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)

 

Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Jul 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Park After Dark: The Stars of Paramount Ranch @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

Go behind the scenes with a ranger and explore Paramount Ranch at night!

Ghosts of Paramount's Past Ranger Program

Enter a dark, empty town built for the movies. Stand on a dangerous abandoned racetrack. Gaze into the sky to see the stars that still shine here.

*Bring a flashlight, water, and wear sturdy shoes. Stargazing will be available if the sky is clear.

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)

 

Jul
29
Sun
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Set to Screen @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

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. l hr.

Aug
4
Sat
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)

 

Aug
19
Sun
Silents Under the Stars @ Paramount Ranch Tickets
Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Silents Under the Stars @ Paramount Ranch | Agoura Hills | California | United States

FLESH AND THE DEVIL (1926) starring Greta Garbo, John Gilbert and Lars Hanson. Directed by Clarence Brown. John Gilbert and Lars Hanson play childhood friends who long ago swore a bond of eternal friendship. The seductive Greta Garbo, entrancing them both, creates a dangerous triangle that tests their loyalty.
Silents Under the Stars is presented by the Silent Film Society of Hollywood Heritage.
Surprise short subjects will be shown before each feature.

All films will feature live musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla and will be presented on authentic 16mm projectors.

Guided walking tours of the ranch grounds will begin at 6:30pm.

Tickets $6.00 for the general public.
$3.00 for children under 12.

Aug
25
Sat
Native American Dance Demonstration @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Native American Dance Demonstration @ Rancho Sierra Vista | California | United States

Kathy Willcuts and Steven Garcia will perform traditional Native American dance, including Northern Traditional and shawl dancing. Steven Garcia is of Yaqui-Mescalero, Tongva descent and will be performing Northern Traditional style. Kathy Willcuts will be performing traditional Shawl dancing from her Rosebud Lakota tribe. Each dance demonstration will have a brief explanation of the meaning of the dance. Steven and Kathy are dedicated presenters at the Satwiwa Culture Center. They each present various workshops throughout the year.

 

There are no reservations required to attend this evening program. Please wear layers for changing weather conditions and bring a flashlight. Feel free to bring camping chairs for comfortableness.

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