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.



January 2020

Family Fun Day

  • Sunday, January 05, 2020
  • 2 Hours

Come one, come all to our monthly lagoon learning 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, 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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Discovery Tour

  • Saturday, January 04, 2020
  • 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.

On your Nature Collective guided tour, 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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Bird Count

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
  • 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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Volunteer El Corazon Oceanside

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • 1.5 hours

When you help plant native 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 Garrison Creek at El Corazon in Oceanside.

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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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