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Sharol Nelson-Embry

Sharol Nelson-Embry is the Supervising Naturalist at the Crab Cove Visitor Center & Aquarium on San Francisco Bay in Alameda. Crab Cove is part of the East Bay Regional Park District, one of the largest and oldest regional park agencies in the nation. She graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a degree in Natural Resources Management and an epiphany that connecting kids with nature was her destiny. She's been rooted in the Bay Area since 1991 after working at nature centers and outdoor science schools around our fair state. She loves the great variety of habitats stretching from the Bay shoreline to the redwoods, lakes, and hills. Sharol enjoys connecting people to nature with articles in local newspapers and online forums.

Read her previous contributions to QUEST, a project dedicated to exploring the Science of Sustainability.

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California’s Tarantulas Are on the Move During Mating Season

KQED Science | October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

California’s Tarantulas Are on the Move During Mating Season

Male California tarantulas are now roaming through the Bay Area looking for love. Find out more about where you can see them, what they're doing and what dangers they face from naturalist Sharol Nelson-Embry.

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Can Sea Otters Make a Comeback in the San Francisco Bay?

KQED Science | September 27, 2013 | 3 Comments

Can Sea Otters Make a Comeback in the San Francisco Bay?

Sea otters once inhabited the San Francisco Bay. Learn about a new study at Elkhorn Slough that holds some hope for re-establishing otters in our estuary someday.

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Diverse Populations of Terns Return to the Bay Area

KQED Science | September 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

Diverse Populations of Terns Return to the Bay Area

Terns can be found in the Bay Area year round, but they're not all the same species. Learn more about the diversity of tern populations that visit us.

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Sand Mining in San Francisco Bay to Replenish Alameda’s Crown Beach

KQED Science | August 30, 2013 | 1 Comment

Sand Mining in San Francisco Bay to Replenish Alameda’s Crown Beach

Crown Memorial State Beach in Alameda is set to be replenished in a long-awaited project to replace sand lost in high storm years. Learn about the beach and sand mining in San Francisco Bay.

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Habitats for Bats: Kids Build Homes for East Bay’s Thriving Bat Population

KQED Science | August 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Habitats for Bats: Kids Build Homes for East Bay’s Thriving Bat Population

Bats help humans by eating insects that annoy us, carry disease and impact our agricultural operations. But they're often misunderstood and feared by the general public. Learn how the East Bay Regional Park District and kids are helping bats by providing shelter to local bat populations.

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Fascinating Facts About Sevengill Sharks

KQED Science | August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fascinating Facts About Sevengill Sharks

Celebrate our bay's top predators and learn about a recent study of local Sevengill Sharks.

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The Bay Area’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People Movement

KQED Science | July 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

The Bay Area’s Healthy Parks, Healthy People Movement

A group of hikers recently gathered at Huckleberry Botanic Regional Preserve for a Tuesday Twilight walk, part of a summer series offered by the naturalists at the East Bay Regional Park District.┬áThe fog rolled uphill from the Golden Gate Bridge and across the Bay, cooling the air and cutting off the top of Mount Diablo […]

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Raptors-in-Residence: Monitoring Bald Eagles at Lake Chabot

KQED Science | July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Raptors-in-Residence: Monitoring Bald Eagles at Lake Chabot

A pair of bald eagles is nesting at Lake Chabot in the East Bay. For the second year, they've raised a chick there, and it's still possible to see the eagles and their nest near the lake.

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Birds Babies in Rehab: Rescued Herons and Egrets Start A New Life

KQED Science | June 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Birds Babies in Rehab: Rescued Herons and Egrets Start A New Life

Orphaned egret and heron chicks were successfully raised and released in Santa Rosa, CA. Find out more about their story.

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East Bay Redwoods Symposium: A Look Back at History

KQED Science | June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

East Bay Redwoods Symposium: A Look Back at History

Redwoods in the East Bay hills have a long history with roots that run back centuries. Researchers gathered to share their knowledge about their history and how Climate Change projections might affect their future.

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Egrets Are in Town and They’re Pretty Handy With Tools

KQED Science | May 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Egrets Are in Town and They’re Pretty Handy With Tools

Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets are nesting in Alameda and have been observed using tools.

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