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Visitor Centers
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For Educators
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Naturalist Information

Naturalist programs and activities are great ways to learn about natural history and local east bay history as it relates to its effects on natural communities. The Park District's visitor centers have individual activity guides, which conveniently list programs, classes, and activities led by naturalists.

Naturalist Programs

To register for a naturalist-led program, call 1-888-EBPARKS (1-888-327-2757), press option 2  or Register Online.

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Naturalist Programs 


Aquatics Programs Link

Ardenwood Historic Farm February | March
Big Break Visitor Center February | Mar-Apr
Black Diamond Visitor Center FebruaryMarch | April
Coyote Hills Visitor Center February | March
Crab Cove Visitor Center February | March
Mobile Education Outreach
Ongoing Programs
Sunol Visitor Center, Southeast Sector February
Tilden Nature Area Visitor Center February

Nature Program Flyers

Park/Visitor Center

Program Flyers PDF

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

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Ardenwood Historic Farm

- Brownie Recipe Handout 
- Cookie Contest Recipes 
- Popcorn Popping Instructions
    (For popcorn picked from Ardenwood)
- Vegetable Histories

Big Break Visitor Center

- Delta Discoveries--Nature-Based Weekend Activities:
  - December

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

- Hazel Atlas Mine Tours

Coyote Hills Regional Park

Crab Cove Visitor Center

- Tidewater: Canoe and Kayak Environmental Education Programs
- Nature Theme Parties - Weekends Only
- Hikes for Tykes: January-April 2016
- Saturday and Sunday Strolls: January-February 2016

Del Valle Visitor Center

- Del Valle: Campfire Programs
- Del Valle: Drop-in Visitor Center Programs 
- Del Valle: Boat Tours
Mobile Fish Exhibit / Mobile Visitor Center
- In-School Field Trip Visits

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Outdoor Discoveries: December 
Outdoor Discoveries: January 2016 - February 2016
  (for 3-6 year olds with a parent or adult chaperone)
- Nature Grubs Flyer: December 2015 - February 2016
Women on Common Ground: December 2015 - February 2016

Tilden Nature Area

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