BAO Program Videos

If you missed any of BAO's live programs, you can watch them in the comfort and safety of your home. Peruse the classes below.
IMPORTANT: To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.

Easy Balloon



Easy Daschund



Easy Hummingbird



Awesome Dog



Lily



Crane

Challenging Peacock



October 2020 Skyline Ridge Preserve: Chestnuts, Christmas Trees & More!

Join us for an an interactive educational exploration of Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve. This hike takes us on rolling hills from Long Ridge to Skyline Ridge Open Space Preserve on partly shady trails with views of the eastern foothills, past a chestnut farm and Christmas tree farm, then around Horseshoe Lake. Along the way, we will see wildlife, learn about the local chestnut farm and Skyline Ridge Christmas Tree Farm Restoration Project. We end the program with questions and answers. This special program is hosted in partnership with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



October 2020 El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve Redwood Resilience

Join us for an interactive educational exploration of El Corte de Madera Creek Preserve located in the upper headwaters of the San Gregorio Creek Watershed. We will learn about the watershed protection program, and our expert from Save the Redwoods League will take us on a tour of the preserve and explain how our precious California redwoods persevere through the fires we have each year and other fascinating facts about these ancient trees. This special program is hosted in partnership with Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District and Save the Redwoods League.



August 2020 Wildlife Tour of Ravenswood Preserve

Join us for an outdoor exploration of Ravenswood Open Space Preserve! Perched on the western shores of the San Francisco Bay in East Palo Alto, this preserve features raised redwood boardwalks and observation decks for easy viewing of sensitive wetlands, bird watching or watching the tide roll away. We will discuss the history of the restored salt marshes, varied flora this habitat supports, the resident and migratory shorebirds and waterfowl it attracts and how to easily identify the birds one might find here. Next, we will journey out on the easy access levee trails for an up-close view of the native plants and birds found in the restored tidal marsh wetlands and shoreline. This program is hosted by Bay Area Older Adults and our partner Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



July 2020 Birding & History at Shoreline Park

Join us for a walk at Shoreline Park in Mountain View which covers a little history of the historic Rengstorff House and tracking down birds that make their home along Shoreline Lake, Shoreline Slough and Charleston Slough. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



Uvas Canyon Wildlife Walking Tour

Join us for a walking tour of Uvas Canyon County Park and explore the natural beauty of the rugged Santa Cruz mountains. This park is known for its six waterfalls, some of which flow perennially and its sprawling, dense redwood forest. We begin with a live, interactive discussion of the wildlife that inhabits this remote park, living mostly undisturbed by human activity. Next, we will follow Uvas Creek trail which meanders along Uvas Creek and by Lower Falls, exploring the most scenic areas of the park where we will meet some unique birds and butterflies and a lizard with a bright blue tail that are native to this habitat. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



June 2020 Sanborn County Park Redwoods Walk

See and hear birds, and learn about the redwoods, geology and plants of Sanborn County park that is home to a Coast Redwoods and Coast Live Oak forest. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



May 2020 Little Uvas Creek Open Space Preserve Naturalist Hike

Click on the image to watch a 14 minute video of the wildlife found around the ponds of this private preserve including butterflies, dragonflies, birds, flowers and other native plants. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.



May 2020 Santa Teresa County Park Stiles Ranch Trailhead Wildflower Hike

Click on the image to watch an 12 minute video of the wildlife and views from a hike on the Stiles Ranch, Mine and Fortini Trails. We saw lots of rare wildflowers, valley oaks, serpentine rocks, an army of ants, a butterfly, ground squirrel and tarantula caves along with views of Mt. Umunhum and the hills of Rancho San Vicente. To view the videos in High Definition, click on the arrow to play, click the gear icon (settings) to the right of CC and choose quality and 1080p HD.

Upper Body Stretch & Strength Exercises

Dr. Anne Ferguson from Bay Area Older Adults shares her morning upper body stretching and strenthening routine to help those of you who are sitting at the computer working, reading the news or just have a tendency to hunch over. Make it part of your morning routine! DISCLAIMER: BAO strongly recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program. You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise. We are not licensed medical or health care providers and we represent that we have no expertise in stretching, exercise routines, diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition. You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this stretching and strengthening exercise, you agree that you do so at your own discretion and risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge BAO and Anne Ferguson from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown.

Galapagos Wildlife Tour

Enjoy a nature-filled journey to four of the Galapagos islands to view the native and protected wildlife that inhabit this archipelago.