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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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October Science Saturdays

Bay Day 2016

October 1 ¦ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re proud to partner with Save the Bay for the first annual Bay Day: it’s like Earth Day – for San Francisco Bay. Join our local celebration by participating in a coastal cleanup and learn how you can do your own mini-cleanup every time you visit Heron’s Head Park utilizing our beach cleanup station. Then, join us inside the EcoCenter to explore our building’s green features and make a recycled t-shirt bag to take home. Help make your contribution last through signing a petition to establish an annual Bay Day celebration, and by learning about Prop 67, an initiative on the November ballot to ban plastic bags in California.

Get Down and Dirty with our Native Plant Garden

October 8 ¦ 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.

Make your own green cleaning supplies

October 15 ¦ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Did you know that you can use simple ingredients found in your kitchen to make cleaning both more affordable and much better for the health of you, your loved ones, San Francisco Bay, and our planet? Plus, it’s fun! Make your own green cleaning scrub to take home and learn about the impact of conventional cleaning supplies on our waterways during a tour of the EcoCenter’s onsite wastewater treatment system.

Heron’s Head Park Trail Walk

October 22 ¦ 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!

Bay Area Science Festival: Explorer Day

October 29 ¦ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the 6th annual Bay Area Science Festival for an Explorer Day celebration. Tour the EcoCenter and investigate the flora and fauna of Heron’s Head Park. You will discover the deep connections between environmental justice and green engineering; plus, discuss sustainable energy with our expert electrician as she focuses on the EcoCenter’s solar-powered system. Bring comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and your curiosity! RSVP for this event at: http://heronshead.eventbrite.com