Nature Programs/ Special Events

Pre-registration required at 

Winter Break Workshops
Join us for vacation fun at the Nature Center!  Ages 5 – 8.  Children must have Kindergarten experience.

9:00am – noon.  $20 per class.

29398   Puppeteria Nature Land – Wednesday, December 26
29399   Go Nuts for Squirrels! – Thursday, December 27
29400   Down the Ancient Trails… - Friday, December 28
29401   Claws and Paws – Wednesday, January 2
29402   Game On! – Thursday, January 3
29403   Wild About Art – Friday, January 4

Preschool Programs

1-Day Parent & Me Workshops
Ages: 18 months – 5 years.  10 – 11:30 am.  $20 per class.
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.
29383   Nature’s Gifts – Wednesday, December 12 
Discover the different textures, colors and patterns in nature as we make heartfelt crafts for our loved ones.  We’ll us natural materials, recycled doodads, and… our imaginations!

29384   Wonderful Winter – Wednesday, January 9
BRRRRRR! Join us as we explore the changes that people, animals, and nature go through during these chilly months.

29385   Love Bugs – Wednesday, February 13
Join us for a walk on the trails investigating incredible insects!  We’ll also make our very own nature inspired valentines for the love bugs in our lives.
NEW * Tales & Trails
Ages: 18 months – 5 years. 10 – 11:30 am.  $20 per class.
Investigate the incredible, changing natural world with your child, while discovering creatures large and small.  Stories, songs, and nature play are all a part of tis fun-filled class.  Parent participation required.
29387   Wednesday, December 26
29389   Wednesday, January 23
29390   Wednesday, February 27

The Great Backyard Bird Count
Become a scientist for the day!  Help count our local feathery friends and discover why they are so important.  The data collected helps scientists understand more about bird populations and migration.  No experience necessary.  All ages
Saturday, February 16, 9am – noon.  Free program
El Dorado Audubon Society meeting
Join us for intriguing presentations and discussion on the conservation of native birds and their habitats.
Thursday evenings, December 20, January 17, & February 21, 7:30pm. 
Free program

Drawing in Nature
Pre-registration is required.  Call (562)570-1745
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.

Saturdays, January 12 & February 9, 10am – 3pm.  Adults only.  $80 per person for unit of two classes.  Supports Friends of El Dorado Nature Center

Volunteer Opportunities

Pre-registration is required.  Call (562)570-1745
1st Saturday Stewards – Service Learning Opportunity
Join us in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, or pulling weeds.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring water and sunscreen.  Saturdays, December 1, January 5, & February 2, 10am – noon.

Wetland Warriors Cleanup
Only 5% of California’s once vast coastal wetlands remain today.  Join our Weekend Wetland Warrior team and help portect the critical habitat at Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve.  Two hours of time can save wildlife.  Wear sturdy shoes.  Rain cancels.
Saturdays, December 15, January 19, & February 16, 10am – noon. 
Meet next to 101 Golden shore Ave.

Whether you’re a new birder or just want to sharpen your skills, join members of El Dorado Audubon for this morning walk through the Nature Center. 
Sundays, November 11, December 9, January 13, & February 10, 8am.  Free program.