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Close to Home offers a year-long program of 10 Saturday field trips to some of the East Bay's most interesting and beautiful places, led by expert naturalists. From these experiences, we hope to deepen our familiarity and sense of kinship with the natural world of the East Bay.

Close to Home has ended a ten-year monthly talk series. We now offer a monthly field trip program.  Please see Specifics page for details. The current program which begins in May, 2014 and continues until April, 2015 is full. We are not taking any more participants. You may send an email to Coorindator Cindy Spring spring5@mindspring.com if you'd like to join a trip as a guest. ($25 per trip, limit of 3 per season).

From the waters of the Bay to Mt Diablo and the Delta, Close to Home explores the local watershed. Each month we will learn about a different aspect of the amazing ecology around us. This season’s (separate) programs of 10 field trips will focus on our bioregion through the communication forms of its various inhabitants - flowers, wolves, hawks, marine life, rocks and humans.

Monthly outings are led by naturalists who know and love the East Bay parks we visit. Yearlong field trip participants form a learning community, interacting with naturalists who help us attune our senses to what is revealed in a variety of habitats. You can choose from packages of 10 trips or 5 trips. Both packages include a closing hike and party in April. Join us as we interact with the natural world of the East Bay.

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Oakland Museum of California / Oakland Zoo

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Close to Home
3758 Grand Ave. #38
Oakland, CA 94610
Cindy Spring 510-655-6658

updated 1 May 2014