Outreach Activities

Community Outreach

The Education Committee reaches out to the public through tabling activities at local festivals, school Science Fairs, and community events. At tabling events, volunteers share MDAS pamphlets and materials, share information about our chapter activities, and answer general birding questions. The engaging “Nest Box Game” is a crowd favorite, designed for youth, but popular with adults as well.

Past festival favorites have included the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival, The John Muir House Earth Day and Birthday event, Wild Birds Unlimited “Mother Nature” and “Fall Festival” events, the Martinez Beaver Festival, and area elementary and middle school Science Fair and STEAM events. Tabling events are a great way to get involved, meet other chapter members, and share our important birding and conservation message. To volunteer at a tabling event, please contact Susana de Trapaga, Community Outreach Chair at .

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Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Morning Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Evening Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 28

Feathered Hunters—Identifying Raptors with Bob Lewis

SEPTEMBER 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Raptors include hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and owls. They are efficient hunters, catching a variety of prey from small mammals and birds to snakes and large insects, using razor-sharp talons. Although identification may seem a bit difficult at first, with a little experience it is possible to identify many raptors in flight as well as […]

Sep 30

Avian Adventures In The Bay Area

SEPTEMBER 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Miya Lucas And Wendy Beers 6 sessions on Thursdays and weekends Venue: Zoom plus field trips Fall is an avian wonder in the Bay Area. Our location on the Pacific Flyway brings many migrants through as they head south for the winter.  This class will introduce you to some of these visitors, both their visual field […]