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February 2020

Turtle Observer Training

February 29, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sky Oaks Ranger Station, 49 Sky Oaks Rd
Farifax, CA 94930
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Saturday February 29, 9 am to 12 pm Become a trained Turtle Observer and you will monitor and record behavior of the native Western Pond Turtle on Mt Tamalpais. The required orientation includes observation techniques, a discussion on turtle biology, methods for engaging the public, and a walk to a lake. Volunteers will monitor turtles from February through June on their own schedule. Volunteers can be as young as 8 years old if accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required as…

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Family Herpetology Talk and Walk

February 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve (Volunteer Center), 17000 Armstrong Woods Road
Guernville, California 95446
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$16 – $20

This talk will cover the basics of the herpetological species of the Douglas Fir-Redwood Forest ecosystem including what species can be found, their life cycles and important information for educating visitors about these reclusive moisture lovers. This includes both a classroom and a field component. Meets: Armstrong Redwoods Volunteer Center/ Stewards Office in the Armstrong Redwoods SNR (fee covers entry) Speaker: Brian Lavin, Researcher SSU Department of Biology. Brian specializes in phylogenetic analysis and molecular phylogenetics. He can often be…

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March 2020

Wind and Weather Activities

March 7, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter, 2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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Saturday, March 7th 11:00 am to 12:30 pm Want to come to a fun day of learning about what is going on in the sky? The EcoCenter is hosting a fun day of educational activities that will teach your kids about the wind and the weather! Activities include creating weather in a bottle, using scientific instruments to test the air, and making your own pin-wheels. All materials will be provided. Activities are suited for elementary aged kids but all ages…

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Habitat Restoration: Pine Point

March 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lake Lagunitas parking lot, Sky Oaks Rd
Fairfax, CA 94930 United States
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Saturday, March 14 9:00 a.m. to noon Fire suppression, Sudden Oak Death, and other large-scale changes threaten the Mt. Tam watershed’s oak woodlands, grasslands, and the plants and animals that depend on them to survive. Much work is underway on Bon Tempe’s lakeshore to restore oak woodland habitat. By removing French broom we can increase the diversity of valuable plant and animal life on the watershed. Meeting location is Lake Lagunitas parking lot. RSVP’s to [email protected] or 415-945-1128 are encouraged,…

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Coyote Valley Spring BioBlitz

March 14, 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Coyote Creek Visitor Center, 1887 Silverwings Court
Morgan Hill, CA 95037 United States
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Coyote Valley is an amazing and wonderful green space full of living things. Coyote Valley is a safe haven for many species of plants and animals. Join Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful in cataloging and documenting all of the living things that reside there. We will have experts in various field to help guide participants through all the cool plants and wildlife. The best part? All you need to participate is a smart phone with the iNaturalist app! So bring your…

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