Public Programs

Neighborhood Naturalists

El Toro from Anderson Lake County Park

Session 1: Wednesday, May 18 (6:30-8:00pm)
Session 2: Wednesday, May 25 (6:30-8:00pm)
Session 3: Wednesday, June 1 (6:30-8:00pm)
Session 4: Saturday, June 4 (9:00-11:00am)

Location: Morgan Hill Library

Curious about the natural world in your own backyard?  This educational program for adults will introduce participants to the natural history of Santa Clara County with an emphasis on the region’s geology, native plants, and common wildlife.  You will hear each week from guest speakers and scientists about the natural history our parks preserve. We will meet together over four sessions.

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barn owl resting on branch during daytime

Regal Raptors: Raptor Boxes at Martial Cottle Park

Saturday, May 28th | 6pm - 7pm

Location: Martial Cottle Park Visitor Center

We are often looking for ways to protect nature, but sometimes nature protects us! This program will teach you about raptors in Martial Cottle Park, with a special focus on barn owls, and feature a demonstration of how we monitor the park’s owl boxes.

This program will include a very short walk on paved paths in Martial Cottle Park. Families are encouraged to attend.

Space is limited. Advanced registration required. 

Questions? Email [email protected].  

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Quicksilver History Hike

Interpreter leading AQ history hike

Saturday, May 28th | 9:00 am - 12:00pm

Location: Almaden Quicksilver County Park - Wood Road Entrance

Join an Almaden Quicksilver Park Interpreter to explore what remains of the once-bustling mining operations in the hills above New Almaden. This moderate 3-4 mile hike leaves from the Wood Road parking lot of Almaden Quicksilver County Park and is offered once a month. Registration for the hike opens on the 1st of the month that the hike is offered. 

Space is limited. Advanced registration required.

Questions? Call 408-918-7770. 

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Salt Marsh Safari boat tour

Salt Marsh Safari

May-October, times and dates vary because of tides.

Location: Alviso Marina County Park


Explore the community of animals, plants, and people that call San Francisco Bay home on this 1 1/2 hour boat ride. Discover our region’s natural history and how we have shaped – and protected – our shoreline over time. Minimum age 8. 

Space is limited. Advance registration required.

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More information coming soon! In the meantime, check out our Events Calendar for other programs and events. 

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