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Close to Home Program Specifics for Year Twelve beginning May 2014 - April 2015

This season we are offering several different ways to connect with Close to Home.

The Saturday field trips (December - no field trip) are packaged in two ways:

  1. The full year of 11 trips costs $300.
  2. Or you can choose the package of 5 trips of your choice and prepay $150.
All trip members are invited to the closing party in April.


First field trip will be Saturday, May 10, 2014, Programs will generally begin with a 9:00 am gathering at a specific spot. In some cases, we will carpool. Most programs will end by 2:30-3:00pm back at the meeting spot.

Where: The 11 Saturday field trips will take place in either Alameda or Contra Costa Counties with an occasional trip outside East Bay (Napa or Marin).

Format for Field Trips: After we arrive at the day's location, we will spend time getting personally acquainted with the site. Participants are encouraged to walk around, draw, photograph, journal, meditate, and experience the place with all senses. Our naturalist guide will then lead our group in the day's activities. We will break for lunch about noon. Participants will bring their own lunch. The field trip always includes a hike.



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Close to Home
3758 Grand Ave. #38
Oakland, CA 94610
Cindy Spring 510-655-6658

updated 28 of April 2014