Youth Education

Our Education committee works with youth and teachers through in-school and after-school programs and at Science Fair events. In addition, the “No Child Left Inside” program introduces students to the joys of birding through in-class and field trip experiences.

Due to the continuing coronavirus threat, Mt. Diablo Audubon Society Education committee is not offering in-school or after-school programs and field trips at this time.

No Child Left Inside

Mt. Diablo Audubon’s “No Child Left Inside” program introduces young people to bird watching. In early spring, we work with Antioch students, going into classrooms to teach fundamentals such as how to use binoculars, and partnering with Native Bird Connections for live-bird presentations to illustrate bird anatomy. In late May, volunteers take students birding within Contra Loma Regional Park. Over more than a decade, “No Child Left Inside” has provided outdoor education to more than 1,000 students. For more information, contact Leader Paul Schorr.

Young Birders Club

Mt. Diablo Audubon also sponsors a Young Birders Club which gives young people who like birds and the outdoors a chance to meet other young birders with similar interests, while getting outside and, of course, seeing birds. Monthly field trips and other bird-related activities are planned from August-May. For more information, contact Juan Pablo Galván at .

Upcoming Events

Jun 01

Monthly Program: June 2023

JUNE 1 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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 […]

Jun 03

MDAS Field Trip — Outer Point Reyes

JUNE 3 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Outer Point Reyes Saturday, June 3, 8:30 AM to 3 PM Point Reyes is one of the premiere birding locations in Northern California, a great spot to find rarities during migration—like the Prairie Warbler pictured on the registration page (image by Beth Branthaver). MDAS tries to visit at least twice a year. On this trip […]

Jun 24

The Beaver Festival in Martinez

JUNE 24 @ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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 […]

Jul 21

MDAS Field Trip — Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump

JULY 21 @ 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Hayward Regional Shoreline, Frank’s Dump Friday, July 21, 3:30 PM to 6 PM For a shorebird spectacle, we will visit the hotspot known as “Frank’s Dump” in late afternoon when the sun will be at our backs, allowing good viewing of shorebirds congregating on the dry flats at high tide. At this time of year […]