Our monthly programs include guest speakers, unusual bird sightings, refreshments, and conversation. Visitors are always welcome. Meetings are held at 7 pm on the first Thursday of every month (except July and August when we take a summer break) in the Camellia Room at The Gardens at Heather Farm, 1540 Marchbanks Drive, Walnut Creek.
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Our Education Committee organizes birding classes for members and the public, conducts birding presentations for area youth and teachers through in-school and after-school programs, educates the public at tabling events and via informational kiosks and birding brochures at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek, and collaborates with area conservation groups to provide birding expertise for partnership hikes and Bioblitz events.
Our Education Committee organizes classes for chapter members and the public to improve birding skills and enhance bird-watching experiences. Knowledgeable instructors provide engaging classroom lectures and guide class field trips to gain practical experience. Past classes have included Birding By Ear, Avian Treasure Hunt (migrants), Beginning Birding, Raptor ID, and Gull ID.
Volunteers representing our chapter reach out to the public at tabling events at area festivals, science fairs, and community events.
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Our Education committee works with youth and teachers through in-school and after-school programs. In addition, “No Child Left Inside” introduces Antioch students to the joys of birding through in-class and field trip experiences.
Learn about local and area classes and activities that may be of interest to members. Also, find links here to online classes and other educational resources related to birding.
Upcoming Education Events
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Monthly Program: June 2023
The Mt. Diablo Audubon Society will meet Thursday, June 1, in the McHale Room of the Pleasant Hill Community Center at 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, 94523. Everyone is welcome to bring a snack to share, if they wish. Parking is free. 6:30 PM Doors Open 7:00 PM Birding Info: Winners of the MDAS photo contest 7:25 PM Announcements 7:40 PM Refreshments and Raffle 8:00 PM Main Program: Antarctica *as a conservation organization we encourage you to bring…Find out more »
The Beaver Festival in Martinez
Join Mt. Diablo Audubon Society at The Beaver Festival in Martinez! The Beaver Festival is finally back! Show your support for urban beavers and join your friends and favorite nature organizations at the FOURTEENTH festival celebrating the Martinez Beavers. Beavers have become big news lately but this is the festival that started it all. Don’t miss our many nature displays, children’s activities, excellent music, silent auction and dynamic chalk mural by Amy Gallaher Hall of Napa. Learn why beavers are…Find out more »