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April 2019

Take the Bay Ridge Challenge

April 20 - December 15

Wherever you are, the Ridge Trail isn’t far away. This long-distance trail circumnavigates the Bay Area through all nine counties. And you can too! Walk, run, bike, or horseback ride your way through selected local adventures and explore the many beautiful miles of the Ridge Trail for 360 degrees of inspiration. For 30 years, the Bay Area Ridge Trail Council and people like you have been building and taking care of the Bay Area’s very own long-distance trail. Celebrate our…

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October 2019

Bioblitz! Family Workshop

October 26, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
SF, CA 94129 United States
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$15

Come be a citizen scientist and help us identify all the living things you can find on the beach, in the water, and in the air on Crissy Field. Ages 4-10 and their families. Registration open soon.   https://farallones.org/events/family-workshops/ Dive deeper into ocean science as a family at our Sanctuary Visitor Center Family Workshops. Led by our team of marine science educators, these weekend workshops are perfect for 4–10 year old budding marine biologists and their families. Select Saturdays and Sundays,…

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BUG EATERS: All about Carnivorous Plants

October 26, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
UC Botanical at Berkeley, 200 Centennial Drive
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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$12 – $18

In honor of Halloween, we will explore some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can trap and eat bugs! Enjoy this family program for all ages as we get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations of carnivorous plants. Children go home with a venus fly trap! Target audiences:  All Audiences, Children Open to audience:  All Audiences Registration required:  $18 Adult / $16 Child or $12 Member Adult / $10 Member Child Registration info: https://41780.blackbaudhosting.com/41780/FAMILY-PROGRAM-BUG-EATERS–All-about-Carnivorous-Plants-26Oct2019 Event Contact:  [email protected], 510-664-7606

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Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

October 26, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Most classes produce a fun project to take home for continued discoveries. *On the third Saturday of each month there will be a special Astronomy Science activity in the Pop-up Planetarium in the Randall Theater.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

October 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs.

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Meet the Animal Keeper

October 26, 2:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Free

Venture into the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the natural world. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or…

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Tales at Twilight: Fantastical Fall Storytelling at Sienna Ranch

October 26, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sienna Ranch, 3232 Deer Hill Rd.
Lafayette, 94549
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$15

October 26th 6pm-9:30pm Tours start every half hour Price- $15 per person A mystery is afoot. Creepy creatures have tumbled out of the rocks and shrubs of Briones Regional Park and have found their way to our humble Sienna Ranch. Join us for an immersive evening tour as we investigate these curious critters. Tales at Twilight is a family friendly way to celebrate this Fall season. There will be two guided tour options: A Feast with the Foxes (ages 0-7),…

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Autumn Exploration

October 27, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Russian Ridge Open Space Preserve, Skyline Boulevard at Page Mill Road
Redwood City, CA 94062 United States
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You’ll explore the diverse plant communities of this Preserve in the fall, as you enjoy a leisurely-paced hike along the Ancient Oak, Charquin, and Ridge Trails. Learn about local flora and fauna discovered on your route and find out who Charquin (of the above-named trail) was. Expect spectacular views, weather permitting. Appropriate for capable children 10 years or older; the hike has moderate elevation changes. Docents Ann McCarty, Marie Faust Evitt, and Catherine Crawford-Swent will be your guides. Where to…

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Phycology Phamily Workshop

October 27, 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center, 991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
SF, CA 94129 United States
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$15

Join us for a seaweed exploration on Crissy Field Beach and learn about their importance in an underwater forest found right in our ocean. Ages 4-10 and their families. Registration open soon. https://farallones.org/events/family-workshops/ Dive deeper into ocean science as a family at our Sanctuary Visitor Center Family Workshops. Led by our team of marine science educators, these weekend workshops are perfect for 4–10 year old budding marine biologists and their families. Select Saturdays and Sundays, 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm Location: Greater…

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November 2019

Animal Architecture

November 2, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ordinarily, nests, burrows and many kinds of animal-made structures are not considered architecture. However, these structures are carefully constructed designs for specific purposes. Some have inspired human designs and construction methods. You’ll discover master builders of the woodlands, and learn why the “architects” are successful; you’ll also appreciate the importance of a healthy environment that provides life-sustaining food and materials. Docents Helena Cohen and Frances Reneau will lead this leisurely-paced nature walk following the Orchard Loop Trail to the Zinfandel…

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“Kids Day at the Adobe” at the Peña Adobe Park in Vacaville!

November 2, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Pena Adobe Historical Park, Off Interstate 80 at Pena Adobe
Vacaville, CA 95687
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free

On Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. come see the historic Peña Adobe, one of the oldest structures in Solano County. Dating back to 1842, the Adobe was once the home of the Juan Felipe Peña family, who with the Vacas, settled in Vacaville over one hundred seventy five years ago. Stop in the adjacent Mowers-Goheen Museum, and see local artifacts that include Peña family children’s toys, ladies dresses from the turn of the century and…

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Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

November 2, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Most classes produce a fun project to take home for continued discoveries. *On the third Saturday of each month there will be a special Astronomy Science activity in the Pop-up Planetarium in the Randall Theater.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

November 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs.

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Meet the Animal Keeper

November 2, 2:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Free

Venture into the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the natural world. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or…

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You’re Invited to our Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway!

November 9, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
free

You’re Invited to Come Celebrate Summer on the Greenway! The Watershed Project invites you to come to our Second Saturday on the Richmond Greenway. Our volunteer community workday is coming up soon and we would love to have you come join us. Come by to dig in and help take care of the Richmond Greenway, a wonderful community park and cycling/pedestrian path. Come enjoy the green, lush growth of summer as we tend our native plants, learn some useful gardening…

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Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

November 9, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Most classes produce a fun project to take home for continued discoveries. *On the third Saturday of each month there will be a special Astronomy Science activity in the Pop-up Planetarium in the Randall Theater.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

November 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs.

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Meet the Animal Keeper

November 9, 2:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Free

Venture into the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the natural world. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or…

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Bird Walk at Edgewood Natural Preserve

November 10, 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Edgewood County Park: Bill and Jean Lane Education Center, 6 Old Stage Coach Rd
Redwood City, CA 94062
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free

Join Sequoia Audubon Society  and Friends of Edgewood docents for an early morning bird walk. Hike through oak woodlands and natural meadows. Look and listen for California Thrasher, Wrentit, Oak Titmouse, Red-shouldered Hawk, Western Bluebirds, and many more. In addition to spotting birds, find out about their habits, preferences, and how they live. Interested children are welcome. Terrain: This 3 to 4 mile hike traverses gentle hills and lasts 3 to 4  hours. Pace: Slow! Bring water, a hat, sturdy…

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Almaden Quicksilver Fall 2019 Bioblitz

November 16, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

A BioBlitz is an event where we find and identify as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. At a this BioBlitz, scientists, families, students, teachers, and other community members work together to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms that live in a place. Docents will guide you and teach you to use the iNaturalist app on your smartphone or tablet to record all the living things…

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Saturday Science Drop-in Workshops

November 16, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Science Studio and discover the wonders of science. From building rockets to making polymers, the project-based activities explore a different science topic each week. Most classes produce a fun project to take home for continued discoveries. *On the third Saturday of each month there will be a special Astronomy Science activity in the Pop-up Planetarium in the Randall Theater.

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Afternoon Art Drop-in Workshops

November 16, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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$5 – $10

Drop by the Randall Museum’s Art Room and get creative with your kids. Art instructors guide a different hands-on art activity each week. All ages are welcome to participate. Afternoon Art is a great way to get a taste of the Randall Museum’s arts and crafts programs.

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Meet the Animal Keeper

November 16, 2:00 pm
Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way
San Francisco, 94114 United States
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Free

Venture into the Randall Museum’s live animal exhibit, Wild in California, and join one of the animal keepers in an open discussion about the museum’s wildlife residents. Learn how the keepers care for the animals and how and where these creatures live in the natural world. Kids and families will meet some of the animals up-close and can ask the keeper questions to find out more about their favorites. Visitors can meet a snake, check out a barn owl, or…

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Search for the Everlasting

November 17, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join docents Bob Segalla and Greg Azevedo to share the enjoyment of this Preserve so close to home and take the opportunity to decide if a certain plant smells like maple syrup – many people think it does! A lovely view awaits you along the Orchard Loop and Zinfandel Trails as does the sound of Stevens Creek. Capable children are welcome on this moderately-paced hike. A visit to the Picchetti Winery for wine tasting is optional (on your own) at…

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