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

Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Morning Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 22

Advanced Beginning Birding – Evening Lectures

SEPTEMBER 22 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Instructor: Anne Hoff 5 sessions on Wednesdays and Sundays Venue: Zoom plus field trips Did the Covid lockdown spark or renew your interest in birding? Want to move beyond being able to tell a robin from a jay and be able to sort out the sparrows? Moved across the country and finding new birds? Or maybe you’re […]

Sep 28

Feathered Hunters—Identifying Raptors with Bob Lewis

SEPTEMBER 28 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Raptors include hawks, falcons, eagles, vultures, and owls. They are efficient hunters, catching a variety of prey from small mammals and birds to snakes and large insects, using razor-sharp talons. Although identification may seem a bit difficult at first, with a little experience it is possible to identify many raptors in flight as well as […]

Sep 30

Avian Adventures In The Bay Area

SEPTEMBER 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Instructor: Miya Lucas And Wendy Beers 6 sessions on Thursdays and weekends Venue: Zoom plus field trips Fall is an avian wonder in the Bay Area. Our location on the Pacific Flyway brings many migrants through as they head south for the winter.  This class will introduce you to some of these visitors, both their visual field […]