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Celebrating BATS! From Fiction to Food

About 40 kids enjoyed a fun-filled (and tasty) event at our nature center last Saturday, when local childrens’ books author and illustrator Janell Cannon teamed up with Chef Amanda of the Good Food Factory kids’ TV cooking show to present stories and food about bats and their important role in pollination.  Janell did a reading…

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Back to School

Each school week finds BVAS Garden Club members Jo Niedeck and Joan Bockman knee-deep in compost. They’re leading a treasure hunt with the children at Laurel, Mission, and South Oceanside Elementary Schools. The prizes? Tasty produce and an appreciation of the birds, insects, and other invertebrates that the garden supports. There’s no place like a…

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Buena Vista Lagoon Nature Camp 2017

If you know a child who loves to learn about nature, you may want to get him or her signed up for Summer Camp at the Buena Vista Audubon Nature Center.  Leader Dovie Christenson is planning daily activities that include walks, talks, games, crafts, and music.  Visitors this summer include a professional botanist who will…

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day Open House at the Buena Vista Audubon Society Nature Center Saturday, May 20, from 10 AM-2 PM.  Free! Learn what you can do to protect your local endangered species through fun activities for the entire family! Visit with hawks and falcons (until 1:00) and local snakes and lizards! Dip into the lagoon…

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Thank you Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and San Diego Parks4Kids

BVAS would like to thank two generous funders that recently awarded us grants: the first is the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians, who awarded us a $5,000 grant for our childrens’ nature education programs. The second is San Diego Parks4Kids (a partnership between the Outdoor Foundation, Outdoor Industry Association, and the San Diego Foundation).  They awarded us $700 from a crowdfunding campaign for our Sharing our…

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