Oakley Science Week

This City of Oakley hosted event happens every year during the month of April. The Delta Science Center usually participates by hosting two events. One on the first Sunday of the week and the other on the last Saturday. 

The first event takes place at Big Break Regional Shoreline Park and is co-sponsored between the East Bay Regional Park District and the Delta Science Center. The second event is co-sponsored with Ironhouse Sanitary District. 

The 2016 dates will be: 

April 17 — 10 am to 1 pm at Big Break Regional Shoreline Park in 68 Big Break Road, Oakley. (Details TBA)
April 23 — 10 am to 1 pm at Ironhouse Sanitary District, 450 Walnut Meadows Drive, Oakley (Details TBA)

It is so fun working with the City of Oakley and presenting our Extreme Delta programs. During the 2013 Oakley Science Week the DSC once again collaborated with the Ironhouse Sanitary District and the Diablo Water District to host Extreme Delta-Delta Predators. This year our group invited the Native Bird Connection from Martinez to come out and bring some live Delta Birds. They brought with them a Great Horned Owl, a Barn Owl, a small falcon Kestrel and a Swainson's Hawk. 

The kids, and the adults as well,  were all excited to get an up close and in person look at these birds that usually can only been seen up high in trees or flying high in the sky. 

This year's event took place on Saturday, April 27. 

Other activities included displays on predators around the Delta, a hayride tour of the Ironhouse Sanitary District Water Recycling Facility and a water conservation display and native gardening display by the Diablo Water District.

Thanks to all that came and enjoyed the show. For more photos go here.


Oakley Science Week 2013 Creekside Park and Big Break Regional Shoreline Park

The DSC also attended an Oakley Science Week event at Creekside Park hosted by the Friends of Marsh Creek on April 20th. The event featured a hike down to Marsh Creek and some tables were people could learn about the local watersheds. The DSC gave out some fliers for coloring and information on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. We also displays some Delta fish for people to look at. The fish are caught under a special permit from the California Fish and Wildlife program, please keep in mind size limits when catching local fish.


On Sunday, April 21 the DSC co-hosted an event with the EB Parks District at Big Break Regional Shoreline Park. The event featured bird watching, shoreline hikes and water testing (dissolved oxygen, pH and turbidity. We had a really nice turn out. It is so great to see people enjoying the new park. It is especially nice that local residents have access to the Delta shoreline here at Big Break. There was an estimation of about 200 kids and their parents came out for the event. Some just stumbled upon it while visiting the park. We even stayed a little later than the planned time so the last group could get in some water testing. The bottom picture is that group of kids.