Producing this video for the Golden Gate Audubon Society’s education program was an opportunity to highlight an important issue… an issue that guides much of my work. Many of our neighbors throughout the Bay Area are still disconnected with the natural treasures that surround us. Over half the students involved with this program had never been to the ocean, and many of them live in Oakland. As shocking as that may seem it’s not that uncommon. Thanks to the staff and volunteers at GGAS and others throughout central California (including my old friends at Return of the Natives) that continue to bring people closer to nature, and nature closer to people.