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Summer 2017

Introducing the Butano summer interpreter, Eleanor Kenimer. 

Eleanor grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and is a graduate of Duke University. She studied Biology with a concentration in Ecology and had the wonderful opportunity to study conservation biology in South Africa with the Organization for Tropical Studies. There, she discovered her love for scientific research and conservation as well as environmental education. She has worked as a naturalist both in California and South Africa and has focused her career on environmental education and outreach. She is excited to spend a summer in the amazing redwoods of Butano! When she's not teaching kids about the environment, Eleanor enjoys hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, and playing the banjo.

Summer Interpretive Programs

Little Rangers

Saturdays & Sundays at 10 am
This fun program is designed for children ages 3 to 6 and their families. Pretend, play, sing and explore! This 30 minute program will introduce youngsters to the wonders of the redwood forest. Meet at the Campfire Center.

Junior Rangers

Saturdays & Sundays at 11 am
Play games, hike, and explore the redwood forest during this 1 hour program for kids’ ages 7 to 12. Sorry parents, this is a kid’s only program! Meet at the picnic area.

Junior Rangers gather at more than 70 California State Parks. Recieve your logbook and badge after completing your first program, and begin your Junion Ranger journey.

Guided Walks

Saturdays at 1 pm
Join Naturalist Interpreter Eleanor for a 2-hour stroll along the .... Meet at .... Bring water, snacks, and binoculars. All ages welcome. No pets.




Evening Campfire Programs

Saturdays at 7:30 pm
Join your campground neighboors around the campfire for an hour of activities about the natural and cultural history of the park. We will have marshmallow roasting, songs, trivia, and a slideshow. Meet at the Campfire Center. Well behaved dogs on 6 foot leash are welcome.


Extra Fun Stuff

A self-directed Adventure Guide is available to enjoy with your family. Download the guide, or call 916-654-2249 to order a copy in English or Spanish.

Before heading to the park, explore the online Redwoods Learning Center, set up by Save the Redwoods League. It offers fun, redwood-themed activities, classroom tools, and ways to get involved in redwood protection. Redwoods bingo, anyone?  

Events made possible by Coastside State Parks Association, and California State Parks.