Flies, Glorious Flies!
Jun
18
10:00 am10:00

Flies, Glorious Flies!

  • Knowland Park

Celebrate Father’s Day by discovering the fascinating world of flies on this easy walk in Knowland Park! Flies are extremely important pollinators, can be very beautiful, are incredibly acrobatic, and can even help solve crimes. 

East Bay Gives: CCNH fundraiser!
May
4
12:00 am00:00

East Bay Gives: CCNH fundraiser!

  • Online

Help CCNH offer even better programs! To raise operating funds, we're participating in the East Bay Gives: Day of Giving happening on May 4, 2017 from 12 am to 11:59 pm. 24 hours of giving!

Seaweed Wildtending Adventure
Apr
28
Apr 30

Seaweed Wildtending Adventure

  • Van Damme State Park

The rocky shoreline of Mendocino county boasts some of the greatest diversity of marine algae in North America. Although millions of years old some of these species have witnessed radical changes.

Join us for a three day camping and wildtending workshop. Registration is required.

Water, Wind & People: The forces that shaped Crissy Field
Apr
23
3:00 pm15:00

Water, Wind & People: The forces that shaped Crissy Field

  • Meet by restrooms @ Crissy Field East Beach

The restored salt marsh at Crissy Field is a landscape shaped by forces both natural and human. What many visitors may not know is that the marsh requires active maintenance to stay a marsh! We'll discuss how the interplay of sand, water, wind, and people shapes this landscape, explain why the marsh is not self-maintaining in its current form, and observe some of the plants and animals that reside in the marsh.

City Nature Challenge: Marine critters in Oakland!
Apr
17
5:00 pm17:00

City Nature Challenge: Marine critters in Oakland!

  • Meet @ flagpole outside of Scott's Seafood

In celebration of national Citizen Science Day and in support of the City Nature Challenge, join the California Center for Natural History to document the nature in Oakland!  Ever wonder what critters lurk beneath the surface of the waters around Jack London Square in Oakland, CA? Here’s your chance to see them and to learn about the weird creatures that live right under our feet.

City Nature Challenge: Oakland's secret beach!
Apr
17
12:00 pm12:00

City Nature Challenge: Oakland's secret beach!

  • Radio Beach (aka Toll Plaza Beach)

Come and explore Oakland's secret beach!

Radio Beach is really a unique spot in our fair city - as Andrew Alden says in his fantastic blog Oakland Geology, “Radio Beach is Oakland’s nearest thing to a natural beach… There is no lonelier or prettier spot on Oakland’s waterfront.”

Bioblitz of El Portal near Yosemite
Apr
8
10:30 am10:30

Bioblitz of El Portal near Yosemite

  • 9753 Incline Road El Portal, CA, 95318 United States

The town of El Portal sits just outside the western gate of Yosemite along the Merced River inside a deep carved valley. Due to its proximity to one of the most used National Parks in the world there is a lot of pressure to develop the area and surprisingly few studies have been done on what organisms live in the area. Come help in a community generated species survey of approximately 2 miles along the Merced River...

Oakland EarthEXPO
Apr
6
10:00 am10:00

Oakland EarthEXPO

  • Frank H. Ogawa Plaza

EarthEXPO is a free annual environmental fair hosted by the City of Oakland Public Works Department. The fair highlights transportation, environmental health, waste reduction, water, energy, urban design, nature and community themes. 

Bioblitz of threatened Amador Canal - Spring version
Mar
25
9:30 am09:30

Bioblitz of threatened Amador Canal - Spring version

  • Paloma Pollinators

Come help generate a community based species survey (Bioblitz) of the historical and threatened Amador Canal just a few miles outside of Jackson, California. This 130+ year old unlined canal in the heart of the Gold Country runs 8 miles from Lake Tabeaud to Tanner Reservoir and an entire diverse middle Sierra Foothills ecosystem has developed around it which is in jeopardy as water authorities look to close the canal. This is also the watershed that feeds into EBMUD, so if you're from the East Bay and always wondered where you water comes from, this is your chance! ...

In Search of an Elusive Butterfly: the San Bruno Elfin
Mar
18
11:00 am11:00

In Search of an Elusive Butterfly: the San Bruno Elfin

  • San Bruno Mountain State Park: Meet @ Radio Tower Summit parking lot

Federally Listed as Endangered in 1976, the San Bruno Elfin (Callophrys mossii bayensis) is a nickel-sized, Burmese brown denizen of the top-most, rock outcrops of San Bruno. This butterfly doesn't live much beyond this niche habitat on the mountain!  There may be other "Harbingers of Spring" around as well, such as the Coastal Green Hairstreaks & Brown Elfins.
 

An Aquatic Evening: Newts and trivia!
Feb
12
4:00 pm16:00

An Aquatic Evening: Newts and trivia!

  • Tilden Golf Course

California Center for Natural History and East Bay Regional Parks are teaming up to bring you a Valentine’s Day treat - nature walk meets happy hour! Come for an evening tour of Wildcat Creek’s amorous amphibians, then mingle with fellow nature lovers at the Grizzly Bar and Grill (open late just for the occasion) while enjoying drinks and nature trivia!

It's a Valentine-themed walk to remember... amphibian amplexus, spermatophores, and nuptial pads await. Meet at the Tilden Golf Course. Adults 21+.

 

Tilden Fungal Fair
Jan
29
4:30 pm16:30

Tilden Fungal Fair

  • Tilden Environmental Education Center

Winter rains make the East Bay hills come alive with mushrooms! View local mushroom specimens, enjoy a presentation on fungi, and peruse our favorite guidebooks at this mini-fungus fair.

This is a FREE event! 

 

Redwood Creek Coho Walk
Jan
22
11:00 am11:00

Redwood Creek Coho Walk

  • Muir Beach parking lot

107 endangered sexually mature Coho salmon were recently released into Redwood Creek. Come see what happened next and learn about their natural and cultural history with Naturalist Nik Bertulis. Explore this aquatic wonderland and help us unravel the next chapter of this genetically unique population.

MicroBioblitz: Lake Merritt
Jan
18
6:00 pm18:00

MicroBioblitz: Lake Merritt

  • Rotary Nature Center

Come explore the microworld of the microcosm that is Lake Merritt in Downtown Oakland with Damon Tighe. The majority of the biological world lives at scales that we can not perceive but with the aid of magnification we can peer into this world...

Open House @ Manylabs!
Jan
12
6:30 pm18:30

Open House @ Manylabs!

  • Manylabs

Manylabs open house in San Francisco! Come to meet new folks doing awesome things, and learn about the open-source science projects happening at Manylabs.

Mushrooms at Fernandez Ranch
Dec
11
10:30 am10:30

Mushrooms at Fernandez Ranch

  • Fernandez Ranch

Come explore the rolling hills of Fernandez Ranch in north Contra Costa County. We’ll look for chanterelles, boletes, and a variety of visually stunning fungi. Damon Tighe, a local amateur mycologist will help find and identify what’s popping and discuss the role of fungi in the ecosystem.

 

 

Pop-up Aquarium at Jack London Square
Nov
26
2:00 pm14:00

Pop-up Aquarium at Jack London Square

  • Near flagpole by Scott's Seafood Restaurant

Did you know every floating dock is like an upside-down coral reef? They’re teeming with marine life like sponges, tunicates, worms, crabs, and even sea spiders and nudibranchs.

Green Friday! Birdwatching for Beginners at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park
Nov
25
9:00 am09:00

Green Friday! Birdwatching for Beginners at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

  • Middle Harbor Shoreline Park

Turn Black Friday into Green Friday!

Forget the hassle of shopping and spend a fun and relaxing two hours watching the migrating birds of San Francisco Bay! Meet us at Oakland's beautiful Middle Harbor Shoreline Park for a walk along the shore and learn the basics of birdwatching, bird identification, and the amazing adaptations of these avians in an easy-going setting.