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Friday, September 14th

7:30 p.m.
Ghosts and Legends Night Hike
Join Emily for an easy one mile walk along the river to hear some ghost stories and legends of Big Sur’s past. This will be approximately a one-hour program. Wear warm clothes and bring a flashlight (red if you have one) All ages welcome, fun for the whole family.

Saturday, September 15th

10:00 a.m.
JUNIOR RANGERS– Otters (children ages 7-12 only)
Meet Emily for one hour of fun discovering Sea Otters and why they are so different from other marine mammal species. Make a sea otter puppet.

11:30 a.m.
RANGER CUBS: Tidepools (ages 6 and under)
Children and parents join us for a half hour of fun. Hear some stories and make some tidepool art of your own.

2:00 p.m.
NATURE WALK: Big Sur Gorge Exploration and Clean-up
Join Emily and Sara for a trip up the Big Sur River Gorge. Help clean up the Big Sur watershed in celebration of California Coastal Cleanup day. See what animals live in the riparian habitat and look for endangered south central coast steelhead in some of the rocky pools. This 1 mile hike requires a couple of river crossings and a little bouldering and takes you to a big swimming hole. Wear water shoes and be prepared to get wet. Both walks will end up at the gorge walking up alternate sides of the river. Meet Emily at the Camp Store in South Camp near site 57 or meet Sara on the Day Use side of the park at the green fire gate near Parking lot #3. .

7:00 p.m. 
CAMPFIRE PROGRAM: The Sea Otter’s Garden
Join Ranger Zach for a glimpse into the underwater world off the Big Sur coast. Discover the extraordinary beauty of the underwater parks that are preserved here in California. Learn about our Marine Protected Areas and why they are so special.

Sunday, September 16th

2:00 p.m.
NATURE WALK: Redwoods and Climate Change

Although best known for its beauty and scale, Big Sur offers a great diversity of plants, animals and climates. Discover how the redwood forest is affected by climate change and how they hold more carbon than any other forest. Meet Sara at the Redwood Deck for this 1.5 hour walk.

7:00 p.m.
CAMPFIRE MOVIE NIGHT: Climbing Redwood Giants
Discover the secrets of the redwood canopy, with scientists who study these trees over 300 feet above ground and explore the coast redwood range that stretches along the California coast. This is a one-hour, National Geographic film.

Pfeiffer Big Sur SP

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