Jun
29
Fri
Accepting Docent Registration @ Trippett Ranch, Topanga State Park Tickets
Jun 29 – Sep 1 all-day

SIGN UP FOR DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. Registration open between June 29 – Sept 1.

Weekend training sessions start on September 8.

The Topanga Canyon Docents (TCD) is a non profit organization of volunteers in Topanga State Park. Each fall season our naturalist Docent Training Program is offered to introduce new volunteers to the program. Learn about the flora, fauna, natural history, and Native American cultures of the Santa Monica Mountains. Share the knowledge you’ll gain when you become a volunteer park docent with the TCD  for their public walks, school walks, or by greeting visitors at the Visitor Center at Trippet Ranch.

This training program is taught by highly respected educators and professional naturalists from local colleges, museums, and conservation-based institutions. If you’ve ever hiked the hills and canyons and have longed to share what you see, this training is perfect for you!

The classroom and in-the-field training takes place every other weekend on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Trippet Ranch Visitor Center in Topanga State Park. In addition, five docent-led interpretive walks are on the alternate weekends, on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Topanga Canyon Docents Naturalist Training Starts September 8th!

 

Jul
1
Sun
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm
King Gillette Ranch and Beyond            Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

King Gillette Ranch and Beyond – Art Exhibit & Sale

Amy Rippee’s vibrant landscape paintings invite others to wander the trails and roads of the Santa Monica Mountains, from King Gillette Ranch to the sea.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to continuing arts in the Santa Monica Mountains.

July 1 – 30      9 am – 5 pm daily

Meet the Artist:  Sat, July 7   1 pm – 3 pm  

Jul
21
Sat
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a Malibu Creek State Park docent at a special evening presentation at the campground amphitheater. Parking is $3/hour. Note that the astronomy programs start at 8:00 pm (June 23 & August 11).

June 16: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
June 23: “Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)
June 30: “Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 14: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
July 21:”Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 28: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
August 4: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
August 11: Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)

 

Jul
28
Sat
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a Malibu Creek State Park docent at a special evening presentation at the campground amphitheater. Parking is $3/hour. Note that the astronomy programs start at 8:00 pm (June 23 & August 11).

June 16: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
June 23: “Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)
June 30: “Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 14: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
July 21:”Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 28: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
August 4: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
August 11: Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)

 

Aug
4
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Aug 4 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

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 always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a Malibu Creek State Park docent at a special evening presentation at the campground amphitheater. Parking is $3/hour. Note that the astronomy programs start at 8:00 pm (June 23 & August 11).

June 16: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
June 23: “Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)
June 30: “Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 14: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
July 21:”Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 28: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
August 4: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
August 11: Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)

 

Aug
11
Sat
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Summer Campfire Program @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a Malibu Creek State Park docent at a special evening presentation at the campground amphitheater. Parking is $3/hour. Note that the astronomy programs start at 8:00 pm (June 23 & August 11).

June 16: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
June 23: “Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)
June 30: “Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 14: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
July 21:”Awesome Animals” with The Nature of WildWorks
July 28: “History, Mystery, Stories and Music of the First People of the Santa Monica Mountains” with Peter Rice
August 4: “Rockin’ Reptile Safari” with The Reptile Family
August 11: Mysteries and Wonders of the Night Sky” with Collin O’Mara-Green (8pm)

 

Sep
1
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 1 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

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 always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Oct
6
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

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 always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!

Nov
3
Sat
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Nov 3 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Birds of the Santa Monica Mountains at the King Gillette Ranch @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center | Calabasas | California | United States

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 always treated to something interesting. Kids are welcome and the walk is less than a mile at a very easy pace as we stop often to observe the birds.

 

We leave promptly at 8:30 from the flagpole. Heavy rain cancels (but I will be there for anyone who wants to walk in it!). See you there!