Jan
6
Mon
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jan 6 @ 11:39 pm – Mar 29 @ 3:00 pm
Pueblo of Isletas Art Exhibit @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Pueblo of Isletas pottery artist Rowan Harrison will exhibiting his artwork that inspires his pottery designs. Rowan is an active presenter at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, where he provides various workshops throughout the year inspiring visitors of pottery art and connecting ancient indigenous methods of hand coiled pottery making.

The culture center is open Saturdays and Sundays from 9am to 5pm, if you are interested in visiting the exhibit.

Feb
29
Sat
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Feb 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Join ranger Mithra and learn something cool about the many different owls in the Santa Monica Mountains. Practice your scientific exploration skills with an owl pellet dissection activity. Earn a Jr. Ranger badge and get sworn in by a ranger! Family friendly fun for all ages.

Mar
1
Sun
Make a Yucca Bracelet @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Two workshops available! Use EventBrite link to sign up for each workshop.

Hupa Native Kat High will present two workshops on how to make yucca cordage bracelets from scratch. The morning workshop starts promptly at 10am, and the second workshop will begin at 1pm. Be ready to get a little messy, as making cordage requires to soak the materials in water and strain the juices out of the plant. Limited materials provided. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Please be on time.

To sign up for a work shop follow the links below:

10 am workshop

1 pm workshop

 

For directions to the Culture Center you may call the main Visitor Center at 805-370-2301. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. In addition, please see the map below. Be aware there is a short walk from the Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Mar
14
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malbu Creek State Park Tickets
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malbu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a leisure walk under the oaks and along the creek in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ll talk about the the park’s history, plants and animals, and see how nature is recovering after the Woolsey Fire. The walk is approximately 2 1/2 hours and families are welcome. Meet at 10am in the park’s Main Trailhead parking lot (second lower lot) by the restrooms. Bring water, hat, camera and your wonderful smiles! For more information, contact docent Dean Arnold at dean.arnold333@gmail.com

Mar
15
Sun
Animal Spirit Necklace @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reservations required. Two workshops available! Use EventBrite link to sign up for each workshop.

Discover your animal spirit with Tongva artist Julia Bogany. This Tongva elder will teach you your animal indigenous name as you learn to make a Tongva animal spirit necklace. Morning workshop that begins promptly at 10am, the second workshop begins at 1pm. Strongly advise to arrive early. Materials will be provided. All ages are welcome. Ticket is required for each person attending workshop, even though they may not be participating in the activity.  Porch has limited space.

To sign up for a work shop follow the links below:

10 am workshop

1 pm workshop

 

For directions to the Culture Center you may call the main Visitor Center at 805-370-2301. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. In addition, please see the map below. Be aware there is a short walk from the Main Parking area to the Culture Center.

Mar
21
Sat
Coffee with a Scientist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Coffee with a Scientist @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Join Ranger Mithra and environmental leader Beth Pratt for a talk about our local mountain lion population and updates on the proposed Liberty Canyon wildlife crossing.

The King Gillette Ranch Visitor Center is proud to host the “Coffee With…” series of talks featuring local scientists, professors, and experts. Casually chat about social and environmental topics while you sip fresh, locally roasted coffee. We provide the coffee; you provide the mug!

Please register at the link above so we know how much coffee to provide.

Mar
22
Sun
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon Tickets
Mar 22 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Malibu Lagoon Bird Walks with SMBAS @ Malibu Lagoon

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.

Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
https://smbasblog.com

ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.

CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)

DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.

Volunteer Opportunity Painting Horse Pasture @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 22 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity Painting Horse Pasture @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Help restore and paint horse pasture for the Park’s Horses that patrol the trails. Cache, Bayberry, Blue and Gunner would really appreciate the help in restoring their pasture. You may occasionally see these horses patrol the park trails by our volunteers or law enforcement officers. After the event, Rangers will lead groups to visit the horses and learn about the ranch history at the site. 

Please wear comfortable clothing you do not mind damaging or getting paint on, closed toed shoes are required, bring snacks, water/reusable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat. Painting materials will be provided.

Meet at the main parking lot by kiosk at 9:30am for registration. Light and/or rain cancels the event. High winds may cancel event. Call the visitor Center for updates due to weather advisory.

9:30 am – 10:00 am: Check in and site overview.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm: Scraping paint & painting fences. 

RSVP required please follow link to Eventbrite site to register for restoration project. Sign up here.

If you have general questions about the location and directions please call the visitor center at 805-370-2301.

 

Mar
29
Sun
Make an Authentic Native American Pinch Pot @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Reservations Required. Two workshops available! Use EventBrite link to sign up for each workshop.

Join Navajo – Pueblo of Isletas Native, Rowan Harrison, as he will teach and demonstrate how to create your very own small, traditional, hand-coiled pottery. The first workshop begins promptly at 10am. The second workshop begins at 1pm. Please be on time. Materials will be provided. All ages welcome.

Ticket is required for each person attending workshop, even though they may not be participating in the activity.  Porch has limited space.

To sign up for a work shop follow the links below:

10 am workshop

1 pm workshop

 

For directions to the Culture Center you may call the Visitor Center at 805-370-2301. The Visitor Center is open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm. In addition, please see the map below. Be aware there is a short walk from the Parking area to the Culture Center.

Paramount Ranch – Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Mar 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Paramount Ranch - Past & Future @ Paramount Ranch

Lights! Camera! Action! Paramount Ranch’s convenient location and mountainous backdrop have captured the vision of hundreds of filmmakers. Elaborate movie sets have come and gone while the ranch’s massive oak trees have remained as silent witnesses.

Join a ranger-led walk around the ranch to learn about how it has changed over the past century and what the future may hold for this popular filming location.

Meet at the trailhead kiosk next to the bridge. Wear sturdy shoes for uneven terrain. We recommend bringing water, a hat, and sun protection, as there is little shade on the walk. Restrooms available. Heavy rain cancels. For any questions, including directions, please call the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.