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Bicycle and Walking tours, Public Talks, plus Bay Cruises!

Download our past Spring 2024 calendar as a pdf here.

Fall 2024

Watershed Walks! Shoreline Bike Tour! Much More To Come!

We will be back with our Fall 2024 schedule in early August. Our print calendar will be mailed by then, and we will update our online calendars too. We have a lot of great stuff lined up already, and few more things still pending. Stay tuned!


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Ecology Emerges poster art by Mona Caron

Ecology Emerges

Discussions and reflections on the history of Bay Area ecological activism, based on oral histories documenting the past 50 years.

Ecology Emerges is an oral history gathering project to explore the past 50 years of ecological activism in the Bay Area and the role that individual and institutional memories play in the development, policy proposals, and interrelationships that together make up the existing networks of ecological politics.  We document the living ecological activist movement, in their own words, but also in a larger context of urban growth and globalization.

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Oral Histories

Oral Histories

Shaping San Francisco, as part of our ongoing work, sits down with people who have stories to tell and conducts oral history interviews.

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"Editor's Pick Tour" from

Comprised of over 1,400 pages, and 2,500 historical photos, the wiki-based archive is the product of hundreds of contributors, regular people who were compelled by the chance to investigate some piece of this City's past.

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