#OPLSummer Week 9: Nature Close at Hand

Welcome to the last week of Summer Reading 2020. While many continue to shelter in place/stay close to home, we also know it's important to go outside and enjoy the fresh air.

 

We are pleased to present Morgan Guenther from East Bay Regional Park District with this week's activities: 

  • Animals in Action: 
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    We all are animals! Join in as we hop, crawl, fly, and scuttle with the East Bay Regional Park District and pretend to be some of the animals found in our local parks.
  • Banana Slugs: 
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    Discover the slimy secrets of the Banana slug! Join the East Bay Regional Park District as we take a closer look at this small but mighty superhero of the redwood forest found right here in Oakland. 
  • Habitat Sing-A-Long:  
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    Sing along with Naturalist Morgan from the East Bay Regional Park District as we travel from habitat to habitat in Oakland - from the San Francisco Bay to the redwood forest, to the river, the marsh and more.
  • Scavenger Hunt: 
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    It’s time to head outside! Explore Lake Temescal with Naturalist Morgan, download the “Nature Nearby” scavenger hunt, and find a spot of nature to explore with your friends and family yourself. Oakland has lots of nature to explore, from your own neighborhood to the East Bay Regional Park District! 

MORE NATURE EXPLORATION 

Let us know what you find along your walk by sharing your photos online using the #OPLSummer hashtag. 

If you have questions about Summer Reading email eanswers@oaklandlibrary.org OR you can leave a voice mail with your full name and details at 510-238-3134.

Keep reading! We have ebooks, eaudiobooks, and more, you can browse OverdriveHooplaTumblebookRB Digital, and all of our other online resources.

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