Nature Activities for Kids (And the Young at Heart)

Keep the outdoor education going all year by taking your kids to these great Bay Area science and nature centers.

Posted on By Rebecca Rountree
Why We Need Wildlife Crossings for the Santa Cruz Mountains

Learn more about our work studying the movement of wildlife and what this work means for the future of the Bay Area.

Posted on By Neal Sharma
Monarch Butterfly: How You Can Save the Monarch Butterfly

Western monarch butterflies are on the brink of extinction. Learn what you can do to save this iconic species.

Posted on By Peter Cowan, PhD
Monarch Butterfly: Speak, Monarch. Tell Us How to Save You.

Western monarch butterflies are on the brink of extinction. Here author Mary Ellen Hannibal grapples with the future of this species.

Posted on By Mary Ellen Hannibal
Snowy Plover: This Adorable Bird Needs Your Attention

The snowy plover has been pushed to the brink of extinction. But there's hope at the newly protected Tunitas Creek Beach near Half Moon Bay. Learn more!

Posted on By Matt Dolkas
Back from the Brink – The Elephant Seals of Año Nuevo

Northern elephants seals were once thought to be extinct. Read more about these intriguing creatures, and learn where to see them this year.

Posted on By Sheryl Heckmann
Birds Are Flocking to California. Here’s Why

Right now, thousands of birds are flocking to California's San Francisco Bay. Why here? And how do they know where they're going?

Posted on By Peter Cowan, PhD
Where to Go Whale-watching on the Coast

It's that time of year again. Here are two of our favorite spots to see whales from the San Mateo Coast.

Posted on By Matt Dolkas
The Houseplant That Tried to Take Over a San Vicente Creek

There's an invasive houseplant loose in the Santa Cruz Mountains that can swallow a creek. But we're going to stop it before it can.

Posted on By Irina Kogan
Where to Find Monarch Butterfly Roosts in the Bay Area

Monarch butterflies will soon be arriving to overwinter in the Golden State. Learn where you can see them in the Bay Area.

Posted on By Matt Dolkas

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