Education Committee

 

The Education Committee organizes birding classes for members and the public, conducts birding presentations for area youth and teachers through in-school and after-school activities, educates the public at tabling events and via 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.

Volunteers are welcome to join the committee to share ideas about educational opportunities for members and the public through tabling events, school presentations and science fairs, public informational kiosks, and partnership activities with local conservation groups. The committee is exploring opportunities to create presentations for scouting groups and community organizations. If you are interested in helping with the Education Committee, please contact Krista Vossekuil, Education Chair at .

Upcoming Events

Sep 30

MDAS Field Trip — Outer Point Reyes

SEPTEMBER 30 @ 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Outer Point Reyes is a wonderful place for fall migrants, many of them Eastern passerine vagrants. You never know who’ll turn up…sightings in past years have included Blackburnians and Blackpolls; Chestnut-sided, Connecticut, Black-and-white, Magnolia, Prothonotary, Yellow-throated, and Black-throated Blues…and that’s just the warblers. We’ve also seen Yellow-green, Red-eyed and White-eyed Vireos, Orchard Orioles, Ovenbirds, American […]

Oct 07

MDAS Field Trip — Birding by Bike at Clifton Court Forebay

OCTOBER 7 @ 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Have a bicycle, e-bike or scooter, and like to bird? Join MDAS at Clifton Court Reservoir in eastern Contra Costa County, where we will do an out-and-back biking/birding trip of approximately 10 miles on a flat, paved levee road, to see a myriad of bird species. Those who are equipped for it can also navigate […]

Oct 21

MDAS Field Trip — Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary/Crab Cove, Alameda

OCTOBER 21 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The millions of shorebirds that winter on San Francisco Bay make it a state and global Important Bird Area. It is part of the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network and is also designated as a Wetland of International Importance under UNESCO’s Ramsar Convention. We’ll start at the viewing platform at Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, which […]

Oct 26

MDAS Field Trip — Lodi Lake & Woodbridge Preserve

OCTOBER 26 @ 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

We’ll bird first at Lodi Lake and its riparian area alongside the Mokelumne River. Plan to see waterfowl and many bird species including Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatch, Cedar Waxwing, Herons, Warblers and Wood Duck. (We’ve had Varied Thrush in the past but cannot guarantee!) From Lodi Lake we’ll move on to Woodbridge Ecological Preserve, where we’ll […]