Activities for Families

Palos Verdes Peninsula family art and nature Art and Nature Events

Our education department created a family adventure combining nature exploration with outdoor painting activities in collaborated with Art To Grow On, Inc. The activity begins with an interactive trail hike led by our educators incorporating fun elements like nature games to explore the trail, scavenger hunts, and "sound games" to listen like a coyote to locate special animals, plants and scents. The walk is followed by an outdoor art studio where children were invited to create their own masterpieces.

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 Impressions Flyer [PDF: 208KB]

 Walk and Draw Flyer [PDF: 198KB]


George F Canyon hike "Awesome Art and Nature" Birthday Party at George F Canyon Nature Center

If you have a little nature-lover at home consider celebrating a one-of-a-kind outdoor and eco-friendly birthday at the Nature Center! GFC birthday parties are fun-filled, educational, and activity rich adventures.

Your two-hour party includes:

  • Exclusive Nature Center visit and indoor animal tour
  • Outdoor Art Studio, choice of activities: Van Gogh Sunflower or Architect and Engineers project
  • Naturalist Guided Walk
  • Additional Art Stations

Amenities include your choice of colorful art table covers, use of refrigerator/ freezer, microwave, coffee maker, and beverage server. Host family may bring cake and other refreshments. Biodegradable utensils and plates provided.

Parties are held on Monday-Thursday 10 am - 6 pm or Friday - Sunday after 4 pm. Cost is $495 for up to 15 children, $12 per additional child. 

 Download this PDF to read more [PDF: 223KB]

For more information and reservations, please call the George F Canyon Nature Center at:  (310) 547-0862 or the Conservancy at (310) 541-7613.

 Scout Badges offered at George F Canyon
Several options are offered to meet badge requirements of Cub Scouts, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts. Some of the relevant programs:

  • Wolf Cub Outdoor Adventure (2nd grade)
  • Bear Cub Wilderness Wanderer (3rd grade)
  • Webelos Forester, Geologist, Naturalist Badges (4th -6th grade)
  • Brownie Legacy, It's Your Planet, and It's Your Story Badges (2nd-3rd grade)
  • Junior Legacy, It's Your Planet, and It's Your Story Badges (4th -5th grade)

 Boy Scout Badge Programs [PDF: 398KB]

 Girl Scout Badge Programs [PDF: 403KB]

Eagle, Silver and Gold Award Projects - The Conservancy very much appreciates the contributions made to our work by Scouts for Eagle, Silver, and Gold Awards. Unfortunately, due to limitations of staff time, particularly on weekends, we cannot accommodate all of the people who contact us with a project. A Scout award project needs to have at least 120 days notice before the project deadline. The Conservancy will make every effort to respond within two days of submitting the application form provided below. If the Conservancy can accommodate your proposal, the Scout will need to organize a meeting with the staff member who will assist with the project. This meeting will establish the project type, timeline, and completion date.

To express your interest in completing a Scout project with the PVPLC, please e-mail the Scout Project Application to the office at

 Scout Project Needs [PDF: 188KB]

 Scout Projects Application [PDF: 45KB]