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

Oct 05

MDAS Field Trip — Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary

OCTOBER 5 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Elsie Roemer Bird Sanctuary, Alameda Wednesday October 5, 9am – 1pm A visit to the Alameda shoreline as the tide rises should produce good views of shorebirds. A viewing platform and trails will give us excellent opportunities to study these birds at close range. We may drive to other nearby locations for additional birding. Hike Rating:  Category 1 – Easy […]

Oct 06

Monthly Program: October 2022

OCTOBER 6 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Birding Information: MDAS President Jerry Britten will present highlights of his summer Alaskan birding trip to the High Arctic Tundra and the Anchorage area. Main Program: Gardening for Birds with California Native Plants Eddie Bartley and Noreen Weeden You can have a beautiful native plant garden that attracts amazing birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Learn […]

Oct 08

MDAS/SMD Field Trip—Curry Canyon

OCTOBER 8 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mount Diablo Audubon Society and Save Mount Diablo are partnering up for a hike on Save Mount Diablo’s gorgeous Curry Canyon Ranch. This portion of Curry Canyon Ranch showcases beautiful rangeland ecosystems and valley oak and riparian habitat. We’ll be looking for fall migrants, arriving wintering birds, and raptors. You might even see a golden […]

Oct 15

MDAS Field Trip — Five Brooks & Bear Valley

OCTOBER 15 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Five Brooks/Bear Valley, West Marin County Saturday October 15, 9:00am – 1pm This trip visits two inland areas near Point Reyes, environments of trees and meadows that are miles from the windswept dunes. Five Brooks is a reliable location for California Quail. All sorts of interesting birds show up around the pond at Five Brooks: […]