Nature is for Everyone – Become an Outdoor Explorer

The Library wants to help you on your way to becoming an outdoors person. Are you already an outdoors person? Then let the library help you enhance your next outdoor adventure. No matter how big or small of a role science and nature plays in your life, there is something for you in the Outdoor Explorer Online Program Series. Past programs are available on the Library YouTube Channel, and some upcoming programs we are excited about are:

March 7th at 4pm - Birding is for Everyone with John C. Robinson- John is a local author and birder whose book Birding for Everyone is written to inspire people of color to explore the world of science, technology, and ornithology.

April 26th at 1pm - Ethical Wildlife Photography- Sarah Killingsworth is a local wildlife photographer and educator, and she will talk about her work and the importance of ethics in the field of nature photography.

May 9th at 6:30pm - The Accessible Outdoors- Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program’s Bonnie Lewkowicz will talk about BORP resources for people with physical and visual disabilities and share some of the organizations’ favorite accessible trails and parks.

Those who attend one of the programs in the series will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for recreational gear like tents, hiking poles, Yeti coolers, and more! You can see the full list of programs in the series by following this link:, opens a new window

You can also check out an Outdoor Explorer Backpack with binoculars and local plant and animal guides. Each pack comes with an entrance and parking pass to over 70 East Bay Regional Park locations.

And while we are on the topic, did you know you can check out a California State Parks pass at the library too?

So, join one of our programs for inspiration, then get outside with one of our packs and one of our passes!