Jul 7 – Sep 9 all-day
Registration Open for Docent Training at Topanga State Park @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park | Topanga | California | United States
12:00 am
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Naturalist training in Topanga State Park begins on September 9 . This highly regarded series of workshops and lectures is offered only once a year. Classes are held in the historic Skeet Lodge, now the […]
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ L.A. State Historic Park
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ L.A. State Historic Park | Los Angeles | California | United States
9:30 am
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Bring out a blanket and enjoy one of L.A.’s newest parks! Come straight to the park or meet with rangers at 8:30 a.m. to hike over from the new Gateway to Nature center in El […]
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States
9:30 am
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Join a ranger at the Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center for a program about the total solar eclipse and more at 9:30 a.m. Afterward, view the celestial event together from the visitor center grounds. […]
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Rancho Sierra Vista
Aug 21 @ 9:30 am
Solar Eclipse Viewing @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States
9:30 am
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Join rangers at 9:30 a.m. for childrens’ activities, Native American sky stories, and to witness the eclipse together. Meet at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center. We will have a limited supply of solar […]
Hike Piuma Section of Backbone Trail @ Agoura Hills | California | United States
7:30 am
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This will be a moderate 5-mile hike with 600′ gain along part of the Backbone Trail. There will be some shade under beautiful oak trees. Bring water, food, hat, sunscreen, and good hiking shoes. Meet […]
Day Hike @ Malibu Creek State Park
Aug 24 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Day Hike @ Malibu Creek State Park | Agoura Hills | California | United States
8:00 am
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Moderately paced 8-mile, 1000’ gain hike including the Lookout Trail with great views, Century Lake, and Reagan picnic area. Meet at 8 a.m. at Cornell & Mulholland dirt parking area. Bring 2 quarts water, lunch, sturdy […]
Campfire Program @ Ascot Hills
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Campfire Program @ Ascot Hills | Los Angeles | California | United States
6:30 pm
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Join a National Park Ranger in learning about the LA area through activities and storytelling around a campfire. Bring: Water, flashlight, bug spray, walking shoes
Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Hike and Much S'mores: National Park Service 101st Birthday! @ Los Angeles Historic Park | Los Angeles | California | United States
6:45 pm
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Calling all nature lovers! Celebrate the National Park Service’s 101st Birthday with National Parks Conservation Association and special guests at the newly reopened Los Angeles Historic Park. Don’t miss the free, family friendly event featuring a guided walk, […]
Discover L.A. @ Gateway To Nature
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Discover L.A. @ Gateway To Nature | Los Angeles | California | United States
9:00 am
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Join a Ranger for an urban hike through downtown L.A., and discover the hidden history and nature Los Angeles has to offer. Distance: >1 mile, uneven urban terrain Bring: Water and be prepared to be […]
Young Birders Walk @ O'Melveny Park
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Young Birders Walk @ O'Melveny Park | Los Angeles | California | United States
9:00 am
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Come out and enjoy a Young Birders Walk led by young people. (Parents welcome, too!) Binoculars will be available to be borrowed. Meet in the parking lot.
Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park
Aug 26 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Coyote Scat ID Party @ Audubon Center at Debs Park | Los Angeles | California | United States
10:30 am
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Come work with the biologists from the National Park Service to dissect sterilized coyote scat (poop!) collected in L.A. and to identify the contents! We will provide protective equipment and tools. Please bring lunch and […]
Campfire Program: Awesome Animals @ Malibu Creek State Park
Aug 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Campfire Program: Awesome Animals @ Malibu Creek State Park | Calabasas | California | United States
7:00 pm
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Join us for a lively Campfire Program, “Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks. All campers and park visitors welcome. Presented in the Campground Amphitheater by the Malibu Creek Docents. Hourly parking $3 per hour.
Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
Park After Dark: The Ghosts of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch  | Agoura Hills | California | United States
8:00 pm
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Go behind the scenes with a ranger at Paramount Ranch after dark and learn about the “ghosts” of its past. Which big-name Hollywood actors once walked the Western Town’s streets? Why did the racetrack shut […]
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach
Aug 27 @ 8:30 am – 11:00 am
Beach and Wetlands Birdwatching @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States
8:30 am
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Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching. Adult Walk 8:30 a.m. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. 40-75 species depending on season. We look at everything during this leisurely walk to the […]
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Birdwatching for Young Children and Parents @ Malibu Lagoon State Beach | Malibu | California | United States
10:00 am
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Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society presents a morning of birdwatching. Children and Parents Walk 10:00 a.m. – One hour session, 40 to 75 species possible. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area between parking lot […]
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch
Aug 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States
10:00 am
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Learn the secrets that turn a dusty set into a realistic town. Join us on this easy-paced walk behind the scenes to discover the illusions and history of this Ranch. Rain or predicted rain cancels. […]
Aug 29 @ 7:30 am
Hike Above Studio City @ Wilacre Park | Los Angeles | California | United States
7:30 am
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Hike above Studio City through Wilacre and Coldwater Canyon parks to Fryman Canyon’s hidden eucalyptus grove and seasonal creek. This will be a moderately paced 5.5-mile, 1000’ gain hike. Meet 7:30 AM at trailhead. Take […]
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Sep 2 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
8:30 am
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Bring your binoculars, bird guide, and/or camera and join us for an easy bird walk around the grounds of King Gillette Ranch. This area attracts many songbirds, water birds, woodpeckers, and raptors and we are […]
Calabasas Blue Habitat Resotration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Calabasas Blue Habitat Resotration @ Juan Bautista de Anza Park | Agoura Hills | California | United States
9:00 am
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Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help restore native grasslands in the foothills west of Juan Bautista De Anza Park in Calabasas. Native grasses, including purple needlegrass and creeping wild rye, and flowering perennials and shrubs […]
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Movie Magic in Franklin Canyon @ Franklin Canyon | Beverly Hills | California | United States
9:00 am
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A recurring 1st Saturday of the month hike from 9:00am – 11:00am. It’s an easy hike that meets at Sooky Goldman Nature Center at 9:00am. We’ll be “filmmakers” talking about the movie we’re making. We’ll […]
Making Waves: Robert Scopinich Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Sep 2 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Making Waves:  Robert Scopinich Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States
1:30 pm
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Making Waves: Robert Scopinich Art Exhibit & Sale Event Date:  Aug 26 – Sept 28, 2017  9 am – 5 pm Robert Scopinich’s paintings convey the integral nature of the ocean and the life it inspires.  A […]
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Park After Dark: The Ghosts of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch  | Agoura Hills | California | United States
8:00 pm
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Go behind the scenes with a ranger at Paramount Ranch after dark and learn about the “ghosts” of its past. Which big-name Hollywood actors once walked the Western Town’s streets? Why did the racetrack shut […]
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve
Sep 3 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Sunday Bird Walk @ Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve | Los Angeles | California | United States
8:00 am
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Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake […]
Hike @ Solstice Canyon
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am
Hike @ Solstice Canyon | Malibu | California | United States
9:00 am
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Hike the Rising Sun Trail to Tropical Terrace (Roberts Ranch) and Solstice Canyon Falls, then back along the canyon through oak and walnut groves by the stream. Moderately paced 4-mile, 600’ gain Meet 8:00 AM […]
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon | Beverly Hills | California | United States
7:00 pm
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Join us for our monthly full moon hike! It will be a moderate hike that begins at 7:00pm at the Franklin Canyon Ranch Parking Lot. This hike will approximately take 2 1/2 hours covering about […]
Hike to Buzzard’s Roost @ Newton Canyon Backbone Trail
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Hike to Buzzard's Roost @ Newton Canyon Backbone Trail | Malibu | California | United States
8:00 am
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Moderately paced 8-mile, 1400’ gain hike on a scenic trail through lovely canyon, then on a fire road with great mountain and ocean views to Buzzard’s Roost. Meet at 8 a.m. at the Newton Canyon […]
Sep 8 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Park After Dark: Sunset Tarantula Hike @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States
5:30 pm
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It’s the season for migrating male Tarantulas! Take a sunset stroll as we search for male tarantulas looking for potential mates. Along the hike rangers will share facts about these traveling tarantulas. Who knows, you […]
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Plein Air Paint Out at Nicholas Canyon Beach @ Nicholas Canyon Beach | Malibu | California | United States
9:00 am
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Miles of sandy beach, tide pools at low tide, coastal bluffs and the Santa Monica Mountains are some of the painting possibilities. There are many picnic tables in the shade and protected from the wind. […]
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Rancho Sierra Vista
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Potrero Creek Restoration @ Rancho Sierra Vista
9:00 am
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Join Mountains Restoration Trust to help maintain our restoration site on National Park Service land in Newbury Park. You’ll be helping to maintain the land by removing invasive plants, mulching, and watering. We are working […]
Nature Awareness and Safety for Kids @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Nature Awareness and Safety for Kids @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States
10:00 am
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Bring the family along for an outdoor adventure! Join a naturalist to learn some of the skills and ways of the first people that lived here long ago. Trail safety and “leave no trace ethics” […]