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

Dec 06

MDAS Field Trip—American Canyon Wetlands

DECEMBER 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

American Canyon Wetlands Monday, December 6, 9 AM-Noon Leaders: Chris & Teri Wills, 925-408-5364 A walk out to the wetlands, ponds and sloughs along the Napa River produces many exciting birding opportunities. We expect plenty of waterfowl, raptors, waders, shorebirds and passerines. The parking lot porta-potty was removed in July and may or may not […]

Dec 09

Soundscapes to Landscapes – Audio Bird Monitoring

DECEMBER 9 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

The earth’s biodiversity and associated ecosystem services are in a severe state of decline due to human pressure. However, our knowledge of these changes and impacts on human society is often incomplete. Join us to learn how Soundscapes to Landscapes is using a combination of multiple technologies and the power of citizen/community scientists to fill […]

Dec 15

2021 East County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 15

Hold the date for the 20th annual East Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count!  Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count circle, contact one of […]

Dec 18

2021 Central County Christmas Bird Count

DECEMBER 18

Hold the date for the Central Contra Costa County Christmas Bird Count, a tradition going back to 1955! Species and total numbers of birds within this count circle will be censused.  To participate in field trips led by experienced birders on this special occasion, or to tally birds at your yard/feeder if you live within the count […]