San Francisco Nature Education

Students watching wildlife

San Francisco Nature Education provides field-based education programs about local birds to over 1,000 underserved San Francisco elementary school students and over 1,500 additional children and adults at the Birding for Everyone and Heron Watch public programs every year. Eagle Optics binoculars let students enjoy exciting, up-close experiences with the birds near San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Exploring the nature of San Francisco

Who says you have to leave SF to experience nature up close and personal? Field trips follow to the parks and open spaces of San Francisco. Using Eagle Optics binoculars and spotting scopes, students spot and study the various species, including Red-tailed Hawks, Great Blue Herons, White-crowned Sparrows, Pygmy Nuthatches and Red-breasted Sapsuckers that inhabit the city.

Getting to know local birds

Fourth graders participate in the SFNE Bird Calling Contest. Teams choose a local bird, learn its call, dress in costumes matching their bird's plumage, and perform skits about their bird with cool facts. Each year we need a larger theatre!

Students dressed as a mixed flock of birds

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"Thank you for your sincere support."

—Nancy DeStefanis, Executive Director of San Francisco Nature Education