Events

Upcoming Events
at Nature Collective

Everyone is invited to join us for fun-and-informative events!

Anytime you’re looking for free things to do in San Diego, see what’s happening at Nature Collective. We offer free nature tours and family days. For other events, like a film screening, there’s an admission price that lets us offer these experiences.

Our activities are for anyone in town – from locals to tourists – and for visitors of all ages.



April 2020

Bird Count

  • Monday, April 13, 2020
  • 4.5 hours

Canceled until May
Bird count volunteers follow specified routes throughout designated areas in and around San Elijo Lagoon, counting every bird they see or hear. If you are a beginning birder, you will be able to join a group that includes at least one experienced birdwatcher.

Photo of Ridgway’s Rail, by Dr. Pam Polcyn

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Wildlife Tour

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • 2 Hours

Canceled Until May
Experience San Diego wildlife in a fresh way – both freshwater and saltwater environments are within reach. Volunteers Elizabeth Venrick + Bob Chaddock lead your nature walks.

Whether you’re interested in birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates, the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve has 1,000+ species to learn about – and spot in their natural habitat. Join us for a new adventure every month!

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Have You Seen the Must-Sees?

Slot Canyon

Slot Canyon

See a true natural wonder – right in your county’s backyard

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San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon

Our nearly 1,000-acre reserve is a hiker’s dream

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Nature Center

Nature Center

Visit the friendly hub of the lagoon

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