Things to Do

Venture into the great outdoors with Nature Collective!

Whether you’re a San Diegan or visiting on vacation, come explore our lands. Looking for things to do in San Diego today – or any day? See what we’re up to! Our organization offers events, hikes, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Slot Canyons

  • Moderate – Hard

Venture into a rare rock formation. From the top, hikers see stunning views of the Pacific Ocean.

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Santa Inez trail

  • Easy

Abundant wildflowers in springtime. Peaceful scenery year-round. Pass by our Native Plant Nursery at the beginning or end of your trek.

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Earth Day Every Day

  • Available Anytime

Join us in this online celebration of Earth Day Every Day by creating a piece of art inspired by your love for nature. This video shares ideas on how to use dried leaves, fallen flowers and bark … anything naturally uncut from the yard or neighborhood to create a beautiful piece of natural art.

Earth Day Everyday

Nature Reflections

  • Available Anytime

Join us in this reflective online experience. Find a beautiful and quiet space to observe nature. What do you see, hear, smell or feel? Join others pausing to give thanks to our planet. A collective pause is a way to be present to the feelings of hope, optimism and healing that nature provides.

Nature Reflections

With Nature Collective, there’s something for everyone!

More To Explore

Bird Counts

Explore monthly bird counts and comparative tables for bird species that have been observed in San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve.

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San Elijo Lagoon Restoration Project

Learn about the work being done to Revive Our Wetlands at San Elijo Lagoon.

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Annie's Canyon Trail

Discover the beauty of Annie’s Canyon’s naturally eroding sandstone walls and panoramic views of both the Pacific Ocean and the San Elijo Lagoon from the top. 

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