Upcoming Events
at Nature Collective

Everyone is invited to join us for fun-and-informative events!

Anytime you’re looking for free things to do in San Diego, see what’s happening at Nature Collective. We offer free nature tours and family days. For other events, like a film screening, there’s an admission price that lets us offer these experiences.

Our activities are for anyone in town – from locals to visitors – and all ages.

May 2024

June 2024

July 2024

Discovery Tour | June 1

  • Saturday, June 01, 2024
  • 1 Hour

Discover the beauty of San Elijo Lagoon: where fresh water and saltwater meet and mix, migratory and resident birds share a sanctuary, and many animals find a home.

This guided tour will inspire all to watch and listen for various birds that rest in – and fly across – the salt marsh and mudflats. No matter the season, you can enjoy, photograph, and identify a host of native plants. Our Nature Center Loop Trail is accessible, providing fun for all.

Volunteer Emmy Garnica leads your nature experience.

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Wildlife Tour | June 8

  • Saturday, June 08, 2024
  • 2 Hours

Summer is here, and the plant life at San Elijo welcomes the season in different ways! Upland plants shift into the foliage of relaxing browns and slip into water-saving dormancy, but salt marsh plants, irrigated by seawater, burst out in emerald green, like a well-tended golf course. We might spot tiny salt crystals winking from the salt grass, hear the Belding’s Savannah Sparrow belting out tunes from the pickleweed, or catch an Osprey playing a game of catch-the-fish. Fun and fascinating times ahead!

Weather permitting. Wildlife is unpredictable. There is no guarantee of what you will see.

Volunteers Elizabeth Venrick + Mark Jenne will lead your nature experience.

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Have You Seen the Must-Sees?

Slot Canyon

Slot Canyon

See a true natural wonder – right in your county’s backyard

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San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon

Our nearly 1,000-acre reserve is a hiker’s dream

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Nature Center

Nature Center

Visit the friendly hub of the lagoon

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