Below is the list of our upcoming trips and events. Sometimes during the year there are only a few trips shown, but check back as new trips are added every few weeks.

Contact the leader directly if you would like to volunteer for a specific trip, and be sure to RSVP for events if requested, especially New Volunteer Orientations.

Past trips and events are shown in the second table.

Previous Trips and Events

Thursday, November 19, 2020

SF ICO Bookclub on Racism, Social Justice, and the Environment

Following up on our late August discussion on Sierra Club History, Racism, Social Justice and the Environment, we are continuing the discussion via a bookclub forum.

We'd like to invite you to join other SF ICO volunteers for a 75- to 90-minute Zoom discussion on a common book we've read, the topics raised in the book, and how these issues are relevant to us as ICO Volunteers.  No experience or advance reading is necessary, though we're looking for volunteers to help present summaries of a chapter or issue or topic from this question list and facilitate a conversation about them. 

Note that there are so many interesting books to read on the topics of racism and social justice.  I chose How to Be An Anti-Racist because I feel this book creates a great foundation to change the way we think.
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Susan Osofsky
ICO Volunteers
Monday, August 31, 2020

SF ICO Discussion - Sierra Club History, Racism, and Social Justice

In July, the Sierra Club published the first in a series of three blogs about racial justice and the environmental movement, troubling aspects of the organization's history, and its vision for an equitable and inclusive Sierra Club for the 21st century.

Please join us via Zoom to learn more and talk about the Sierra Club's history and the connection of racism and social justice to the environmental movement.  These are rich topics, and helpful context for the work we care about as volunteers and the communities in which we live.  You're welcome to simply listen in or actively contribute. No experience or advance reading is necessary, though we're looking for volunteers to help present summaries of some articles and facilitate conversation about them.

Relevant resources:

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Rucker Alex
ICO Volunteers
Friday, March 6, 2020

Tahoe Snow Shoe Cabin Trip - Oakland High ESA

Students will be going to South Lake Tahoe to stay at a teacher's cabin and explore and learn about the early spring ecosystems of South Lake Tahoe. They will be snowshoeing to eagle falls, building snowpeople, and exploring their surroundings in order to understand how their environment was formed.

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Snow trip
South Lake Tahoe
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Linda De Young
Oakland High School OUSD
Friday, March 6, 2020

Lake Tahoe Trip

We will be taking students to visit and hike Lake Tahoe in the snow. We will do Eagle Falls and be staying at a co-teacher's cabin. They will be pushing themselves and bonding with each other as they do so.

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Snow trip
South Lake Tahoe
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Matthew Fields
Oakland High School OUSD
Saturday, February 29, 2020

Frick Middle School Hiking Club Angel Island Day Hike

Frick Middle School is an Oakland Public School.  Its' hiking club has been on a number of ICO-supported hikes in the last year, and is planning a number of hikes for the remainder of the school year. 

Among the hikes, on Saturday, February 29, 2020, the club will hike to the summit of Mt. Livermore on Angel Island. 
Transportation will be by ICO volunteer and Frick teacher drivers to Tiburon, and from there by Ferry to Angel Island.

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Day hike
Angel Island State Park
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Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Oakland High Adventure Club Mt. Diablo Hike

Oakland High is an OUSD High School.  Its Adventure Club has taken gone on ICO day hikes on almost a monthly basis for over a year.  On Feb 22, the Club scheduled a day-hike from a trailhead located near the Rock City area of Mt. Diablo State Park to the summit of Mt. Diablo and back. 

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Mt. Diablo State Park
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Andrew Young
Oakland High School OUSD
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Oakland High Adventure Club Mt. Diablo Hike

Oakland High is an OUSD High School.  Its Adventure Club has taken gone on ICO day hikes on almost a monthly basis for over a year.  On Feb 22, the Club scheduled a day-hike from a trailhead located near the Rock City area of Mt. Diablo State Park to the summit of Mt. Diablo and back. 

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Mt. Diablo State Park
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Andrew Young
Oakland High School OUSD
Saturday, February 22, 2020

Green Tigers to Tilden Park

The Jr. College group Green Tigers are going on a hike in Tilden Park. We will be introducing a new group of ESL students into our lively group. 

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Tilden Park
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Linda De Young
Green Tigers Club
Saturday, February 8, 2020

Madison Park Academy Hike at Coyote Hills Regional Park

The Outdoor Adventure Club from Madison Park Academy (an Oakland public school) will visit Coyotoe Hills Regional Parks to hike on Red Tail ridge above the Bay and the salt marshes.  In the afternoon we will walk through the marshes and do some bird watching.

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Coyote Hills Regional Park
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Michael Fischer
Madison Park Academy
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
(tentative)

Frick Middle School Hiking Club Briones Day Hike

Frick Impact Academy, an Oakland Unified School District public middle school, has an established hiking club that has gone on a number of ICO-supported day hikes over the last year.  For the coming year, it plans to take a number of hikes.  Posted separately are several all-day Saturday hikes that it has planned from late January through late February.

In addition to its all-day hikes, the hiking club has planned several afternoon hikes on Wednesdays in late January and early February. These hikes are possible because Wednesday is an early-release day for OUSD students, and students are out of school at 1:30 pm.  With hiking destinations set in nearby Regional Parks and other open-space areas, these hikes have been very successsful introductions to the outdoors and the hiking experience for Frick students. Wednesday afternoon hikes have been tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park, located in the Berkeley hills.
    Wednesday, January 29, to Redwood Regional Park, located in the Oakland hills.
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to Briones Regional Park, located near Lafayette in the East Bay hills
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to Lake Chabot Regional Park, located in the East Bay hills east of San Leandro.
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Day hike
Briones Regional Park
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Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Saturday, February 1, 2020

Frick Middle School Hiking Club Pt. Reyes Day Hike

Frick Middle School is an Oakland Public School.  Its' hiking club has been on a number of ICO-supported hikes in the last year, and is planning a number of hikes for the remainder of the school year. 

Among the hikes, on Saturday, February 1, 2020, the club will hike from the mountains to the sea at Point Reyes National Seashore.  Transportation will be by ICO volunteer and Frick teacher drivers.

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Day hike
Pt. Reyes National Seashore
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Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Saturday, January 25, 2020

Frick Middle School Hiking Club Day Hike to Mt. Tamalpais

Frick Middle School is an Oakland Public School.  Its' hiking club has been on a number of ICO-supported hikes in the last year, and is planning a number of hikes for the remainder of the school year. 

Among the hikes, on Saturday, January 25, 2020, the club will hike to the summit of Mt. Tamalpais.  Transportation will be by ICO volunteer and Frick teacher drivers. 

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Day hike
Mt. Tamalpais State Park
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Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
(tentative)

Frick Middle School Hiking Club Inspiration Point Day Hike

Frick Impact Academy, an Oakland Unified School District public middle school, has an established hiking club that has gone on a number of ICO-supported day hikes over the last year.  For the coming year, it plans to take a number of hikes.  Posted separately are several all-day Saturday hikes that it has planned from late January through late February.

In addition to its all-day hikes, the hiking club has planned several afternoon hikes on Wednesdays in late January and early February. These hikes are possible because Wednesday is an early-release day for OUSD students, and students are out of school at 1:30 pm.  With hiking destinations set in nearby Regional Parks and other open-space areas, these hikes have been very successsful introductions to the outdoors and the hiking experience for Frick students. Wednesday afternoon hikes have been tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • Wednesday, January 22, 2020, to Inspiration Point in Tilden Park, located in the Berkeley hills.
    Wednesday, January 29, to Redwood Regional Park, located in the Oakland hills.
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020, to Briones Regional Park, located near Lafayette in the East Bay hills
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020, to Lake Chabot Regional Park, located in the East Bay hills east of San Leandro.
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Day hike
Tilden Park
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Andrew Young
Frick Impact Academy Hiking Club
Friday, January 17, 2020

Big Sur Trip - Oakland High School

This Trip will take 12 students from Oakland High School's Enviornmental Science Academy to the Big Sur wilderness. On this trip, we will have leaders guide students on hiking trails, view the sunset through keyhole rock, and see the stars. We will be playing games, building community, and getting in touch with our surroundings.

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Car camping
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Michael Fischer
Oakland High School OUSD