Programs in AlvisoPrograms in
Alviso are sponsored by the Watershed Watchers Program and the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society and are hosted at the Don Edwards San
Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Three specific programs are offered to
meet badge/patch requirements each quarter. Badges are not provided. The programs offered are:
Programs are usually on Saturdays
at scheduled times and are roughly two hours. Weekday programs are offered in
the summer and during some school holidays. Attendance is limited to 20 people,
including siblings. No siblings under 5 years-old.
Programs in Fremont The Visitor Center in Fremont offers Webelos programs for up to 15 Webelos. Siblings
are welcome. These programs are at scheduled times and are docent-led. These
programs are geared toward children around 10 years old. Badges are not provided. Programs will be listed in the Tideline Newsletter and in the calendar on the home page.
Other Alternatives Because these
programs fill up quickly, scouts and other youths are also invited to make
reservations for other weekend programs at the Visitor Center in Fremont and the
Environmental Education Center in Alviso that may be suitable to their
badge/patch needs. Please see the calendar on the home page for programs and dates.
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Winter is a great time to see raptors in the San Francisco Bay Area. This American kestrel is about the size of a jay and can often be found sitting on power lines. They sometimes hover in the air hunting for food. Its primary food is insects.