Jun
4
Tue
Nature in Glass: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Jun 4 – Jun 29 all-day
Nature in Glass: Art Exhibit & Sale @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

The Nature in Glass exhibit, featuring kiln-formed glass works by artists Bonnie Quintanilla and Sue Wolhaupter, reflects the diversity and natural beauty of the Santa Monica Mountains and our national parks. Created exclusively from glass, their art inspires reflection on the relationship between art, the environment, and ourselves.

Meet the artists on Saturday, June 8 from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Visitor Center.

A portion of the funds from art sales will be donated to further arts programs in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Jun
28
Fri
What’s On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon Tickets
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
What's On Your Plate Geology Hike @ Solstice Canyon

Do you think about what’s on your plate? Southern California rests on the Pacific Plate and the Santa Monica Mountains are a result of the Earth’s continuous shifting. These mountains have a fascinating origin story that shape how we live our lives today. Enjoy a hike with a park ranger and discover how plates move, mountains lift, get squeezed, and wither away to create the beautiful place we call Southern California.

Meet at the Solstice Canyon parking lot for this is a moderate 2 mile guided hike. All are welcome. Hike begins at 10:00 AM.

Please bring water, sunscreen, a hat, sturdy shoes, and appropriate clothing for the weather.

Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch

Join a ranger 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.

Jun
29
Sat
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Adventures with a Ranger/ Aventuras con un Ranger! @ King Gillete Ranch

Come and enjoy a nice hike to Inspiration Point at King Gillette Ranch! Explore what types of plants and animals are native to the park and discover the rich history of the individuals that once lived and visited the park.

This ranger led program is about mile hike and all ages are welcomed! Meet the Ranger by the water fountain at the Visitor Center.

Register at on Eventbrite at this link: https://bit.ly/2X5XTkI

Descubra su Parque Nacional cerca de usted, con un Ranger! Esta caminata de una milla o 1,609 metros consiste de pláticas sobre las plantas y animales nativos de las Montañas de Santa Mónica. También descubrirá la historia y las personas que vivián antes en este lugar.

Este programa es para todas las edades. Por favor traiga agua, una gorra, bloqueador para el sol y zapatos para caminar. El Ranger los esperara cerca de la fuente de agua.

Kids Story Time & Nature Walk-Books & Trails, Kids 4-10 yrs Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon Tickets
Jun 29 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Kids Story Time & Nature Walk-Books & Trails, Kids 4-10 yrs Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center-Franklin Canyon

Join a Franklin Canyon Docent for a nature-themed Story Time followed by a Guided Nature Walk around the lake at Franklin Canyon.
Recommended ages are 4-10.
Please be on time, as not all Story Time readings happen inside the Nature Center

Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 29 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Bird Beak Buffet Jr. Ranger Program @ King Gillete Ranch

How do birds eat their food? Why are beaks so many different shapes and sizes? Earn a junior ranger pin by joining a park ranger in an fun activity to discover how different beaks help birds eat many kinds of foods! Drop in any time between 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM for this 15 minute activity!

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

Join a ranger 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.

Jun
30
Sun
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jun 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Volunteer Opportunity at Yerba Mansa Meadow @ Rancho Sierra Vista
The Yerba Mansa Meadow restoration project seeks to restore/enhance approximately 10.8 acres of wetland, riparian and upland habitat through invasive species removal and revegetation with native plants. This meadow is a good example of an ephemeral wetland that has yerba mansa as a dominant species, and this is somewhat uncommon.
 
This project aims to restore native habitat, and to improve habitat for bird roosting and nesting by introducing native plants that provide a variety of food sources. We will also improve the natural appearance of the wetlands.
 
Native species for this project include species known to occur in and around wetland areas (yerba mansa, mugwort, spreading rush, mule fat, golden current, deer grass, giant wild rye) and common coastal sage scrub species (purple sage, California buckwheat , California sagebrush, elderberry).

Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-opportunity-at-yerba-mansa-meadow-tickets-61435875357

 
Wear hiking attire, bring water/resuable water bottle, sunscreen, and a sun hat.
 
For more information, contact:
Lei De Vera at National Park Service tel. 805-370-2300 x3325
Directions:
 
Main entrance cross street is Via Goleta and Lynn Road, Newbury Park, CA, 91320
GPS Coordinates for Entrance (Via Goleta & Lynn Road): N 34.1569 W -118.9733
Main Entrance: Ventura Fwy (101) to Lynn Rd exit. South on Lynn Rd 5.25 miles to Via Goleta. Park entrance is on the left.
 
It is best to park in the equestrian or overflow parking lot and walk to the restoration. The distance to the restoration site is less than a quarter of a mile.
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch Tickets
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ King Gillete Ranch

Join a ranger talk about the protection and survival of the park’s last large mammal carnivores. Learn about what wildlife biologists are discovering from a 17-year study and explore the puma’s unique challenges in the nation’s largest urban park. Walk will be about 2 miles round trip. Bring sun protection, water and sturdy shoes. Meet at water fountain at Visitor Center.

Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Junior Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista

Learn how to become a Junior Ranger for the Santa Monica Mountains. Activites include learning about the Chumash history and playing a game with a ranger.

This ranger led activity is for all ages!