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Nature Programs/ Special Events

Pre-registration required at www.lbparks.org 

1-DAY PARENT & ME WORKSHOPS
Wednesdays, 10:00-11:30am.  Ages: 18 months - 5 years.  $20
Bring your imagination and sense of adventure as you and your child celebrate the seasons with a special morning of crafts, stories, songs, and outdoor exploration.  Parent participation required.

Party at the Pond
27531 - September 12 
Join us as we learn about water and the living things that depend on it!
 
Spooky Spectacular
27532 - October 10     
Come create Halloween creature crafts as we celebrate bats, spiders and more!  
 
Amazing Autumn
27533 - November 14   
Explore crinkly-crunchy textures and sunset colors as we make a variety of decorations for Fall
 
DRAWING IN NATURE
Saturdays, September 8 , October 6, November 10, 10am - 3pm.  Adults only.  $120 per person for unit of three classes.  Call (562) 570-1745 to register.
Learn the basics of using colored pencils, including blending, burnishing and impressed line, while incorporating the techniques of botanical drawing. Bring a lunch and wear walking shoes.

2018 CALIFORNIA COASTAL CLEANUP DAY
You can take an active role in keeping our coastline clean and healthy. Cleanups will take place at beaches throughout the city. For more information and group registration, call (562) 570-1745 Saturday, September 15, 9 a.m. - noon.

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANT SALE
The Nature Center will be blooming with thousands of California native plants for sale. Your purchase benefits the Center and supports habitat restoration. Event begins at 9:30 a.m. Current members of “Friends” get in early at 9:00 a.m. Come early for the best selection. Saturday, October 13. 

Family Night Walks
What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center. All ages. An adult must accompany persons under the age of 18. Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. $5 per person. Under 2 years old, free.

27534 September 11
27535 October 9\
27536 November 13

TELLABRATION
Come to the Nature Center to celebrate the power and wisdom of storytelling from the Long Beach Storytellers. Saturday, November 17, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Ages 12 & up. Pre-registration is required. Call (562) 570-1745. $5 per person.

TURTLE SHOW
Members of the Southern California Turtle and Tortoise Care Society will display turtles from all over the world. Saturday, September 15, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free program. 

HOWL-OWEEN FESTIVAL
Saturday, October 27, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Last Trail Entry- 5:00 p.m. Join us at the boo-tiful El Dorado Nature Center for a hare-raising good time as you trick-or-treat your way along the trails. Visit our animal education village, or bounce yourself silly in the Ooh-possum Patch. There will be storytelling and face painting, food trucks and crafts. Parking is $7, and a suggested donation of $5 to support Partners of Parks/ Friends of El Dorado Nature Center at the gate. Dress as your favorite creature and come mingle with ours. See you there!

EL DORADO AUDUBON SOCIETY MEETING
Join us for intriguing presentations and discussion on the conservation of native birds and their habitats. Thursday evenings, September 20, October 18, November 15. 7:30 p.m. Free program.

AUDUBON BIRD WALK
Whether you’re a new birder or just want to sharpen your skills, join members of El Dorado Audubon for a morning walk through the Nature Center. Sundays, September 9, October 14, November 11, 8 a.m. Free program.