WildCare Family Adventures

Enjoy a day of discovery and learning out in nature with the family. WildCare naturalists will lead fun family outings with the objective of bringing children and families to local parks and open spaces while deepening our commitment to taking care of our planet.

These free programs are in English and Spanish. WildCare strongly encourages carpooling.

There is limited space for each program! YOU MUST RSVP IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE!! 

Contact Marco by calling (415) 453 1000 ext. 17 or marco@wildcarebayarea.org for more information or to reserve space on our free shuttle service from the Canal area of San Rafael.

Aventuras Familiares WildCare– Pulse aquí para obtener información en español

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Earth Day at Creekside Park in Greenbrae

Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 am- 1:00 pm

In celebration of Earth Day, WildCare Family Adventures will join Kirk Schroeder from Marin County Parks for a beautification and habitat restoration project around the Creekside Marsh and Corte Madera Creek, followed by an easy walk along the creek. We’ll be looking for the endangered and elusive Ridgeway Clapper Rail, which has been spotted around the marsh. We’ll look for other aquatic birds, such as Black-necked Stilts, American Avocets, Great Egrets and Buffleheads. If we are lucky, we may even spot a River Otter! We will end the day at the Hal Brown playground for lunch and a little play time for the children. This is a great spot for appreciating local wildlife while helping the earth.
DIRECTIONS: From 101, take Sir Francis Drake Blvd toward San Anselmo. Turn onto Bon Air Road. We will meet at the pedestrian bridge across from Marin General Hospital.

Waterfall. Photo by Alison Hermance

Family Hike to Fairway Falls

Saturday, May 20, 2017-10-12:30

WildCare Family Adventures will visit Fairway Waterfalls in Novato, part of  the Ignacio Valley Open Space Preserve. This is an easy hike that  passes through a meadow and then enters an area covered by the tree canopy of oak and Bigleaf Maple forest. It’s cool and shady along the creek, where we may see ferns, wildflowers, and emerald-green moss on the trees and boulders. The Fairway Waterfalls, also known as Arroyo de San Jose Waterfalls, boast some beautiful creeks and the easy hike ends at the waterfalls. Along the way, we will look for signs of  the flora and fauna that inhabit this habitat. If we get lucky we may spot some California Newts.
Please Note: there are no bathrooms at this site!

DIRECTIONS: Highway 101 to the Ignacio Boulevard exit and head west on Ignacio Boulevard. Turn left onto Fairway Drive and follow Fairway until you get to the end of the road. Parking is along the road.

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Hiking at Rodeo Lagoon and Beach

Saturday, June 17, 2017-10am- 1pm

Rodeo Lagoon in the Marin Headlands offers habitat for many birds, butterflies, and botany, and is a favorite bird watching spot. We may spy Great and Snowy Egrets, and even a Great Blue Heron wading on the lagoon’s shore. Many ducks also enjoy resting in the shallow wetlands. We will begin at the Marin Headland’s Visitor’s Center, and then hike the Rodeo Lagoon Trail down to the beach to explore and then have lunch.  Bring layers of clothing, lunch and water. We will end up at the Rodeo Beach parking lot.
Note: we will not be returning to the visitor’s center, you may either loop back or work out a two car system at the Rodeo Beach parking lot and the visitor’s center.

DIRECTIONS: From US-101 S Take exit 442 Alexander Ave toward Sausalito, Turn right onto Conzelman Rd (enjoy the view), at the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto McCullough Rd, turn left onto Bunker Rd, turn left onto Field Rd, turn right at Bodsworth Rd.
We will meet at the visitor’s center parking lot.