Full course description
Saturday 10/21/2023, 11am-2pm
1 in-person session
Instructor: Chris Giorni of Tree Frog Treks
Let's Hike to the end of Heron's head, in the South end of the SF Bay. We'll stroll to the shore, flip rocks for little Green Bay crabs, scan for egrets and diving ducks and take in the view of the SF Bay from the point. On our return trip we will drop into the India Basin Shoreline park and play on the grass, look for lizards and smell the flowers. Come visit this gorgeous piece of Nature in the City. I'll bring some cool specimens and a few tree frog treks rescued reptiles and amphibians to meet.
Instructor bio: Chris Giorni is a Zoologist, who has degrees in zoology and biology from UC Berkeley and San Francisco State. In 1999 he started a science education program called Tree Frog Treks out of his garage. Today, the program, which brings kids outdoors and delivers nature to classrooms, serves many Bay Area elementary schools and 25,000 children a year. He has taught California natural history and integrated science at University High School in San Francisco, Natural History and Biology at The College of Marin, and was an adjunct faculty member at the California Academy of Sciences. Chris believes in "Wild Science"; getting out into nature, slowing down to look, look, look again, listen, explore, and maybe get a bit dirty too. He loves frogs, body surfing, biking, tide pools and pizza.