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Upcoming Events at All Parks in February, 2018

Sea Glass Jewelry Activity

Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday from 10am-4pm in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park (Park in the Los Trancos lot-PCH inland at sto ...

Hike - Cool Canyon

Where: Meet at the intersection of County Highway S-2 and the first dirt road to the west, 1/2 mile south of Anza-Borrego Desert State Park ® boundary sign. When: 9:00 a.m. (3 hours) Join ...

Walk - Notice and Wonder

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 10:00 a.m. (1.5 hours) Join Park Interpretive Specialist Regina Reiter to explore Nature Journaling. We'll explore the desert using very basic ...

Walk - Desert Scents

Where: Meet at the Visitor Center entrance When: 1:00 p.m. (1 hour) Enjoy an easy stroll through the visitor center garden with Volunteer Naturalist Ingrid Coffin. Use your senses on this plan ...

Meteor Trail Hike

Saturday, February 3 at 10:30am Saturday, February 10 at 10:30am Sunday, February 11 at 10:30am Friday, February 23 at 10:30am Join a Big Basin Docent on one of our most diverse hikes—by mounta ...

Adobe Tour

Saturday, February 24 at 1pm Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180- ...

Birding for Beginners

Saturday, February 24 at 8am Join us for a morning stroll to discover the wintertime birds of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Meet in the main day-use parking lot, located off Highway 9 in Felton. ...

rideATAXIA[+]

rideATAXIA is a bike ride consisting of cyclists of all levels that raises money for FARA’s (Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance) mission to treat and cure Friedreich’s ataxia (FA ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Friday, February 9 at 1pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center When: 11:00 a.m. (45 minutes) Join a Visitor Center Interpreter who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert plan ...

Junior Rangers

Where: Visitor Center When: 2:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Special program for children ages 7-12. Discover secrets of the desert environment. Sign up at the Visitor Center as space is limited.

Nature Walk

Every 2nd & 4th Saturday 11:00am - 12:00pm Come and discover the richness that unfolds around the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center, be it upland plant adaptations or the significance of our ...

Silver Strand SB – Junior Rangers

Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm Kids can earn the California State Parks Junior Ranger badge! Kids age 7 to 12 are invited to these outdoor activities, which may include walks, presentations, games, investi ...

Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...

Coast Nature Walks

Saturday, February 3 at 11am Saturday, February 17 at 11am Saturday, February 24 at 11am On these two-hour natural history excursions, you will explore the plants, animals, and geology of the specta ...

Guided Walk

Sunday, February 25 at 10am Journey back in time to discover the lives of early pioneers on this two-mile stroll along Mills Creek at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Meet at the Burleigh Murray par ...

Guided Walk: Burleigh Murray Ranch

Sunday, February 25 at 10am Journey back in time to discover the lives of early pioneers on this two-mile stroll along Mills Creek at Burleigh Murray Ranch State Park. Meet at the Burleigh Murray par ...

Photography Hike

Sunday, February 25 at 1pm Beginners to advanced photographers and nature enthusiasts alike are invited on a 5-mile hike through towering redwoods and rare ancient marine deposits discovering panoram ...

Ranch Tours

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Discover what life was like a century ago on this innovative dairy ranch. This hour-long tour includes the 1897 Victorian home, 1859 Gothic Revival farmhouse, 1896 water- ...

Silver Strand SB – Nature Walk

Time: 1:30pm-2:30pm During this 1-hour walking tour, we'll look for animals and plants in various habitats of the state beach. We'll use binoculars and hand lenses to aid in our discovery. This ...

Walk - Garden Walk

Where: Visitor Center When: 1:00 p.m. (45 minutes) Join Park Interpreter Sally Theriault who will take you on a stroll through the Visitor Center Garden to discover some of our special desert p ...

Walk - Rainbow Any Day

Where: Meet in front of the Visitor Center When: 3:00 p.m. (1 hour) Even when it's not raining, you can discover a rainbow of color in the desert. Join Park Interpretive Specialist, Regina Rei ...

Redwood Grove Loop Walk

Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm Friday, February 9 at 1pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this fun and informative guided half-mile ...

Nature's Tiny Fighter Jets

Where: Visitor Center Discovery Lab When: 11:00 a.m. (1 hour) Though poorly understood and often feared, bats are fascinating animals with incredible skills of flight and nighttime navigation. ...

Drop In Family Craft

Sunday, February 11 from 1pm to 3:30pm – Ramillettas Sunday, February 25th from 1pm to 3:30 pm – Papal Picado Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz cr ...

Hike - Sunset/Moonlight Hike

When: 3:30 p.m. (5 hours) Join Volunteer Naturalists Ted Caragozian and Dan Jellis for a desert hike to enjoy the sunset over the mountains and return under the nearly full moon to get a different ...

Exploring Big Basin

Tuesdays at 9am Learn about redwoods, forest plants, fires, geology, history and more on these fun, varied hikes with Docent Diane Shaw. Hikes are 5-8 miles and last up to 5 hours. We go rain or shin ...

Sea Glass Jewelry Activity

Enjoy a sea glass jewelry making activity each Wednesday from 10am-4pm in the Education Commons in the Historic District at Crystal Cove State Park (Park in the Los Trancos lot-PCH inland at stopligh ...