Naturalist Information / Programs

We are, currently, not leading any in-person naturalist field trips in our parks due to COVID-19 restrictions. We have moved to a digital platform for all naturalist programs. See below for Live Virtual Field Trip information for educators.
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!

COVID-19 Park Closures & Parking Restrictions to Limit Overcrowding, Address Public & Staff Safety 
You can help us keep the Regional Parks open by cooperating with the statewide shelter-in-place order and park rules. Observe the 6-foot social distancing and carry out all trash. More details...


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Activities and Events

Regional in Nature
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Special Events
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Aquatics Programs
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Volunteer Opportunities
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Visitor Centers
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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.
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Aquatics Programs

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Ardenwood Historic Farm Check Back Soon
Big Break: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Black Diamond: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Coyote Hills: Visitor Center Check Back Soon
Crab Cove: Visitor Center  
Mobile Education Outreach Ongoing Programs
Sunol: Visitor Center, Southeast Sector Check Back Soon
Tilden Nature Area: Visitor Center Check Back Soon

Nature Program Flyers

Anthony Chabot Regional Park
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Ardenwood Historic Farm

Big Break Visitor Center
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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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