Naturalist Information / Programs

Welcome back!
We are not leading any in-person naturalist field trips in our parks due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, we are excited to welcome you back for some limited in-person experiences. Please see below for In-Person and Live Virtual Program options. 
*Note: All school field trips are still offered on virtual platforms ONLY..

Parks to People: Bringing Our Parks into Homes, Classes, and Communities
Learn about the natural resources, wildlife, and history of the Regional Parks. Take virtual reality tours of selected parks. Watch cool videos of storytelling and singing by park naturalists. Start learning now!


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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

Activities and Events

Regional in Nature
Download the activity guide in PDF format

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

Aquatics Programs
Browse aquatics programs online

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

Visitor Centers
Get information on visitor centers in the Park District


Virtual Naturalist Programs

Live Virtual Field Trips

Each of our visitor centers offer a variety of Live Virtual Field Trips designed for educators. Hosted by naturalists, they cover an assortment of environmental education topics relating to our parks. These programs are free to public school teachers and community organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
» More information and how to apply.

Live Virtual Programs

Designed for easy access for the public, join one of our naturalists for a scheduled Live Virtual Program. All programs can be viewed via Facebook App and/or Zoom app.
» Search and Register for Programs.


Aquatics Programs

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Ardenwood Historic Farm July
Big Break: Visitor Center

Jul | Aug

Black Diamond: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Coyote Hills: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Crab Cove: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Del Valle Visitor Center Aug
Mobile Education Outreach Ongoing Programs
Sunol: Visitor Center, Southeast Sector Aug
Tilden Nature Area: Visitor Center Sep-Oct

Nature Program Flyers

Anthony Chabot Regional Park
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Ardenwood Historic Farm

Big Break Visitor Center

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

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Coyote Hills Regional Park

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Crab Cove Visitor Center

Del Valle Visitor Center

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Mobile Fish Exhibit / Mobile Visitor Center

Sunol Regional Wilderness

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Tilden Nature Area

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Walks, Hikes & Strolls

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