Nature Discovery Workshop Series

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2017-2018 Line-Up:

We’re excited to announce the third year of our popular public workshops – the Nature Discovery Workshop Series – an offering of classes on a variety of nature topics held throughout the year. No matter what your goals are when spending time outside, we hope to inspire nature lovers like you. Enjoy more wildlife around your home, increase your birding skills, become more observant in nature, and explore some of the amazing habitats that San Diego has to offer.

New offerings this year include a field-based raptor workshop in collaboration with the Raptor Institute, and a drawing class led by our very own Communications Chair and board member David Stump, whose beautiful drawings have graced this publication’s cover for more than 20 years.

Check out our full line-up of workshops below, and stay tuned for more details in the coming months! 

**Cancellation Policy: If you cannot attend a workshop that you registered for, a full refund is available if you provide notice before 48 hours of the workshop start date. To obtain a refund, please email cooper@sandiegoaudubon.org

The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking

October 13 & 14, 2017 – taught by SDAS Education Associate/Volunteer Manager, Jill Cooper

Become familiar with common local wildlife species, learn basic track and sign identification, avoid the pitfalls of perception, learn how to distinguish between mountain lion and domestic dog tracks, and more!

Beyond Basics: Wildlife Tracking as Pattern Recognition

November 17 & 18, 2017 – taught by SDAS Education Associate/Volunteer Manager, Jill Cooper

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This second level wildlife tracking course will review the basics, then delve into topics such as ecological tracking, habitats, trail types, animal adaptations, as well as gaits and track patterns. This is a great follow up workshop for people who have participated in “The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking,” but it is not a prerequisite. Previous tracking experience is helpful, but not required. 

Building Nest Boxes for Anstine's Cavity Nesters - FAMILY FRIENDLY!
January 27, 2018 – taught by Richard Griebe

Visit our Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve and build a nest box for resident and migratory birds. Learn about common cavity nesters of San Diego and what they look for in a nesting box. The nesting box you build might even be installed at Anstine as part of the Preserve! 

Birds of Prey: Up Close and in the Field 
a collaboration with The Raptor Institute

March 9th & 10th, 2018 - taught by Danny Sedivec

Learn how to identify raptors up close with the Raptor Institute. This will include an in-class lesson complimented by live birds, followed by a field trip to the Ramona Grasslands to see birds of prey in the wild. 

Bird ID for Beginners - How to become a Bird Watcher

April 7th and 14th, 2018 - taught by Matthew Binns

Do you want to learn how to identify birds, but you don't know where to begin? Join us for this exciting new workshop where we will walk you through some of the most common bird species of San Diego County and the best tools, tips, and tricks used to identify them. This workshop will include an in-class lesson at Tecolote Nature Center followed by a Field Trip on the trail to identify birds in the wild.

Drawing Birds as Living Animals
 
May, 2018 – taught by David Stump, San Diego Audubon BOD/Communications Chair

Join us at our Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary and try your hand at drawing birds with helpful tips and tricks! 
P1030433This second level wildlife tracking course will review the basics, then delve into topics such as ecological tracking, habitats, trail types, animal adaptations, as well as gaits and track patterns. This is a great follow up workshop for people who have participated in “The Art and Science of Wildlife Tracking,” but it is not a prerequisite. Previous tracking experience is helpful, but not required. The course includes an evening in-class session paired with a morning field day practicing our skills out on the trail at Lake Morena. This class will be taught by SDAS Education Associate/Volunteer Manager, Jill Cooper. Jill is a trained biologist who has been tracking wildlife for more than ten years.

Questions? Email cooper@sandiegoaudubon.org.
Event Start Nov 17, 2017 6:00 pm
Event End Nov 18, 2017 11:00 am
Individual Price $105.00
Pricing Varies
 

Contact Info

4010 Morena Blvd
Suite #100
San Diego, CA 92117
(858) 273-7800

Office Hours

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