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 04

MDAS Field Trip — Outer Point Reyes

JUNE 4 @ 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Outer Point Reyes Saturday, June 4, 8:30 AM to 3 PM Leaders:  Hugh Harvey and Beth Branthaver This is a trip to see some spring birds, and visit some of the migrant traps.  We will stop at the lighthouse overlook and spend some time above the fish docks.  Bring water and lunch. Rating: Category 1 — […]

Jun 11

MDAS Field Trip — Yuba Pass (2-day outing)

JUNE 11 @ 7:00 AM - JUNE 12 @ 1:00 PM

Yuba Pass Saturday-Sunday, June 11-12, 7 AM Saturday to 1 PM Sunday Leaders: Hugh and Rosita Harvey This is always a productive and well-favored weekend trip to the northern Sierra which requires driving and walking, some of it over rough terrain. Saturday we will bird in the Sierra Valley for basin birds.  Sunday we will […]

Aug 20

MDAS Field Trip — Bodega Bay

AUGUST 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Bodega Bay Saturday, August 20, 9 AM to 3 PM Leader:  Hugh Harvey, 925-935-2979 The last trip of our field trip calendar, but sometimes considered the first trip for fall birding.  At Bodega Bay are flocks of shorebirds including Black Oystercatcher, Wandering Tattler, Marbled Godwit, as well as tern, gulls, cormorants, near-shore pelagics and more.  […]

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 […]