Special Outreach Events

2017 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH EVENTS

Wildlife Conservation Expo

Saturday October 14th 2017 @ 10am to 6pm

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Please join SF Bay ACS Chapter for this exciting Wildlife Conservation Expo!

The Wildlife Conservation Expo brings together many of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists in one place.

Attendees can meet conservationists, hear their talks and be part of a community dedicated to saving endangered animals.

The Wildlife Conservation Expo gives us the chance to bring the excitement and adventure of wildlife conservation fieldwork directly to you. Some of the world’s leading conservationists protecting endangered species come together to share their stories. Spend the day in the world of a conservationist—from the African savannah to the forests of South America—as you learn about the trials and joys that stem from living in wild places with wild animals.

This year, we are especially looking forward to hosting a panel on climate change and its impacts on wildlife and the work of conservationists worldwide.

In between sessions please walk around and talk with the conservationists and the dozens of exhibitors selling curios and sharing information about their worthy wildlife-related causes.

For questions about the Expo, please email events@wildnet.org.

Tickets will go on sale in August 15, 2017 @ http://www.wildnet.org

 

Join us at the 7th Annual Discovery Day at AT&T Park!

Saturday November 11th   10AM-4PM

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It’s always festival time in the Bay Area! The Discovery Days program brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days will have hundreds of hands on activities, numerous performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment. This year, there will be over 150 activities and exhibits along with numerous stage performances.

All Discovery Day events are FREE!

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 11th   10AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, there is something for everyone to unleash their inner scientist.

Keep visiting http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days

 

150 EXHIBITS AND ACTIVITIES

CHEVRON STEM ZONE * LIFE SCIENCE ALLEY * ROBOT ZOO

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Experience over 150 hands-on exhibits and activities from leading science and technology organizations from across the Bay Area. Universities, science museums, research labs, after school organizations, and local companies join forces for an unprecedented opportunity to meet scientists and engineers. Topics include health & medicine, engineering, technology, biotechnology, climate science, and so much more. This year, every exhibit will be framed as investigative questions to encourage explorations and curiosity that we hope will continue throughout the school year.

For an updated map & performance schedule: Rain or Shine!

  http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/

Parking/Transportation: We encourage everyone to take public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&T Park is accessible by MUNI, Caltrain, and BART. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.  *Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $10/vehicle (South of Park)

For a complete line up events and locations go to:

http://www.bayareascience.org/discovery-days/

 

Join SF Bay American Cetacean Society Chapter for

Pacifica Beach Coalition Earth Day of Action & EcoFest

Saturday April 22nd

9 to 11 a.m. Clean Ups @ Citywide Sites

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EcoFest @ Linda Mar Beach                                               

EcoFest features 45 booths with information and kids activities as well as speakers, live music and refreshments. 

For the 13th year in a row, Pacifica Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly events of the Peninsula, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. Last year, more than 7,500 volunteers joined us and together we picked up and removed 12,116 pounds of trash, recycle, and greenwaste from over 75 sites.

After a morning of cleanups, habitat restoration and gardening on Saturday, April 22nd  from 9 to 11 a.m. head over to the EcoFest at Linda Mar Beach i South Parking Lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with entertainment, speakers, and environmental organizations tables.

Earth Day is Action!  Earth Day is Education!  Everyday is Earth Day!

Be sure to stop by our table and say Hello!

For further information: http://pacificabeachcoalition.org/coming-soon-april-22-earth-day-ecofest/

2016 SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH EVENTS

Join us at Discovery Day!

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It’s always festival time in the Bay Area! The Discovery Days program brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days will have hundreds of hands on activities, numerous performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment. This year, there will be over 150 activities and exhibits along with numerous stage performances. All Discovery Day events are free!

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 5th:   10AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, there is something for everyone to unleash their inner scientist.

Keep visiting http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/ for an updated map & performance schedule.   Rain or Shine!

Parking/Transportation: We encourage everyone to take public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&T Park is accessible by MUNI, Caltrain, and BART. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.  *Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $10/vehicle (South of Park)

For a complete line up events and locations go to:http://www.bayareascience.org/discovery-days/

Wildlife Conservation Expo

Saturday October 8th 2016 @ 10am to 6pm

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

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Please join SF Bay ACS Chapter for this exciting Wildlife Conservation Expo!

The Wildlife Conservation Expo brings together many of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists in one place.

Attendees can meet conservationists, hear their talks and be part of a community dedicated to saving endangered animals.

The Wildlife Conservation Expo gives us the chance to bring the excitement and adventure of wildlife conservation fieldwork directly to you. Some of the world’s leading conservationists protecting endangered species come together to share their stories. Spend the day in the world of a conservationist—from the African savannah to the forests of South America—as you learn about the trials and joys that stem from living in wild places with wild animals.

This year, we are especially looking forward to hosting a panel on climate change and its impacts on wildlife and the work of conservationists worldwide.

In between sessions please walk around and talk with the conservationists and the dozens of exhibitors selling curios and sharing information about their worthy wildlife-related causes.

For questions about the Expo, please email events@wildnet.org.

Tickets will go on sale in August, 2016 @ http://www.wildnet.org

Join SF Bay American Cetacean Society Chapter For the Pacifica Beach Coalition Earth Day of Action & EcoFest

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Saturday April 23rd

9 to 11 a.m. Clean Ups @ Citywide Sites

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. EcoFest @ Linda Mar Beach                                               

EcoFest features 45 booths with information and kids activities as well as speakers, live music and refreshments. 

For the 12th year in a row, Pacifica Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly events of the Peninsula, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. Last year, more than 7,500 volunteers joined us and together we picked up and removed 12,116 pounds of trash, recycle, and greenwaste from over 75 sites.

After a morning of cleanups, habitat restoration and gardening on Saturday, April 23rd  from 9 to 11 a.m. head over to the EcoFest at Linda Mar Beach i South Parking Lot from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with entertainment, speakers, and environmental organizations tables.

Earth Day is Action!  Earth Day is Education!  Everyday is Earth Day!

Be sure to stop by our table and say Hello!

For further information: http://pacificabeachcoalition.org/coming-soon-april-23rd-earth-day-of-action-ecofest/

                          “Expanding Your Horizons” at Skyline college  
Thank you Natalie Emken, Gaye Frisby, Carolyn Clute, and Giselle Viltz for all your great work March 12th at Skyline college for the EYH conference. 
“Expanding Your Horizons”(EYH) is a conference for 6th through 12thgrade young women to learn about career opportunities in math and science. Science and math careers are fun, exciting, and rewarding and so is EYH! Conference participants conduct lab experiments, wire high-tech phone systems, examine microscopic creatures, and design their own computer software. Each girl attends three hands-on workshops during the all-day conference. During the day, the girls participate in a Problems and Puzzles Contest. Contest winners receive “A Day With a Scientist”.

 

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2016 8th Annual Environmental Youth Forum

 Rafael Theater, San Rafael

February 9th, 2016

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFull Day Event: Films, speakers, panels, workshops, “active cinema”, room to meet local and national environmental organizations. We had an inspiring day meeting so many students and teachers from schools all over the bay area that are involved or interested in working on environmental issues.

2015 SPECIAL EVENTS

International 21st Biennial Conference on the Biology of Marine Mammals: “Bridging the Past Toward the Future”

13-18 December 2015

Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA

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The Society for Marine Mammalogy holds biennial international meetings with the goal of enhancing collaboration, sharing ideas, and improving the quality of research on marine mammals within the scientific community. The 21st biennial conference will return to San Francisco for the first time since its founding in 1981. The meeting will focus on marine mammal conservation in a changing world and bring together leaders in the field from every continent. The gathering of interdisciplinary experts enables discussion amongst marine mammal scientists and policy makers, enhancing collaboration and training the next generation of scientists and practitioners, and is a key opportunity to foster international partnerships and collaborations. In addition to key-note lectures and oral presentations, there will be over 1,000 poster presentations and topical workshops on hot topics in marine mammal science.

Session Themes for oral and poster presentations will include:
Acoustics  •  Anatomy  •  Behaviour  •  Climate Change  •  Conservation  •  Distribution and Abundance  •  Education and Communication  •  Ecology  •  Evolution  •  Genetics and Genomics(including systematics, “omics” & microbiomics, population genetics)  •  Human Dimensions, Policy and Management (including protected species, MPAs, international governance)  •  Medicine & Toxicology (including health, infectious disease, strandings, pathology)  •  Physiology  •  Population Biology  •  Sensory Biology

Full information: https://www.marinemammalscience.org/conference/

 

2015 SPECIAL OUTREACH EVENTS

4th Annual Wine Country Optics and Nature Festival

Sunday, Sept. 20th – 10:00AM – 4:00PM

Free admission

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Binoculars, Bat, Badgers, Beavers, Art and Music 
Please join SF Bay American Cetacean Society chapter at the historic Sonoma Barracks on the plaza to Celebrate Sonoma’s Good Nature!

Over 50 Northern California nature organizations plus distinguished nature artists, musicians and Native American organizations. Ten world class optics companies that manufacturer binoculars and spotting scopes will demo and sell products. Even Smokey Bear will be there! A partnership with Sonoma State Parks.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

Wildlife Conservation Expo

Saturday October 10th @ 10am to 6pm

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

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Please join SF Bay ACS Chapter for this exciting Wildlife Conservation Expo!

The Wildlife Conservation Expo brings together many of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists in one place.

Attendees can meet conservationists, hear their talks and be part of a community dedicated to saving endangered animals.

Dr Jane Goodall will return in 2015 as the event’s keynote speaker.

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This is a very Special Year because they have included the extremely endangered VAQUITA! Come hear Omar Vidal give a presentation on the Vaquitas!

Other speakers will include Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton of Save the Elephants, Dr. Laurie Marker of Cheetah Conservation Fund, Dr. Colleen Begg of Niassa Lion Project, and many more.  Complete Expo Speaker Schedule: http://wildnet.org/events/wildlife-conservation-expo-0

Journey to some of the most exotic places on Earth – from the African savannah to the Colombian rainforest and the Asian steppes – accompanied by twenty of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists. Hear their stories of saving endangered animals through work with local communities and the use of groundbreaking conservation techniques.

Experience the wild through the conservationists’ eyes. Learn how you can support their work and the future of wildlife. Visit over 30 environmental exhibits to find treasures from around the globe or simply find your own wild inspiration.

Tickets will go on sale in August, 2015. http://www.wildnet.org

We will be exhibiting at the expo so be sure to stop by and say Hello! Look forward to seeing you there!

Please join SF Bay American Cetacean Society at Discovery Days at AT&T Park

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It’s always festival time in the Bay Area! The Discovery Days program brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days will have hundreds of hands on activities, numerous performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment. This year, there will be over 150 activities and exhibits along with numerous stage performances. All Discovery Day events are free!

AT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 7th:   10AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, there is something for everyone to unleash their inner scientist.

Keep visiting http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/ for an updated map & performance schedule.   Rain or Shine!

Parking/Transportation: We encourage everyone to take public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&T Park is accessible by MUNI, Caltrain, and BART. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.  *Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $10/vehicle.

For a complete line up events and locations go to:http://www.bayareascience.org/discovery-days/

A special Earth Day of Action & EcoFest Celebration  for SF Bay ACS in Pacifica! 

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Saturday April 18th

                         9 to 11 a.m. Clean Ups @ Citywide Sites

                                                      11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EcoFest @ Linda Mar Beach                                               2014postr8.5x11

EcoFest features 45 booths with information and kids activities as well as speakers, live music and refreshments. 

For the 11th year in a row, Pacifica Beach Coalition is organizing one of the largest eco-friendly event of the Peninsula, leading beach and neighborhood cleanups from Daly City to Half Moon Bay. Last year, more than 7,500 volunteers joined us and together we picked up and removed 12,116 pounds of trash, recycle, and greenwaste from over 75 sites.

After a morning of cleanups, habitat restoration and gardening on Saturday, April 18 from 9
to 11 a.m. head over to the EcoFest at Linda Mar Beach in the south lot from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment, speakers, and environmental organizations tables.

Another great year of Earth Day celebrations for us at the EcoFest with Pacifica Beach Coalition. The winds did not stop the crowds and a big Thank you to all that came out to support us and say Hello!

12th Annual San Francisco International Ocean Film Festival

February 27 – March 2, 2015

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center

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Jennifer Weller and Gaye Frisby educated attendees about SF Bay ACS Chapter on March 1st

 2015 7th Annual Environmental Youth Forum at the Rafael Theater 

February 3rd, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFull Day Event: Films, speakers, panels, workshops, “active cinema”, room to meet local and national environmental organizations. We had an inspiring day meeting so many students and teachers from schools all over the bay area that are involved or interested in working on environmental issues.


2014 Special Outreach Events

California Coastal Cleanup

Save the Date!

Saturday, September 20, 2013

2014 coast cleanup1Calling all volunteers for the Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day!  80% of the trash entering the ocean from California comes from sources on land.  Please help save our coast and marine life!

Join in an Important and truly FUN day helping to clean our local beaches!

Meet beach site captain ranger Hanna Scardina and Lynette Koftinow (president SF Bay ACS chapter), at Rodeo Beach parking lot at 9:00 am.  The cleanup will go until noon. The Sausalito Lions Club and Friends of the Bay Model provide a FREE “Thank You” BBQ and festivities for all participating volunteers following the cleanup at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito from noon to 3pm!  Please bring your own gloves and a reusable bucket. Buckets and gloves will be available on site also.

On the third Saturday of every September volunteers all over the world converge on beaches, shorelines and inland waterways to pick up trash and remove dangerous debris. Considered the largest marine-related volunteer event in the world, Coastal Cleanup Day is a wonderful opportunity to lend a hand and make a significant difference!!!

Please RSVP to:  Lynette Koftinow; acs.sfbay@gmail.com   (It isn’t necessary to RSVP, just show up, but it gives us an idea of how many are joining us)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Wildlife Conservation Expo

Saturday October 11th @ 10am to 6pm

Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

2014 wcn expoPlease join SF Bay ACS chapter for this exciting wildlife conservation expo! We will be exhibiting at the expo so be sure to stop by and say Hello!

Journey to some of the most exotic places on Earth – from the African savannah to the Colombian rainforest and the Asian steppes – accompanied by twenty of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists. Hear their stories of saving endangered animals through work with local communities and the use of groundbreaking conservation techniques.

Experience the wild through the conservationists’ eyes. Learn how you can support their work and the future of wildlife. Visit over 30 environmental exhibits to find treasures from around the globe or simply find your own wild inspiration.

For full details go to:  http://wildnet.org/events/wildlife-conservation-expo-2014

Tickets available now. Look forward to seeing you there!

Join us at SHARKTOBERFEST 2014

Saturday, October 18th, 11 am – 4 pm

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio, San Francisco, CA 94129

Celebrate the Annual Return of White Sharks to the Gulf of the Farallones!

SharktoberfestFREE ADMISSION

DROP-IN ACTIVITIES: • Shark Science • Shark Experts • Shark Art• Shark Films• Shark Conservation• Costume Contest

  • Beer, Food, Live Music – and more!

SPECIAL PROGRAMS ($5 a person):   Register today: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov
11 am & 1 pm – “Build a White Shark”       11 am & 1 pm – “Shark Printmaking”

OCEAN LIFE PARADE:  3 pm – Come in Costume for our “Ocean Life Parade” (When you RSVP for your free poster, let us know you’re coming in costume! Free. All ages!)

Event information:  www.farallones.org/events      sharkstewards.org     farallones.noaa.gov

Join SF Bay ACS for a special Earth Day of Action & EcoFest Celebration in Pacifica!                                                                     

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                                    JOIN US: Saturday, April 26

                         9 to 11 a.m. Clean Ups @ Citywide Sites

                  11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. EcoFest @ Linda Mar Beach

                                                                             Earth Day of Action & EcoFest

EcoFest features 45 booths with information and kids activities as well as speakers, live music and refreshments. earth day 2014-1

After a morning of cleanups, habitat restoration and gardening on Saturday, April 26 from 9
to 11 a.m., head over to the EcoFest at Linda Mar Beach in the south lot from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with entertainment by the Sardine Family Circus and music by Wall of BluesGroovy Judy and Hanna Carter.

Speakers this year include: 

Carleton Eyster, biologist, Snowy Plover expert, PointBlue.org

Beth Terry, author, “Plastic Free”

Dorsetta Hale, Pacifica Poet Laureate

 

The California Academy of Sciences presents  Brilliant!Science: Incredible Ocean Festival 

SAN FRANCISCO  – For millennia, humans have traveled across the surface of our planet’s oceans. And yet, even today, relatively little is known about the world under the waves. Our oceans are a vital source of food for both humans and other animals, and the waters along California’s coast are particularly rich in life.

incred ocean2From March 15-30, dynamic series of lectures and photography workshops, interactive programs for families, Special NightLife event, and more highlight coastal marine biodiversity Visit: www.calacademy.org/brilliantscience for event tickets and details.

 SF Bay ACS joined Cal Academy Family Festival: Brilliant!Science: Incredible Ocean
Festival 
 
Saturday and Sunday, March 22 & 23

incred ocean6incred ocean8Explore the incredible ocean through informative, interactive programs for the whole family. Learn how understanding food webs helps local efforts to protect marine life through family-friendly activities from Aquarium of the Bay, Coral Reef Alliance, Friends of the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Marine Mammal Center, Marine Science Institute, SF Bay American Cetacean Society, The Watershed Project, and Teen Advocates for Science Communication; watch a sustainable-seafood demo by Academy chef William Pilz; catch a water-themed performance by the USF Dance Generators; join Friends of the SF Public Library for a special story-time; get your photo snapped in the Thank You Ocean photo booth; and more! Tickets: This event is free with Academy admission.

2014 6th ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL YOUTH FORUM @ 3 Screens SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER, SAN RAFAEL

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February 11th (Grades 9-12)

Full Day Event: Films, speakers, panels, workshops, “active cinema”, room to meet local and national environmental organizations.

 

 

 

2013 Special Outreach Events 

Discovery Days

It’s always festival time in the Bay Area! The Discovery Days program brings the fun and excitement of science to a huge crowd. In conjunction with local science outreach groups, Discovery Days will have hundreds of hands on activities, numerous performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented science entertainment. This year, there will be over 150 activities and exhibits along with numerous stage performances. All Discovery Day events are free!

Please join SF Bay American Cetacean Society at Discovery Days at AT&T Park

discovery daysAT&T Park will become a science wonderland when the Bay Area Science Festival concludes again with this FREE science extravaganza on Saturday November 2nd;  11AM-4PM. Last year, more than 30,000 people enjoyed a non-stop program chock-full of interactive exhibits, experiments, games, and shows, all meant to entertain and inspire. With more than 150 exhibits, there is something for everyone to unleash their inner scientist.

Keep visiting http://www.bayareascience.org/festival/discovery-days-at-att-park/ for an updated map & performance schedule.   Rain or Shine!

Parking/Transportation: We encourage everyone to take public transportation to the event as we expect big crowds. AT&TPark is accessible by MUNI, Caltrain, and BART. For more information on public transportation options to the ballpark, check out AT&T Park’s transit page.  *Limited parking will be available in Lot A for $10/vehicle.

For a complete line up events and locations go to: http://www.bayareascience.org/discovery-days/

Discovery Days – North Bay – Saturday, 10/26, 11AM-4PM
Discovery Days North Bay highlights the amazing STEM programs of the North Bay! Last year, activities included liquid nitrogen ice cream, an emergency room patient robot, airplane and catapult launches, marble machines, and elephant toothpaste.
Expected Attendance: 10,000

Discovery Days at Cal State East Bay – Saturday, 10/26, 11AM-4PM
The biennial celebration at CSUEB has been in place since 1974 and joined the Bay Area Science Festival effort in 2011. The past edition featured over 50 activities, including a chemistry magic show, Life of a Criminalist, Geophysical Prospecting, sea slugs and so much more.  Expected Attendance: 10,000

Discovery Days at AT&T Park – Saturday, 11/2 11AM-4PM

Wine Country Nature & Optics Festival

Sunday October 20th 10 a.m. – 4 pm (Free)

Cornerstone Sonoma: 23570 Arnold Drive, Sonoma

http://www.mapquest.com/places/cornerstone-gardens-sonoma-ca-12119025/ (on 121N, 6.1 miles off 37E)

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We are honored to have been invited to exhibit at this wonderful venue. 

Meet leading conservation organizations from Northern California. There will be 30 non-profits (we are the only cetacean/ocean org), 9 Artists, Optics companies, and Live Music.

Look forward to seeing you there!

        

Wildlife Conservation Expo -Saturday October 12th @ 10am to 6pm
Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

Please join SF Bay ACS chapter for this exciting wildlife conservation expo! We will be exhibiting at the expo so be sure to stop by and say hello!

jane_goodallJourney to some of the most exotic places on Earth – from the African savannah to the Colombian rainforest and the Asian steppes – accompanied by twenty of the world’s leading wildlife conservationists. Hear their stories of saving endangered animals through work with local communities and the use of groundbreaking conservation techniques.

Experience the wild through the conservationists’ eyes. Learn how you can support their work and the future of wildlife. Visit over 30 environmental exhibits to find treasures from around the globe or simply find your own wild inspiration.

Special guest speaker: Jane Goodall, Ph.D., DBEThe Jane Goodall Institute,

For full details go to: http://www.wildnet.org/events/expo2012.html Tickets available August 22nd.

Look forward to seeing you there!

California Coastal Cleanup

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Save the Date!
Saturday, September 21, 2013
3rd Saturday in September

Calling all volunteers for the Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day!  80% of the trash entering the ocean from California comes from sources on land.  Please help save our coast and marine life!

Join in an important and fun day helping to clean our local beaches.

Meet beach site captain ranger Steve Kasierski and Dave Thompson, VP -SF Bay ACS chapter, at the Horseshoe Bay Cove, by FortBaker, Sausalito, CA at 9:00am.  The cleanup will go until noon. We may be able to see harbor porpoise frolicking in the waters outside the cove and around the Golden Gatebridge!

Please bring your own gloves and a reusable bucket. Buckets and gloves will be available on site also.

On the third Saturday of every September volunteers all over the world converge on beaches, shorelines and inland waterways to pick up trash and remove dangerous debris. Considered the largest marine-related volunteer event in the world, Coastal Cleanup Day is a wonderful opportunity to lend a hand and make a significant difference!!!

The Sausalito Lions Club and Friends of the Bay Model provide a free, “Thank You” BBQ for all participating volunteers following the cleanup at the BayModelVisitorCenter in Sausalito.

Please RSVP to:  Divya Sivaraman:   divyadipti@gmail.com   (It isn’t necessary to RSVP, just show up, but it gives us an idea of how many are joing us)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us on Saturday April 20th to celebrate Earth Day In Pacifica!

2013-Earth-Day-191x300We will join Pacifica Beach Coalition at 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. to clean up areas around the beach and roadways. Bring your own bag and gloves (bags/gloves available if you don’t have them). Then join in the great Earth Day Festival from 11:30-3pm at Linda Mar State Beach (south parking lot).

This year’s event honors the Sharks of the Sea because most shark species are threatened by finning, long line fishing, and environmental challenges. Keynote speaker David McGuire of Sea Stewards, will be on hand to give an inspiring talk on Shark Conservation. There will be informational booths from many organizations, music, and food. Last year we had a constant show of whale activity, gray whale northern migration time, and non-stop surfing at LindaMar Beach.

Go to: http://www.pacificabeachcoalition.org for full details and information.


2012 Special Outreach Events


September 15th – California Coastal Cleanup Day

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Calling all volunteers for the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. 80% of the trash entering the ocean from California comes from sources on land.  Please help save our coast and marine life!Join in an important and fun day helping to clean our local beaches.

Meet beach site captain Briana Cutts and Lynette Koftinow, SF Bay ACS chapter, at the Horseshoe Bay Cove, by Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA) at 9:00am.  The cleanup will go until noon. We may be able to see harbor porpoise frolicking in the waters outside the cove and around theGolden Gatebridge!

Please bring your own gloves and a reusable bucket.

After our cleanup join us back at the Bay Model for a fabulous BBQ for the volunteers put on by the Lion’s Club, food donated by Whole Foods. We will have an informational table set up so be sure to stop by and say hello.


Wildlife Conservation Expo – October 13th@ 10am to 6pm
Mission Bay Conference Center, 1675 Owens St, San Francisco, CA

WCN-Expo-20121Please join SF Bay ACS chapter for this exciting wildlife conservation expo! We will be exhibiting at the expo so be sure to stop by and say hello!

Meet twenty of the world’s most committed wildlife conservationists as they share their experiences saving the world’s most endangered animals. Hear first-hand their stories of pioneering conservation science and working with communities in the remotest places on Earth.

Experience the wild through their eyes and learn how you can support their work and the future of wildlife. Visit over 30 environmental exhibits to find exotic treasures or simply find your own wild inspiration.

For full details go to: http://www.wildnet.org/events/expo2012.html

Look forward to seeing you there!