Nature Notes

Welcome to Nature Notes. Here you will find stories and updates from Environmental Volunteers programs and see natural science education in action. Stay tuned as we add more content!

Solar and Wind Update: Kit and Otherwise

Solar Panels on top of the EcoCenter. Photo by Brittany Sabol. Our favorite advantages/disadvantages kits were created over five years ago, so I, the lucky intern, got the privilege of... Read More

Birding By the Book

By Larry Spivak How did I become a birder?  Well, quite simply, I spent most of my younger life in the woods. Vacation meant camping all over California. Summer meant... Read More

Wake Up to Nature Keynote

Sapphira Butler with Dr. Jorge Ramos at Wake Up to Nature in Campbell Hi, My name is Sapphira and I’m a teacher from Australia. I moved to the Bay Area at... Read More

Squid Empire Book Review

California Market squid – NOAA One of the many popular EV kits used for school services is “Squid Dissection.” For those of you who shy away from presenting this kit... Read More

Resources for Parents and Teachers

Photo by Christine Zack The Environmental Volunteers love to bring fun, hands-on activities into school classrooms and lead kids on field trips in nature. Activities for Home Are you... Read More

6th Grade Science Day

February 26th and 27th dawned unexpectedly warm and sunny, which turned out to be just perfect for the large groups of 6th-grade students that arrived at our EcoCenter. As part... Read More

Volunteering and So Much More

Photo by Molly Landrith One of the joys of being the Volunteer Coordinator at the EV is that I get the privilege of watching volunteers not only learn how to... Read More

The Awesomeness of Biodiversity

Photo by Christine Zack Over the last several years, the Environmental Volunteers Education Committee has taken on the somewhat daunting task of updating all of our curriculum to better support... Read More

King Tides in the Baylands

Extra High Tides Winter 2019-2020 All tides over 9.0’ – reaching the ramps at the EcoCenter Join us for a King Tides Walk at the Baylands! January 21st, 2023 @... Read More