The East Bay Regional Park District congratulates the Oakland Museum of California on the re-opening of its Gallery of California Natural Sciences in late May of this year; and is proud to have been included as a collaborator in the planning process for the gallery. The re-imagined gallery presents the natural history of California as experienced in seven distinct locations: Oakland, Yosemite, Mount Shasta, Sutter Buttes, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, the Tehachapis, and Coachella Valley.
Visitors to the Oakland/East Bay section of the gallery may view a depiction of redwood trees, pick up maps for their Regional Parks, and read the stories of local park visitors who share their experiences.
As part of the re-opening of the Natural Sciences gallery, the Oakland Museum presented a summer-long series of programs called the “Summer of Science.” Local scientists and organizations offered talks and interactive presentations. The Park District was pleased to participate in the Summer of Science on several Friday afternoons in July and August, providing wildlife artifacts such as reptile skulls, a chance to meet a live gopher snake, and to find out about activities in the Regional Parks.
Summer of Science: Exploring Urban Nature with the East Bay Regional Park District
Friday, August 30, 2013, 2 to 5 pm
Oakland Museum of California
1000 Oak Street, Oakland
Join the East Bay Regional Park District in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences to learn about the great outdoors right here in the Bay Area! Create nature crafts, observe a live snake and demonstration, and join a 30 minute guided tour of the OMCA Garden. Guided tours depart at 3:30 and 4:30 pm from the Redwoods section of the Gallery.
Free to OMCA Members. Included in Museum admission.
For more details on programs at the Oakland Museum of California, visit museumca.org/natural-sciences.