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.

March 2024

Volunteer Restoration Event | March 23

  • Saturday, March 23, 2024
  • 3 hours

Join us in one of our many habitat restoration projects. Your help is needed to restore precious habitats within San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve and the surrounding areas. From removing invasive plants to helping grow native plants indigenous to the area, you help nature thrive, which benefits wildlife and our communities.

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Discovery Tour | March 2

  • Saturday, March 02, 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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Family Fun Day | March 3

  • Sunday, March 03, 2024
  • 2 Hours

Join our Family Fun Day featuring: Bird Observations

Enjoy hands-on activities, from craft-making to animal encounters. Nature gets the spotlight with Nature Collective and San Diego County Parks + Recreation rangers with family-friendly experiences, live presentations, and more. Every month, Nature Collective features a new topic for all the fun.

Each Family Fun Day includes TRACK Trails activity guides. Plus, young attendees can earn a Junior Ranger badge.

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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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