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.



December 2019

Volunteer El Corazon Oceanside

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • 1.5 hours

When you remove invasive species – thus rehabilitating our habitats – you make a difference. Join City of Oceanside, Friends of El Corazon + Nature Collective for a habitat restoration event along at Garrison Creek at El Corazon in Oceanside.

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Wildlife Tour

  • Saturday, December 14, 2019
  • 2 Hours

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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Discovery Tour

  • Saturday, December 07, 2019
  • 1 Hour

Learn about your San Elijo Lagoon with Nature Collective volunteer leader Mike Blanco – where fresh water and salt water meet and mix, where migratory and resident birds share a sanctuary, where many animals find a home.

On your tour, you’re likely to see 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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Family Fun Day

  • Sunday, December 01, 2019
  • 2 Hours

Come one, come all to our monthly lagoon learning day! Take a couple of hours out of your weekend to enjoy hands-on activities, from craft-making to animal encounters. Nature gets the spotlight with Nature Collective volunteers and county park rangers directing a range of family-friendly stations, presentations, and more. Every month, the 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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Bird Count

  • Monday, December 09, 2019
  • 4.5 hours

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.

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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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