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Nature Programs/ Special Events

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NATURE PROGRAMS

El Dorado Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary Calendar 50 Ways to Find Your Center!

Summer Solstice Celebration
Join us to kick off our 50th anniversary! We’ll be recognizing 50 years of Nature Center history with an evening honoring the land and people who have helped make this place special. Join us for music, dance and celebration. Family friendly event. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner. Free event.

Friday, June 21.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m., Celebration begins at 6:00 p.m.

Education Stations
Learn more about the plants and animals that make the Nature Center their home. Visit one of our interactive tables out on the trail. Lots of things to see and touch.

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Wednesdays
June 26
July 3,10,17, 24 & 31
August 7, 14, 21 & 28

Fridays
June 28
July 5, 12, 19 & 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30

A Night with the Stars!
Join Friends of El Dorado Nature Center and the Orange County Astronomy Club as we spend an evening gazing at the night sky and enjoying a Hollywood classic. Stars will be up above and on the big screen for this special evening of exploration and entertainment.

Gates open at 7:00 p.m. Movie begins at 8:00 p.m. Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner. Free event.

June 29 – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
August 24 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Summer Concert Series
Come for a sunset picnic by the lake while enjoying some of SoCal’s best musicians.
Bring low chairs or blankets and an earth-friendly picnic dinner.

Gates open at 6:30pm. Concert from 7-8pm. $3 suggested donation to Friends of El Dorado Nature Center.

Thursdays,
June 13 – JP McDermott and Western Bop- RockabillyJune 27 – Steel Parade – Steel Drum/Calypso
July 11 – Corday – Classic Rock
July 25 – Salty Suites - Bluegrass
August 8 – Big City Hillbillies - Country
August 22 – Sligo Rags – Celtic Rock

Artisan Craft Faire
Support the extended Nature Center community at our craft revival! Shop for custom items made by local artists and crafters.

Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
June 29
July 6,13, 20 & 27
August 3,10, 17, 24 & 31

Express your Love of the Nature Center through Art!
Be a part of Nature Center history by taking part in our visitor-created mural. The resulting nature-inspired artwork will go on display for others to enjoy. All age

Family Night Walks
What do the animals do at night? Find out on a naturalist-led exploration of the darkened trails of the Nature Center.
7 – 9 pm. All ages. $5 per person. Children under 2 are free.

  • 32311 - June 18
  • 32312 - June 25
  • 32313 - July 2
  • 32314 - July 9
  • 32315 - July 16
  • 32316 - July 23
  • 32317 - July 30
  • 32318 - August 6
  • 32319 - August 13
  • 32320 - August 20
  • 32321 - August 27


SPECIAL EVENTS

12th Annual El Dorado NABA Butterfly Count
Help gather important data about which species are calling the Nature Center home. Beginners are welcome. Bring water, sun protection and a sack lunch.

Saturday, July 13, 9:45 am - noon and/or 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm.
All ages. $5 per person. Children under 2 are free.

Liars, Thieves and Chocolate - An Evening of Storytelling
Come delight both your stomach and your mind! Local storytellers will bedazzle you with stories and chocolate delicacies.

Saturday, June 8, 7:30 pm.
Ages 12 & up. $5 per person

Drawing in Nature
Learn the basics of using colored pencils, including blending, burnishing and impressed line, while incorporating the techniques of botanical drawing. Bring a lunch and wear walking shoes.

Saturdays, June 8, July 13, August 10. 10 am – 3 pm.
Adults only. $120 per person for unit of three classes.

El Dorado Audubon Society Year-end Celebration
Twilight bird walk and a delicious potluck.
Thursday, June 20, 5:30 pm. Free. Bring a dish to share