Events & Training Opportunities

The following organizations regularly offer workshops and training events in the San Francisco Bay Area:

Alameda County Conservation Partnership

  • Technical Species Workshops – ​TBD

    • The Conservation Partnership routinely offers workshops on California tiger salamander and California red-legged frog, as well as other species of importance in the region. Please check their web site for more information.​

The Audubon Society - Golden Gate Chapter

  • Beginning Birdwatching, Evening Session 

  • Beginning Birdwatching, Daytime Session 

  • Advanced Beginning Birdwatching 

  • Birding by Ear, Early Spring 

  • Please check web site for additional classes

California Center for Natural History

  • Weed, The Moke River and Your Water

  • Bioblitz of Threatened Amador Canal 

California Native Plant Society – Marin Chapter

  • Plant ID Workshop at SFSU – Every second Thursday, 6:00 -7:30 pm

Elkhorn Slough 

  • Ecology of the California Red-legged Frog Workshop 

  • Ecology of the California Tiger Salamander Workshop 


Laguna Santa Rosa Foundation

  • California Tiger Salamander Terrestrial Ecology Workshop 

  • Rare Pond Species Survey Techniques Workshop 

UC Berkeley "Herp Group" 

  • Herp Group is a graduate level seminar series based on current and recent herpetological research. Each meeting will begin with a review of recent publications. The body of each meeting will consist of a presentation or led discussion by a participant or invited guest. Presentation of manuscripts and research plans for comment is encouraged. The seminar meets during the academic year, every other Monday from 7-9 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Contact Dr. Jim Guire [email protected] for more information.

Wildlife Research Workshops

  • Wildlife Studies – Live Trapping, Morphometrics, IR Camera Surveys, and Radio Telemetry Workshop

    • A tailored learning experience for wildlife studies with a particular emphasis on one California Fully Protected mammal, the Ringtail. Live-trapping, sedation and morphometric measures, radio telemetry, and wildlife cameras are studied. This is a unique opportunity for training in wildlife in the wildlands of the Sutter Buttes. To register, contact Dave Wyatt at [email protected].

The Wildlife Society – SacramentoShasta Chapter

  • No event information is available at this time

The Wildlife Society – San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

  • Tracking workshop at Fort Ord Natural Reserve