.Science & Ecology

June 25, 2024

Paddling Offers Perspective in Open Waters

There’s something in the water in Alameda, and it might be a group of 50 8th graders in kayaks: Sea Trek just opened a second location at the Ballena Isle Marina after over three decades leading kayak and stand-up paddleboard trips and rentals out of Sausalito.  Alameda, our laid-back East...
music in the park san jose
music in the park san jose
music in the park san jose
Happy Newt Year!
December 27, 2023

Happy Newt Year!

The East Bay has two endemic newt species, which spend the winter searching for a mating pool, and are protected by Tilden Regional Park from traffic during the breeding season.
Life is Wild
November 27, 2023

Life is Wild

What humans perceive as one place—one city—can be a jigsaw puzzle of extremely different ecosystems, each with its own risks and opportunities for wildlife. In the East Bay, animal neighbors are as numerous and varied as human...
What the Succulents Say
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October 24, 2023

What the Succulents Say

Legacy gardens tell vast stories. Features of the landscape describe in hills, valleys, soil, rocks, boulders, wetlands, streams and ponds a location’s geographic history. The trees, plants, grasses, flowers, vegetables, fruits, insects and other biological forms of...
Awe and Purpose
October 23, 2023

Awe and Purpose

University of California’s Greater Good Science Center believes that there are easy ways to be happier and that science proves it. From longer lifespans, to more peaceful communities, the interrelated roles of happiness, purpose and awe have...
Bioneers Learning
August 23, 2023

Bioneers Learning

The new Bioneers learning platform offers a ray of hope and strength for activists and anyone concerned about the state of the physical and political environment and culture’s ability to deal. In the spring of 2023, the global...
Oakland, CA; Adams Point and Lake Merritt Lakeshore with amazing view.
December 23, 2022

Lake Merritt

Local residents and frequent visitors to Lake Merritt might think they know everything about what has long been considered a “crown jewel” of Oakland. But much like an image appearing in a mirror held up to the city in which it is a centerpiece, the lake that is actually a lagoon and harbors the nation's first wildlife refuge reflects a layered, complex, intriguing history.
December 1, 2020

Gift from the Heavens: Chabot Space & Science Center reminds there are more stars...

Given all that’s happened in 2020, the notion of an asteroid smashing earth to smithereens is inevitable—and it is—except not any time soon, assures astronomer Ben Burress of Chabot Space & Science Center. This is a relief, particularly...
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