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Big Basin Redwoods SP July 2014 Events

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JUL 1 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 1 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 1 Special Guest Campfire- Nature's Supermarket Campfire

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join R...read more

JUL 1 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 2 Special 2-hour Junior Rangers

Wednesdays at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropria...read more

JUL 2 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 2 Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch an...read more

JUL 3 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 3 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 3 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 4 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 4 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 4 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 4 4th of July Parade

Friday, July 4 at 10 amJoin our First Annual Big Basin 4th of July Parade, led by Uncle Sam, through the Redwoods to the Campfire Center where we will...read more

JUL 5 Special Event Campfire! Big Basin's 4th of July Weekend Celebration and Talent Show!

Saturday, July 5 at 6:30 pmCome and celebrate Independence Day with a campfire, sing-a-long and talent show! If you have a skit, poem, song or a talen...read more

JUL 5 In the Shadows of the Ancients

Saturday, July 5 at 9 amMeander along North Escape Road with docent Kathy Willott and discover the ancient redwoods and the flowers, ferns and other p...read more

JUL 5 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 5 Family Discovery Walk

Saturday, July 5 at 1 pmJoin docent Norm Beeson for a fun-filled family walk and investigate the mysteries and wonders of Big Basin’s redwood forest! ...read more

JUL 5 Star Gazing at Big Basin Redwoods

Saturday, July 5 at 8:30 pmExperience awesome night skies in the wilderness, far from city lights. Using binoculars, we’ll explore our galaxy the Milk...read more

JUL 5 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 5 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 5 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 6 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 6 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 6 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 6 Way up to Westridge Hike

RANCHO DEL OSO: Located 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 10 amJoin us on a hike u...read more

JUL 6 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 6 The Road Less Traveled- A Dog Friendly Walk

Sunday, July 6 at 10:30 amOn this dog-friendly walk, we travel on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwo...read more

JUL 7 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 7 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 7 Twilight Hike

Mondays at 7:30 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in the forest, and learn about th...read more

JUL 8 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 8 Special Guest Campfire- Nature's Supermarket Campfire

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join R...read more

JUL 8 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 8 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 9 Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch an...read more

JUL 9 Special 2-hour Junior Rangers

Wednesdays at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropria...read more

JUL 9 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 10 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 10 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 10 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 11 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 11 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 11 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 12 The Road Less Traveled- A Dog Friendly Walk

Saturday, July 12 at 10 amOn this dog-friendly walk, we travel on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redwo...read more

JUL 12 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 12 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 12 Wildflower Hike

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Saturday, July 12, 201...read more

JUL 12 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 12 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 12 Movies at the Ranch: The Gnome-Mobile

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Saturday, July 12, 2014 ...read more

JUL 12 Volunteer with the Trail Crew

Saturday, July 12 at 9 am (must be 18 years of age or older)Since 1969 the Big Basin Volunteer Trail Crew has helped make it possible for others to sa...read more

JUL 12 Pioneers of Big Basin

Saturday, July 12 at 1 pmJoin docent Hal Anjo on an easy three-mile, three-hour round trip to the site of the Maddock Cabin. Enjoy a beautiful walk th...read more

JUL 13 Fireside Stories

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Sunday, July 13, 2014 at...read more

JUL 13 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 13 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 13 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 13 Discover Big Basin

Sunday, July 13 at 12 pmOn this 4-hour, 4-mile leisurely hike with docent Barry Grimm we’ll traverse old-growth redwood and Douglas-fir forest in some...read more

JUL 13 Berry Creek Falls Hike

Sunday, July 13 at 9:30 amTravel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loo...read more

JUL 13 How to Become Invisible

Sunday, July 13 at 10 amAs we barrel down the hiking trail, we cause disturbances that ripple through the forest like a stone dropped in a pond. If we...read more

JUL 13 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 14 Twilight Hike

Mondays at 7:30 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in the forest, and learn about th...read more

JUL 14 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 14 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 14 Monday Marsh Mosey

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Mondays, July 14 and J...read more

JUL 15 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 15 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 15 Special Guest Campfire- Nature's Supermarket Campfire

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join R...read more

JUL 15 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 16 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 16 Special 2-hour Junior Rangers

Wednesdays at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropria...read more

JUL 16 Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch an...read more

JUL 17 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 17 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 17 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 18 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 18 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 18 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 19 Special Event Campfire! Meet Galen Clark- California's First State Park Ranger

Saturday, July 19 at 6:30 pmLiving history reenactment - Come meet Galen Clark as portrayed by Ranger Miles Standish! Galen Clark was California’s f...read more

JUL 19 Horse Trails

Saturday, July 19 at 11:30 amCome meet Bellarose the horse and learn about the important role horses played in early Big Basin history. Join docents P...read more

JUL 19 Felling the Giants

Saturday, July 19 at 12 pmLogging was the major industry in the Santa Cruz Mountains for over 50 years. How did lumbermen cut down these tall, tall tr...read more

JUL 19 A Walk in the Past

Saturday, July 19 at 1 pmNo Safeway? No Home Depot? No Pharmacy? How did the Ohlone Indians survive? Take a walk with Docent Eva Fewel and learn about...read more

JUL 19 Wildflower Walk

Saturday, July 19 at 10 amSunday, July 20 at 10 amJoin docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also visi...read more

JUL 19 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 19 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 19 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 19 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 20 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 20 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 20 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 20 C.S.I.- Creekside Investigation!

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Sunday, July 20, 2014 at...read more

JUL 20 The Road Led Traveled- A Dog Friendly Walk

Sunday, July 20 at 10:30 amOn this dog-friendly walk, we travel on North Escape Road, a paved road closed to traffic. We tour stunning old-growth redw...read more

JUL 20 Snakes Alive!

Sunday, July 20 from 12-3 pmWhy are snakes important to us? How do they see, smell, taste, hear? What and how do they eat? What does a snake feel like...read more

JUL 20 Wildflower Walk

Saturday, July 19 at 10 amSunday, July 20 at 10 amJoin docent Scott Peden and learn to identify many of Big Basin’s flowering plants. You’ll also visi...read more

JUL 20 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 21 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 21 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 21 Twilight Hike

Mondays at 7:30 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in the forest, and learn about th...read more

JUL 22 Twilight Hike

Mondays at 7:30 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in the forest, and learn about th...read more

JUL 22 Special Guest Campfire- Nature's Supermarket Campfire

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join R...read more

JUL 22 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 22 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 22 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 23 Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch an...read more

JUL 23 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 23 Special 2-hour Junior Rangers

Wednesdays at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropria...read more

JUL 24 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 24 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 24 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 25 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 25 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 25 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 26 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 26 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 26 Tales of the Basin: A Weekend of Storytelling

July 26-27Events for this weekend will spotlight storytellers, park history, special children’s performers and the tradition of spinning a yarn beside...read more

JUL 26 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 26 Bike and Hike the Waddell Valley

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017 Saturday, July 26, 201...read more

JUL 26 Coffe Talk and Crafts

Saturday, July 26 from 9-12Come to the Sempervirens Room next to Park Headquarters for free coffee or hot chocolate! This is a great way to start your...read more

JUL 26 Shadowbrook Stroll

Saturday, July 26 at 10:30 amJoin docent Hal Anjo as he guides you on a less-traveled trail that takes you by Union Creek, to the Sempervirens Falls a...read more

JUL 26 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 27 Guided Redwood Loop Walks

Every Saturday and Sunday at 11 am and 2 pm How do these grand redwoods grow to be so old? So tall? How are they important to humans? Join us for this...read more

JUL 27 Wildflower Wanders

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Sunday, July 27, 2014 at...read more

JUL 27 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 27 Tales of the Basin: A Weekend of Storytelling

July 26-27Events for this weekend will spotlight storytellers, park history, special children’s performers and the tradition of spinning a yarn beside...read more

JUL 27 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 27 Critter Crafts

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from Noon to 4 pmDrop in for fun nature-themed craft time at the Nature and History Center. We will have a FREE make-and-take-ac...read more

JUL 27 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 28 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 28 Twilight Hike

Mondays at 7:30 pmJoin us for an easy, level walk for the whole family. Experience the turning of the day into night in the forest, and learn about th...read more

JUL 28 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 28 Monday Marsh Mosey

Rancho del Oso Nature and History CenterLocated 17 miles north of Santa Cruz, at 3600 Highway One, Davenport, California 95017Mondays, July 14 and Jul...read more

JUL 29 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 29 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 29 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

JUL 29 Special Guest Campfire- Nature's Supermarket Campfire

Every Tuesday at 6:30 pmHow would you make dinner if you lived in Big Basin 500 years ago? No supermarkets, no stoves, not even pots and pans…. Join R...read more

JUL 30 Special 2-hour Junior Rangers

Wednesdays at 10 amThis special Junior Rangers is for kids ages 7-12 only. We’ll be taking a hike, so make sure your Junior Ranger dresses appropria...read more

JUL 30 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 30 Afternoon Campfire Program

Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 pmDrop by anytime between 4:30-5:30 pm at our historic campfire and enjoy roasting ranger apples, music and crafts! Touch an...read more

JUL 31 Big Basin Nature Club

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 4:30 pm; Wednesday at 1:30 pmSunday at 10 amThis fun program is for children ages 3-6 and their fami...read more

JUL 31 Campfire!

Evening Campfire ProgramTuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 6:30 pm Join us in our historic campfire center for an evening of song and s...read more

JUL 31 Junior Rangers

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 3 pm and Sunday at 11 amDiscover the fascinating secrets of the forest! Explore, practice outdoor sk...read more

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