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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 visitors – and all ages.

August 2021

Volunteer Orientation

  • Thursday, August 12, 2021
  • Half-hour (online) experience

Welcome to our Volunteer Orientation! Our half-hour virtual ZOOM webinar will provide a broad overview of our organization, the volunteer opportunities available, and locations of volunteering. You will also get to know more about the audiences and experiences you will interact with. This orientation is required for all registered volunteers so that everyone receives the same information and expectations in our collective group setting.

Nature Collective’s Volunteer Ambassador program is supported by our partners: California State Parks + City of Encinitas + County of San Diego Parks and Recreation + WiLDCOAST

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Volunteer Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Half-hour (online) experience

Welcome to our Volunteer Orientation! Our half-hour virtual ZOOM webinar will provide a broad overview of our organization, the volunteer opportunities available, and locations of volunteering. You will also get to know more about the audiences and experiences you will interact with. This orientation is required for all registered volunteers so that everyone receives the same information and expectations in our collective group setting.

Nature Collective’s Volunteer Ambassador program is supported by our partners: California State Parks + City of Encinitas + County of San Diego Parks and Recreation + WiLDCOAST

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Volunteer Orientation

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021
  • Half-hour (online) experience

Welcome to our Volunteer Orientation! Our half-hour virtual ZOOM webinar will provide a broad overview of our organization, the volunteer opportunities available, and locations of volunteering. You will also get to know more about the audiences and experiences you will interact with. This orientation is required for all registered volunteers so that everyone receives the same information and expectations in our collective group setting.

Nature Collective’s Volunteer Ambassador program is supported by our partners: California State Parks + City of Encinitas + County of San Diego Parks and Recreation + WiLDCOAST

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Wildlife Tour

  • Saturday, August 14, 2021
  • 1 Hour

Experience San Diego wildlife in a fresh way – both freshwater and saltwater environments are within reach. Volunteer Elizabeth Venrick leads your nature experience.

Whether you’re interested in birds, mammals, fishes, reptiles, amphibians, or invertebrates, San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve has 1,000+ species to learn about – and see or hear in their natural habitats. Join us for a new adventure on different trails, every month!

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Discovery Tour

  • Saturday, August 07, 2021
  • 1 Hour

Discover the beauty of San Elijo Lagoon: where fresh water and salt water meet and mix, where migratory and resident birds share a sanctuary, where many animals find a home.

Your Nature Collective guided tour, led by volunteer Emmy Garnica, will inspire all to watch and listen for a variety of birds that rest in – and fly across – the salt marsh and mudflats. No matter the season, you can enjoy, photograph, and identify a host of native plants. Our Nature Center Loop Trail is accessible, providing fun for all. Look forward to a new discovery each month!

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Who Digs the Dunes?

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
  • 1 hour (online) experience

Unearth the science of sand dunes and learn how to protect these fragile habitats! You can virtually visit the Cardiff Beach Living Shoreline, a protected place that Nature Collective helps to restore, and where rare birds and plants are able to thrive.

Event Host: California State Parks PORTS (Parks Online Resources for Teachers + Students) with partner, Nature Collective

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Family Fun Day

  • Sunday, August 01, 2021
  • 2 Hours

Our Family Fun Days return with Fire Awareness Family Fun Day! Enjoy hands-on activities, from craft-making to animal encounters. Nature gets the spotlight with Nature Collective volunteers and San Diego County Parks + Recreation rangers with family-friendly stations, live presentations, and more. Every month, Nature Collective features a new topic for all the fun.

Each Family Fun Day includes TRACK Trails activity guides. Plus, young attendees can earn a Junior Ranger badge.

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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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