The Oakland Museum’s newest special exhibition, Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay, explores the impacts of humans and natural forces on San Francisco Bay over the last 6,000 years, including that of military bases and the transitions being made at three Bay Area military bases and communities. Alameda Point is one of the areas featured in “Military Landscapes - Demilitarized Landscapes.”
Visitors can watch a nine-minute video about Alameda Point, Hunters Point in San Francisco, and Richmond. The Alameda Point segment draws attention to the open space and wildlife protection efforts. The exhibit also features photos of volunteers working on the Alameda Point Nature Reserve least tern nesting area.
Also worth visiting at the exhibition is a special three-hour jumbo screen HD video taken from a helicopter as it flies around the shoreline of the Bay. The video runs continuously throughout the day.
Excerpt from the Museum’s exhibition webpage:
“Above and Below: Stories From Our Changing Bay unveils the quirky stories of how people and nature together have shaped the San Francisco Bay Area over the last 6,000 years. Through an extensive use of media featuring oral histories, community voices, and interactives, the exhibition explores how human engineering and natural forces have come together over time to shape and reshape the land and water around the San Francisco Bay, and how sea-level rise, wetlands restoration, invasive species, and climate change are central topics in determining the future of the Bay.”
For complete information, visit the Museum’s website.
Free admission on the first Sunday of every month. Sunday, October 6th is free.
Read more about Alameda Point wildlife on the Alameda Point Environmental Report.