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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Feb 02

Monthly Program: February 2023

FEBRUARY 2 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A 27 Year Wildflower Journey: The Making of Beauty and the Beast: California Wildflowers and Climate Change Rob Badger and Nita Winter Rob Badger and Nita Winter take you behind the scenes on their 27-year journey photographing wildflowers throughout California and the West. It began in 1992 when they discovered and fell in love with […]

Feb 04

MDAS Field Trip — Thornton Area/Cosumnes Preserve

FEBRUARY 4 @ 8:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Birding Cosumnes Preserve and the Thornton Area Saturday, February 4, 8:45 AM-2 PM Tundra Swans, Sandhill Cranes, hawks and grassland birds. Trip will go in light rain. Bring lunch and a beverage. If questions, call the leader. Hike rating: 1 – Easy. Elevation change: Minor Distance: Depending on the route decided. Co-Leaders: Ethan Chickering, 925-890-3833 […]

Feb 11

MDAS Field Trip — Shollenberger Park/Ellis Creek — Rescheduled!

FEBRUARY 11 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Shollenberger Park/Ellis Creek, Petaluma Saturday, February 11, 8:30 AM – 3:00 PM (Rescheduled from January 14) Both sites are good for wintering waders, shorebirds, waterfowl and a few raptors. Hike rating: 2 – moderate Elevation change: minor Meet: Access point to Shollenberger Park behind the Point Blue parking lot. Leader: Sandy Ritchie (925) 381-2514 Directions: […]

Feb 18

MDAS Field Trip — Bodega Bay

FEBRUARY 18 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Bodega Bay Saturday, February 18, 9:30-3:00 Both sites are good for wintering waders, shorebirds, waterfowl and a few raptors. Hike rating: 1-Easy Elevation change: N/A Meet: Porto Bodega Marina, https://goo.gl/maps/SxWebctFy9ZDyUqP6 Leader: Maureen Lahiff, , 510-484-6529 Directions: Take US 101 north to Petaluma. Exit at Washington and head SW. Washington becomes Bodega Ave, which becomes Petaluma-Valley Ford Rd, […]