We are proud to be part of the re-opening of the Rotary Nature Center!
Next month we will be offering new nature education programs with a special focus on Lake Merritt and the surrounding community. Taught by GGAS Youth Programs Manager, Clayton Anderson, these classes are designed for youth and adults at all levels. No previous birding or wildlife experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.
Please register for our classes online (easy and fast). If you don’t have access to a computer, call our office at (510) 843-2222 and we will return your call as soon as possible.
CANCELLATION POLICY: As a small organization with limited office staff, it is challenging for us to handle last-minute cancellations. If you need to cancel, we will refund your registration fee if :(1) You withdraw more than two weeks before the start of the class, AND (2) We can fill your spot with someone from the class waiting list.
Please note that there will be a $5 cancellation fee to cover the credit card transaction costs for your sign-up and cancellation.
January 2019 – First Quarter Classes
Introduction to the Wintering Birds of Lake Merritt
Course consists of 3 evening class meetings and 3 walking field trips by the Lake on Saturdays
Course will meet on three Wednesday evenings January 9, 16, & 23 from 7-8pm,
with Saturday walking field trips at Lake Merritt scheduled for January 12, 19, & 26 from 8am – 10am
A fascinating assortment of waterfowl and water birds from far away landscapes gather at Lake Merritt in the winter months. Come learn about these fabulous flyers, why they flock together, and what they’re doing here. Discover why Lake Merritt is such a mecca for so many wintering birds.
$75 for Golden Gate Audubon Members/Oakland Residents; $100 for others.
Limited to 15 people. Once the class is full you can register to be on the waiting list.
Register HERE for Wintering Birds of Lake Merritt
Bird as Icon in Nature & Culture: Black-Crowned Night Heron
1 class meeting on Tuesday, January 15 from 7-9 pm
This fascinating class will highlight how special one local bird species is. You’ll learn this bird’s vital role in Nature and the local ecosystem. Plus, you’ll discover how this bird has figured in diverse cultures, including being celebrated in remarkable art, storytelling, and other traditions. This class will conclude with a make-it-yourself in-class art/craft project as a souvenir to remember this wonderful iconic bird.…