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Science Saturdays

Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family? Head to the EcoCenter! Each Saturday our trained naturalists and partners offer a hands-on, nature based, fun event that is perfect for young kids to adults.

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August Science Saturdays

Divers, Dabblers, and Waders: The Birds of Heron’s Head Park

August 6 ¦ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Part of the Pacific Flyway, Heron’s Head Park is an oasis for migrating birds to shelter and feed. Join EcoCenter staff on a waterbird-watching walk and learn how to tell what a bird eats simply by looking at the shape of its body. Remember to bring hats, water, and sunscreen. We’ll have binoculars for you to borrow or bring your own.

Join us for a Double Dose of Science Saturday on August 13!

Get Down and Dirty with our Native Plant Garden

August 13 ¦ 9:00 am—12:00 pm

Join staff from the EcoCenter and SF Recreation and Parks for this hands-on Science Saturday caring for the native plants that call Heron’s Head Park home. Come dressed in comfortable clothes and get ready to get dirty as we learn to identify local plants and help to remove invasive species.

BMAGIC Back to School Celebration and Backpack Giveaway

August 13¦ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

EcoCenter partner BMAGIC will be transforming Heron’s Head Park into a life-sized board game in which participants can visit tables staffed by top-notch service providers at the NOW Hunters Point site and get hands-on with environmental education science experiments at the EcoCenter. Youth aged K-12 that complete this fun, educational, and interactive game will receive backpacks filled with school supplies and a school uniform shirt. You can also quench your thirst by pedaling up a bicycle-powered smoothie at the EcoCenter! Please note that parents/guardians must attend together with youth to receive backpacks.

Film Screening and Discussion with City of Dreams

August 20 ¦ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In collaboration with City of Dreams, join us for a film screening and discussion focusing on current development in Bayview Hunters Point through a social and environmental justice lens. A meal will be provided. Space is limited to twenty participants; please reserve your spot by registering at or by calling 415.839.4963.

Heron’s Head Park Trail Walk

August 27 ¦ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In collaboration with SF Recreation and Parks and the Healthy Parks, Healthy People initiative, join professional guides on an interpretive walk to admire the San Francisco waterfront as we follow a short section of the Bay Trail. This low impact walk is great for socializing and bird watching. The walk will begin in the mini-park next to the Heron’s Head Park parking lot at 10:00 am. Don’t forget to bring water, hats, and sunscreen!