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

Apr 04

MDAS Field Trip — North Briones

APRIL 4 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

North Briones Tuesday April 4, 8:30 – Noon This walk begins in oak woodlands with lots of spring wildflowers and birds. We then continue through grasslands ending at Sindicich Lagoons. We return the way we came, making about a 3 miles round trip with some climbing. Bring liquids & a snack if you wish. Rating: […]

Apr 05

MDAS Field Trip — Orinda Connector Trail

APRIL 5 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Orinda Connector Trail Wednesday, April 5, 2023, 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM A walk through an EBMUD property, requires a trail permit. If you have one bring it with you.  We walk downhill to San Pablo Creek, then toward the face of Briones Dam.  Wood Ducks are hard to find but some spring birds will […]

Apr 06

Monthly Program: April 2023

APRIL 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Ornitherapy: Watching birds: not only fun, it’s good for you!  Holly Merker Learn why getting your daily dose of Ornitherapy is just what the doctor ordered….Long to-do lists, digital demands, people to connect with- life can be busy! If we allow birds and nature to slow us down, we are practicing “selfcare”. Research shows that […]

Apr 11

MDAS Field Trip — Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA

APRIL 11 @ 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

NEW TRIP! Putah Creek at Pedrick Rd., Davis, CA. Tuesday, April 11, 7:30am to 2pm. This delightful, fairly short stretch of Putah Creek (~3/4 miles), can be very productive during Spring migration. It’s a fairly easy walk through lovely riparian right down in the creek bed. And the occasional sandy stretch will often host several […]