COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Note: As of December 7, 2020, we have temporarily closed down our offices and gear libraries per the latest stay-at-home orders for the Bay Area. Please contact with any questions and we hope to see you in January! 

Welcome to our COVID-19 Resources and Updates page. You can find information about our upcoming virtual programs, updated guidelines from local health departments, tips on how to spend time outdoors safely, ideas on where to go to avoid potential crowds, and resources for curriculum to use with youth while learning at home. We hope you all stay healthy and find ways to engage with the outdoors safely! 

June Lunch and Learn Series

Join BAWT staff for one, two, or all three of our Lunch and Learn workshops throughout the month of June. These workshops will explore ways of getting outdoors this summer. No matter how much experience you’re bringing to the conversation, all are welcome. We look forward to supporting you in your outdoor adventures this summer. 

Outdoor Trip Planning 101

Want to plan a hiking, camping, or backpacking trip this summer, but unsure of where to go? We will share a map resource to help you find a place that fits what you’re looking for. We’ll also discuss other elements of trip planning – such as gear needs, budgeting, cooking outdoors, and activities. This workshop will provide resources for planning and time for questions and answers.

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

12 – 12:45 pm PST


Leave No Trace

As trails and campgrounds start to open up again, it is more important than ever to consider how we can minimize our impacts on the land we’re recreating on. Join us for a discussion on the Leave No Trace ethics and the practical applications of these guidelines.



Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

12 – 12:45 pm PST

Community Principles

 Did you know that BAWT instructors have come up with a set of principles parallel to Leave No Trace that guides how we can treat one another with respect in the outdoors? Come learn about the Community Principles as you think about trips you are planning for yourself, your family, or your youth.


Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

12 – 12:45 pm PST


     BAWT’s Spring Newsletter:

       Urban Nature Map, Education Resources, and more



Where can I go?

 Urban Access Map – Bay Area Parks & Trails

This map is designed to give the community information about where students and their families can receive Grab and Go food as well as local parks and trails that are still accessible. The following document will give you more information about how you can find a trail near you or even add your own favorite natural space in the city – Instructions for Urban Access Map

To view a comprehensive list of Bay Area Park closures, please view our list here


What Can I do?