Tule Ponds
at Tyson Lagoon

Family Summer Tour
sponsored by Math Science Nucleus
funded by Alameda County Flood and Water Conservation District

These tours are for families with elementary age and older children. Take a walk around Tyson Lagoon and see the native vegetation of what Fremont looked like in the not to distant past.    Since the demand will be high, please sign up only if you are committed to attend.  If you cannot attend, please contact us as soon as possible.  Each tour has limited number of participants.   Note there are 2 separate tours, please do not sign up for multiples  (they are the same tour). If you have any questions please email (msn@msnucleus.org)  or call the general Math Science Nucleus phone(510 790-6284).

1.  General Tule Tour
2.  Earthquake Tour

This 17 acre site in Fremont uses storm water  and a high water table due to the Hayward Fault in restoration.  This site is owned by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and managed by Math Science Nucleus. 
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon is near the Fremont BART Station, is not open to the public. However, you can join in several activities.  This summer we have 2 tours that may be of interest to walk the mile trail around the facility.  All of the tours start in the classroom at Tule Ponds (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont.) You can sign up for these guided tours online (see below), Pre-registration is required.  We do have limited onsite parking.  On Saturday you can park in the nearby BART Station.

June 22, Sat
 10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Naturalist - Tule Ponds August 4
General Tule Tour -  Start in the classroom and instructor will go over the basic principles of ecology that direct how we keep Tule Ponds a water treasure.  You will learn the different groups of animals and then as you walk around you will see many of them.  Learn about the importance of tules to the environment. Make a bookmark of three native plants when you return from your walk. 

June 29, Sat
10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Forestry - Tule Ponds August 9
General Tule Tour -  Start in the classroom and instructor will go over the basic principles of ecology that direct how we keep Tule Ponds a water treasure.  You will learn the different groups of animals and then as you walk around you will see many of them.  Learn about the importance of tules to the environment. Make a bookmark of three native plants when you return from your walk.
 
July 5, Fri
10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Archaeology- Tule Ponds August 11
Earthquake Tour -  The Hayward Fault and associated tectonics created Tyson Lagoon.  This pull-apart basin created a depression.  The water table is higher on one side of the fault.  On the tour you will be able to see a 4 foot offset from the 1868 quake. Activities will include building structures and seeing how they fall and how you create depressional basins.

July 6, Sat
10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Archaeology- Tule Ponds August 11
General Tule Tour -  Start in the classroom and instructor will go over the basic principles of ecology that direct how we keep Tule Ponds a water treasure.  You will learn the different groups of animals and then as you walk around you will see many of them.  Learn about the importance of tules to the environment. Make a bookmark of three native plants when you return from your walk. 

July 12, Fri
10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Archaeology- Tule Ponds August 11
General Tule Tour -  Start in the classroom and instructor will go over the basic principles of ecology that direct how we keep Tule Ponds a water treasure.  You will learn the different groups of animals and then as you walk around you will see many of them.  Learn about the importance of tules to the environment. Make a bookmark of three native plants when you return from your walk

July 13, Sat
10-12:00 noon
Eventbrite - Archaeology- Tule Ponds August 11
 Earthquake Tour -  The Hayward Fault and associated tectonics created Tyson Lagoon.  This pull-apart basin created a depression.  The water table is higher on one side of the fault.  On the tour you will be able to see a 4 foot offset from the 1868 quake. Activities will include building structures and seeing how they fall and how you create depressional basins.

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

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