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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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July Science Saturdays

From Sewage to Sustainable

July 2 ¦ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Join EcoCenter staffer Charles Laws as he samples and tests water that has been cleaned in our Green wastewater treatment system. Help make observations and learn about the lab equipment scientists use to determine water quality. Find out how intestinal bacteria—tiny creatures that live in our gut—are nature’s secret recyclers. Nature has no waste!

Get Down and Dirty with our Native Plant Garden

July 9 ¦ 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.

Tribe City Fest Film Screening

July 16¦ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented in collaboration with the Tribe City Fest taking place at the neighboring NOW Hunters Point site, join us at this screening of short films created by local Black and Brown filmmakers about environmental and social justice issues. After the films, engage in an insightful panel discussion with the directors. For more information please visit www.tribecityfest.com.

Heron’s Head Park Trail Walk

July 23 ¦ 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!

EcoCenter Summer Intern Open Studio

July 30 ¦ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet our EcoCenter summer interns as they exhibit their capstone projects focusing on our LEED platinum certified building’s sustainable systems. Expect hands-on science experiments, solar cooking, bicycle-powered smoothies, and more.