Events & Meetings: Interpretive Activities

Admire the Aster at Eden Landing

Eden Landing, Hayward/Union City

  • Saturday, September 9, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Did you know that the birth flower for September is Aster? And guess what abounds in our California wetlands? Native California Aster! The California Aster is not only beautiful, but it also helps prevent erosion with its extensive root system. It’s also a perennial, which means it functions as a great wildlife food source and habitat for many years. Come marvel at the California Aster in its natural wild habitat, and help Save The Bay create new habitat while you’re at it! Register here.

Duck Hunting Informational Meeting

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, September 16, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Want to know more about the Don Edwards Refuge’s duck hunting program like where you can hunt and what the refuge regulations are? Join us at this informational meeting and speak with our refuge manager and refuge police.

Drawbridge Van Excursion

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, September 23, 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

An abandoned town in the San Francisco Bay? That’s right! Nestled on an island in the salt marshes of South San Francisco Bay, the town of Drawbridge once boomed. Was it a quiet, peaceful town full of nature lovers, or people scrabbling out a living? How long did it exist? Find out at this program, led by Ceal Craig. We will start with a slideshow, and then take a short van excursion to view Drawbridge across Coyote Creek. Program will be of most interest to adults interested in history or nature; children 13 and over with an adult are welcome. Space is very limited. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Go to Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext.104. (Note: we do not visit the town itself – we go to the closest spot that one can legally view Drawbridge.)

Pacific Flyway

Ravenswood SF2 Trail, Menlo Park

  • Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Our wetlands are an important stop on the Pacific Flyway, a major bird migration route. Stroll with docent Laurel Stell to learn why birds migrate, why they stop along the San Francisco Bay, and to spot the birds in action. Trail is easy and level. All ages and abilities welcome. Meet at the SF2 trail parking area on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge. Reservations required. Go to: Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

Do Something Nice for the Bay at Eden Landing

Eden Landing, Hayward/Union City

  • Saturday, October 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 5th marks "Do Something Nice Day", but it's not too late to continue the spirit of generosity. Join Save The Bay at Eden Landing to tend to native seedlings and remove harmful invasive species. Once established and thriving, these native seedlings will provide habitat for wildlife, protect our communities from flooding, and improve water quality for all Bay inhabitants. Register here.

Shark Day

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Help us appreciate our finned friends of the bay. Enjoy guided wildlife hikes and live demonstrations by the Marine Science Institute. You can also make a spectacular shark or ocean themed craft! Register at – priority for hikes, demos, and crafts will be given to those who register. Questions? Call 408-262-5513.

Volunteer Orientation - Alviso

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you have an interest in wildlife and their conservation, enjoy working with people, and are enthusiastic and dependable, the refuge’s volunteer program is for you! As a volunteer, you will receive on-the-job training from staff and other volunteers in the project area you choose. Project areas in Alviso are: restoration projects; information desk on Saturdays, interpretive programs, school field trips; and citizen science/community service.