Sep
21
Sat
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet the Pumas in the Park @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

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

For any questions, including directions, call the visitor center at (805) 370-2301.

Sep
22
Sun
Hike into History at Rancho Sierra Vista @ Satwiwa Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore and learn! Join Ranger Aaron for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista and learn about the ranching history of this park site!

This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.

Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time.

It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

We will be meeting at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, not the parking lot. We will start our hike at 9:15am. See image below on where we meet.

Sign up here for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-into-history-at-rancho-sierra-vista-tickets-71219849487

Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, a hat, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Questions? Call our visitor center at King Gillette Ranch (805) 370-2301 or email us at samo_interpretation@nps.gov

 

Sep
28
Sat
Story Time & Nature Walk at Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center Tickets
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Story Time & Nature Walk at Franklin Canyon @ Sooky Goldman Nature Center

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, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Please wear closed toed shoes.

Who Lives Here? Jr. Ranger Program @ Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
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.

Oct
5
Sat
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore Santa Monica Mountains @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park Tickets
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: Hike & Explore Santa Monica Mountains @ Vista Hermosa Natural Park

Open to all!

Want to visit a new hiking trail but need a ride? We got you! Join us on a free hike led by one of our experienced and bilingual naturalists, or if you’d prefer you can explore the park on your own.

For questions regarding accessibility, contact us at info@communitynatureconnection.org.

All fitness levels are welcome!
Family-friendly.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHEN:
Bus Arrives at 9:00 AM and will return by 4:00 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

WHERE:
Meet in the parking lot of Vista Hermosa Natural Park.
We’ll board the bus and then head to a TBD park in the Santa Monica Mountains. Visit our Facebook Events page for the most up-to-date information on destination.

WHAT TO BRING:
Wear weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. Pack water, a lunch, snacks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses in a backpack.

Presented by Community Nature Connection in association with Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, all working to connect you to your public lands!

Can’t make it? Trips are scheduled at Vista Hermosa Natural Park on the 1st Saturday of every month!

Jr. Ranger Adventures: Sun & the Solar System! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Oct 5 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Jr. Ranger Adventures: Sun & the Solar System! @ Anthony C. Beilenson Interagency Visitor Center

Do you know your Solar System? Have you ever looked up close at the Sun?

Join a ranger and observe the Sun safely with a solar telescope. This telescope has a special filter that blocks out harmful rays while allowing visible light through. See details on its surface!

Complete a Solar System activity and earn a special Junior Ranger button. All ages are welcome to enjoy this program in the Visitor Center courtyard.

For any questions, call (805) 370-2301.

Oct
13
Sun
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch Tickets
Oct 13 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Franklin Canyon-Lower Ranch

Join us for a free guided hike beneath the light of a full moon!
Full moon hikes are family friendly and approximately 2.5 miles
with a moderate incline.
Please dress in layers for changing temperatures, wear closed toe shoes, and bring water.

Due to filming all guests must use the Beverly Hills entrance to access this hike.
To access this entrance take Beverly Drive north, and continue on Beverly Drive as it travels through residential streets and up and into the canyon.
Once you are traveling downhill you will come to a fork at Lake Dr next to a stone house-turn right at the stone house and travel down Lake Dr. This road will dead end and you will see a paved parking lot on your left as you near the roads end.

Hike meets in the Lower Ranch Parking Lot-GPS 1936 Lake Dr, 90210

Oct
19
Sat
Transit to Trails: P-22 Day at Griffith Park @ Compton Creek Natural Park Tickets
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: P-22 Day at Griffith Park @ Compton Creek Natural Park

Open to all!

Want to visit a new hiking trail but need a ride? We got you! Join us on a free hike led by one of our experienced and bilingual naturalists, or if you’d prefer you can explore the park on your own.

For questions regarding accessibility, contact us at: info@communitynatureconnection.org

All fitness levels are welcome!
Family-friendly.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHEN:
Bus Arrives at 9:00 AM and will return by 4:00 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

WHERE:
Meet at Compton Creek Natural Park. We’ll load onto a bus and then head to Griffith Park where you’ll have the opportunity to take part in festivities at the 4th annual P-22 Day!

WHAT TO BRING:
Wear weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. Pack water, a lunch, snacks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses in a backpack.

Presented by Community Nature Connection in association with Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, all working to connect you to your public lands!

Can’t make it? Trips are scheduled at Compton Creek Natural Park on select dates throughout the year! Check our Facebook Events page for more trips.

Transit to Trails: P-22 Day at Griffith Park @ Pacoima City Hall Tickets
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Transit to Trails: P-22 Day at Griffith Park @ Pacoima City Hall

Open to all!

Want to visit a new hiking trail but need a ride? We got you! Join us on a free hike led by one of our experienced and bilingual naturalists, or if you’d prefer you can explore the park on your own.

For questions regarding accessibility, contact us at: info@communitynatureconnection.org

All fitness levels are welcome!
Family-friendly.
All minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

WHEN:
Bus Arrives at 9:00 AM and will return by 4:00 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first-served basis.

WHERE:
Meet at Pacoima City Hall. We’ll load onto a bus and then head to Griffith Park to take part in the P-22 Day festival!

WHAT TO BRING:
Wear weather-appropriate clothes and comfortable shoes. Pack water, a lunch, snacks, sunblock, a hat, and sunglasses in a backpack.

Presented by Community Nature Connection in association with Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, all working to connect you to your public lands!

Can’t make it? Trips are scheduled at Pacoima City Hall on select dates throughout the year! Check our Facebook Events page for more trips.

Archaeology Day @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
October is California Archaeology Month, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is celebrating it with Archaeology Day!

Bring the entire family to King Gillette Ranch to join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day! This event will be family friendly with activities for people of all ages!

  • Native American performances
  • Dig up “artifacts” like an archaeologist in the hands-on excavation box
  • Practice throwing an atlatl spear at a target
  • Watch flint knapping demonstrations as experts turn stone into arrowheads
  • See genuine local artifacts on display
  • Learn more about history and prehistory with our hands-on replica artifact tables
  • Learn about the difference between archaeologists and paleontologists (hint: archaeologists don’t dig dinosaurs)
  • Enjoy presentations by local archaeologists
  • Learn about anthropology programs in local schools
  • Learn about Native American history and become a Jr. Ranger!

This event & parking is completely free and open to the public. Sign up is optional, but can be done for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archaeology-day-tickets-72413323199

Questions about this event? Contact us at the Interagency Visitor’s Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Phone: (805)-370-2301

Email: Samo_Interpretation@nps.gov