SCIENCE SATURDAYS

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The Science Saturday program presents free, weekly events catered to adults, kids, families - everybody! These hands-on activities are fun, accessible science programming with a focus on environmental education, social justice, and fostering community. Activities range from park restoration and cleanups that keep plastic debris out of San Francisco Bay, to climate change science experiments, to learning the science behind healthy cooking and eating, to citizen science excursions like a recent BioBlitz conducted in collaboration with California Academy of Sciences, and more. We focus on collaborations with Bayview Hunters Point community groups and Bay Area nature conservation organizations.

Upcoming Science Saturdays

All Science Saturdays are FREE! No sign up required. See you soon!

Tea from the Wild

February 4  |  12:00pm - 2:00pm

Did you know you can make healthy, tasty teas from local California plants that grow right outside your door? Join EcoCenter staff for a tour of our native plant landscape to discover which plants to use and then join us inside for a tasting of delicious herbal brews.

Get Down and Dirty with our Native Plant Garden

February 11  |  10:00am - 1:00pm

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.

Bird Walk with San Francisco Nature Education

February 18  |  10:00am - 12:00pm

Join naturalists and volunteers from San Francisco Nature Education for a walk along the wetlands of Heron's Head Park. Learn how to identify the bounty of birds that visit our park using binoculars and spotting scopes that will be provided. Everyone will take home a check list of the birds of Heron’s Head Park to use during your next visit and children ages 12 and under will receive free field journals. Please meet at the Herons Head Park trail head by 10:00 am. For further information, please contact info@sfnature.org or ecocenter@bay.org.

Heron’s Head Park Trail Walk

February 25  |  10:00am - 12:00pm

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!