October 10, 2006 > Celebrate wildlife
by Linda Stone
Established in 1903, National Wildlife Refuge Week features special events to help people to connect with nature. According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, more than 40 million people each year visit national wildlife refuges for close-to-home wildlife-dependent recreation that is second to none.
This Saturday, October 14, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge will host a special day of events including presentations, workshops, nature walks and other activities centered on wildlife education.
Families are invited to join in and show their sometimes too busy "Techno-Babies" what nature is all about.
All events meet at the Newark Slough Learning Center, just down the hill from the Visitor Center. Call 510/792-0222 ext. 38 for more information.
Below is a schedule of events for our readers.
Trip Back in Time - Ray Studer
10:30 a .m. - noon
Habitat Comparison Walk - Ed Kantack
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.'
Taste of the Refuge - Carmen Minch
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Twilight Marsh Walk - Gene & Mary Bobik
5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Farallon National Wildlife Refuge - Manager Joelle Buffa
1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay NWR - Manager Clyde Morris
3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bird Use on Salt Ponds at Don Edwards NWR - US Geological Survey Biologist Nicole Athearn
3:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Salinas and Ellicott Slough NWR - Manager Diane Kodama
4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Antioch Dunes, Marin Islands, San Pablo Bay NWR - Manager Christy Smith
4:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Duck Drawing Workshop
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Native Plant Sale
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Mud Creatures Lab Activity
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Wildlife Refuge Open House
Saturday, Oct 14
10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont