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March 28, 2006 > Open house at Tule Ponds

Open house at Tule Ponds

Join the Math Science Nucleus at their annual Tule Ponds Open House. This event only happens once a year and is your chance to experience this unique wildlife sanctuary. Tour the 17-acre facility on a guided tour, learn about the plants, birds, bugs and water creatures that live in these urban ponds and visit Tule House which is similar to an Ohlone Indian home. Fun-filled family friendly activities go along with each tour and exciting nature crafts will be going on all day. A new storybook reading of "Wetland in the City" will be followed by children dressing up as the Pond Pixie.

Schedule of events:
9:30 a.m. - Birds and other flying creatures. Make a headband of your choice of bird: Mallard duck, scrub jay or owl. Wear the headband while trying to find your favorite birds. You are welcome to bring your own binoculars to view the birds farther away.

11:30 a.m. - Plants above and below the water. Go on a scavenger hunt of the plants of Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon. Collect leaf rubbings of the different plants to make your own native plant book.

1:30 p.m. - Going bug hunting. Observe insects found at Tule Ponds and create identification cards for future use.

2:30 p.m. - Egg hunt with a nature prize. Go hunting along this wetland for pastel colored eggs, each with a nature secret inside.

3:30 p.m. - Hayward Fault walk. Take a walk on the closest fault in Fremont. Learn about how it formed, the landscape here today and secrets beneath our feet.

Tule ponds open house
Sunday, April 1
9:15 a.m.
Tyson Lagoon
1999 Walnut Ave., Fremont
(510) 790-6284
Admission is free

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