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Educational Programs /Preschool Programs

Pre-registration is required at www.lbparks.org.

Educational Programs 

YOUNG EXPLORERS TOUR 
Looking to learn more about nature or earn an environment-themed badge? Register your group for a naturalist-led exploration of the Nature Center’s diverse habitats. 1 ½ - hour program. $6 per person. 

BEETLE BRIGADE 
Join us for a hands-on, sensory exploration of nature. We’ll use our “owl eyes,” “rabbit ears,” and “coyote noses” to experience the unique patterns, textures, shapes, and colors around us. Ages 3-5. 1 ½ - hour program. $5 per person. 

DISCOVERY TOURS 
Teachers, explore the Nature Center trails with your students on a naturalist-guided tour. You’ll make discoveries through hands-on investigation and activities designed to support the Academic Content Standards at your grade level. 2-hour program. Grades K-4, $7 per person. Grade 5, $8 per person. 

EXPLORE THE SHORE - 5TH GRADE TOUR 
Sponsored by El Dorado Nature Center and the City of Long Beach’s Adopt-A-Beach program. In this hands-on, two-hour program, students will use scientific tools and instruments to discover how water sustains all life on earth, and how the water cycle shapes our local watershed and affects the marine ecosystem. Available at Granada Beach or Cherry Beach. 2-hour program. $8 per person.

PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS

TAILS & TRAILS PARENT & ME WORKSHOPS 
Ages: 18 months - 5 years. 10-11:30 a.m. $20 per class. Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of stories, nature play, and outdoor exploration. Investigate the incredible, changing, natural world with your child, while discovering creatures large and small. Parent participation required.

37378 Lucky Charms 
March 11 Let’s look for the colors of the rainbow as we walk through our magical trails. 

37379 Amazing Tails 
March 25 Come see how fluffy, scaly and puffy tails help our creature friends. 

37380 Detectives in Nature 
April 8 Investigate tracks, scat and other clues that animals have left behind. 

37381 Dino Day 
April 22 Join us as we dig into the past when dinosaurs roamed the Nature Center. 

37382 Busy Bees 
May 13 Buzz into the Nature Center as we learn more about one of nature’s little helpers. 

37383 Pollinator Pals 
May 27 Join us and see how colorful flowers and brilliant butterflies work together.