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Learn interesting facts about nature or submit your nature questions to our experts
Browse naturalist programs and activities online, or register online

Regional in Nature
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Aquatics Programs
Browse aquatics programs online

Special Events
Find special events throughout the year for you and your family

Volunteer Opportunities
Find out how you can donate your time to the Park District

Visitor Centers
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For Educators
Get information about bringing your class to a Regional Park or about naturalist-led programs for students

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  March | April
Big Break Visitor Center March-April
Black Diamond Visitor Center March | April
Coyote Hills Visitor Center March | April | May
Crab Cove Visitor Center March | April
Mobile Education Outreach
Ongoing Programs
Sunol Visitor Center, Southeast Sector March-April
Tilden Nature Area Visitor Center March | April

Nature Program Flyers

Park/Visitor Center

Program Flyers PDF

Anthony Chabot Regional Park

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Ardenwood Historic Farm

Toddler Time Schedule - February

- 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:
  - March - April

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

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Coyote Hills Regional Park

Crab Cove Visitor Center

- Tidewater Canoe and Kayak Environmental Education Programs

- Nature Theme Parties - Weekends Only

Del Valle Visitor Center

- Del Valle Boat Tours
Mobile Fish Exhibit / Mobile Visitor Center
- In-School Field Trip Visits

Sunol Regional Wilderness

Outdoor Discoveries (for 3-6 year olds with a parent or adult chaperone)

Tilden Nature Area

Docent Training Programs - March 25

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