Celebrate Schoolhouse Creek with Bayshore Bug Hunt, Art Making, More

Saturday, May 31, celebrate historic Schoolhouse Creek in the Eastshore State Park with a bug hunt, making art from natural materials, a picnic, and interpretive walk or bike ride. Fun for all ages!

  • 10 – 11:30 am, discover the fascinating and varied miniature world of insects with Cal Bug People.
  • 11:30 am – 1 pm, enjoy a bring-your-own picnic (we’ll supply snacks and water) and short interpretive walk or bike ride. You’ll learn about the history and future of our waterfront, and how this former dump is being transformed.
  • 1 – 2:30 pm, environmental artist Zach Pine will lead us making art with found materials at the "glass beach" and miniature salt marsh at the creek mouth.

Attend one or all — everything is free, but numbers are limited. Information and registration at 510 848 9358 or f5creeks@aol.com.

Directions: GREAT bike ride on the Bay Trail, also reachable by AC Transit 9, which stops on University just across from Sea Breeze Deli. From there, walk 5 minutes north on Bay Trail. You’ll see our sign at the turnout and trail that was Virginia Extension. By car, parking at the site is very limited — park at Sea Breeze Deli, south side of University Ave. just west of I-880/580, and walk 5 minutes north on the Bay Trail as above.

Online maps: "Virginia St and W Frontage Rd, Berkeley," only there is no Virginia St. — look for the small turnout and trail and our sign.

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