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: 1.06MB]
Dates and start times vary with time of full moon and sunset
Held on or near a full moon evening, this walk brings you to the top of the canyon for a fantastic view of city lights below. On this two-mile round-trip hike you will experience nocturnal delights as well as a 300 ft. rise in elevation. Lots of fun!! Bring a flashlight. Children must be at least 9 years old. Please allow 2 hours for the walk; $12 per person. Limted to 20 participants. Reservations required. Please call (310) 547-0862 to learn the start time.
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:
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.
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For more information and reservations, please call the George F Canyon Nature Center at: (310) 547-0862 or the Conservancy at (310) 541-7613.
Boy Scout Badge Programs [PDF: 178KB]
Girl Scout Badge Programs [PDF: 180KB]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scout Project Needs [PDF: 188KB]
Scout Projects Application [PDF: 45KB]