Castro Valley Library Creekside Amphitheater
Located at 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley
(Two blocks from the Castro Valley BART station)
The Castro Valley Creek Daylighting and Restoration project included construction of a creekside amphitheater that’s ideal for use as an outdoor classroom.
To reserve the amphitheater for a field trip, contact the Castro Valley Library.
Located at 1999 Walnut Avenue, Fremont
(behind the Fremont BART station)
Managed by the Math/Science Nucleus (a nonprofit organization)
In the 1990s, the District’s Tule Pond Project converted a 14-acre District-owned parcel in a busy residential neighborhood into scenic wetlands and ponds. The area provides flood protection and pollution control for stormwater flowing to the bay. As an added bonus, the ponds serve as a migratory bird habitat and an area for wildlife and wetland study.
Teachers & Students Welcome!
Students can enjoy educational opportunities offered by the Tule Ponds and its on-site learning lab.
Elementary School (1st through 6th Grades)
Secondary, College, and Professional Groups
The Tule Ponds is also available to students (high school through PhD candidates) and professional groups wishing to conduct more complex study and analysis. Please contact the Math/Science Nucleus for more information.
Teachers can discover how to incorporate the Tule Ponds into their own science classes through workshops offered by the Math/Science Nucleus.
High school community service groups, Girl Scouts, Eagle Scouts, and other volunteers can undertake public service projects through habitat creation and improvement, trail upgrades, species monitoring, and native plant maintenance.
Senior citizen groups, other community groups, and individuals are also welcome to help on community workdays.
While community service work helps maintain the Tule Ponds, District maintenance crews regularly assist by removing excess vegetation, keeping the area clean, and bringing in wood chips for weed control.
Annual Open House Events
The Tule Ponds is not open to the general public. However, an “open house” happens every year on a Saturday, and everyone is welcome. During these one-day events, the public may tour the grounds to learn about the ponds’ pollution and flood control properties and view natural settings for native plants and wetland creatures.