Events for Families

Events for Families

Night Hike Full Moon Hike (age 9+)

Dates and start times vary with time of full moon and sunset
Held on or near a full moon evening from July to October, 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. Limited to 20 participants. Reservations required. Please call (M-F) 310-541-7613 and (S-S) 310-547-0862 for more information.

Please note: September and October 2018 Full Moon Hikes are completely sold out.

 Scout Badges offered at George F Canyon

Make a reservation for your troop to earn a Scout badge at the Nature Center. This two hour Friday afternoon program includes all required badge activities, materials, exclusive use of the Nature Center and a Naturalist-led guided hike. For more information or to make a reservation, contact our Education Director, Connie Smith, at email: The cost is $15 per Scout (adults are free). Reservations are required. Some of the relevant programs:

  • Boy Scout Badges
  • Tiger Cub (Grade 1): Backyard Jungle, Tigers in the Wild
  • Wolf Cub (Grade 2): Paws on the Path
  • Bear Cub (Grade 3): Fur, Feathers and Ferns
  • Webelos (Grades 4-6): Webelos Walkabout (3-mile hike), Into the Wild - Arrow of Light, Into the Woods - Arrow of Light

     Boy Scout Badge Programs
  • Girl Scout Badges
  • Daisy Petals (Grades K-1): Make the World a Better Place
  • Brownies (Grades 2-3): Legacy - Bugs, It's Your Planet - Hiker, It's Your Planet - Senses
  • Juniors (Grades 4-5): Legacy - Flowers, It's Your Planet - Gardener, It's Your Story - Animal Habitats

     Girl Scout Badge Programs

Badge Registration Payment

Night Hike

 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. 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.

Contact our Volunteer Program Manager, Brittany Goldsmith at