Time: April 21, 2013 from 1pm to 4pm
Location: Wagner Ranch Nature Area next to Wagner Ranch Elementary School
Street: 350 Camino Pablo
City/Town: Orinda, Ca 94563
Website or Map: http://www.FWRNA.org
Event Type: free, community, festival
Organized By: Friends of Wagner Ranch Nature Area
Latest Activity: Mar 12, 2013
The Friends of the Wagner Ranch Nature Area will conduct this free festive program to celebrate and support environmental education programs in the Nature Area.
Step into nature and history and enjoy the 12th Annual Wildlife Festival in support of the unique outdoor environmental education programs for Orinda children. The Nature Area is 18 acres of meadow, forest, ponds, and streams with San Pablo Creek flowing along one side. It is the site of California’s first Surveyor General Theodore Wagner’s Oak View Ranch. The site has been an environmental classroom for Orinda children for more than 30 years, and is owned by the Orinda Union School District.
The Nature Area paths reward observation with something new on each visit. The ponds will be alive with activity, and it is fun to visit the Wagner home foundation to imagine life in the 1880s. The Friends and dozens of other community groups will have great activities for all ages:
Our honored guest of the day is Gary Bogue!
Arts and crafts with wildlife themes
Electric Volt and Leaf cars to test drive
Raptor Show by Jenny Papka, Native Bird Connections
Bats, Birds and Native Bees, including a demonstration bee hive.
Composting for Busy People.
Native plants for your garden
A giant solar balloon
Music, food and games under the canopy of oaks
And more – see www.fwrna.org
The Nature Area environmental education programs, including Native American Studies, Pioneer Days, Rancho Days, Animal Studies, and First Thanksgiving, are still conducted by the retired District Naturalist and Nature Aides. Bring the whole family for a delightful adventure under the trees! We look forward to seeing you there!