Events for Families

Events for Families

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pdf2020 Nature Center Flyer [PDF: 307KB]


Woodland Nature Walk
First Saturday, 10:30am

Bring the children for an easy and educational walk in this beautiful canyon preserve. Our Naturalist will guide you through coastal sage and riparian woodland habitat to discover the unique variety of birds, mammals, reptiles and insects that make this urban wilderness their home. This walk concludes inside the Nature Education Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Reservations recommended.

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Nature Club for Families
Second Sunday, 10:30am

Looking for a fun way to help your child fall in love with nature? Drop in to our new Nature Club for Families to experience outdoor play, exploration, nature walks, art and activities designed to connect your kids with the wonders of the outdoors. You'll get to know other families in a supportive, inspiring community.

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Bird Walk

Fourth Wednesdays, 8:30am

Join expert birder, Bob, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach, to search for the winged creatures that make George F Canyon their home. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Reservations recommended.

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Native Plant Sale
Third Saturday, 10:30am

We’ve harvested seeds that have grown for thousands of years right here on the Peninsula, and then raised them in the Conservancy’s nursery. Come be inspired by colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice about the one gallon size pots ($8) and smaller sized pots ($5) Many of these species will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard.

For questions or more information, please call (Mon-Fri) 310. 541.7613 (Sat-Sun) 310.547.0862 or email: info@pvplc.org

GFC Big Moon Hikes
July through October by Reservation Only

Beneath the light of a big illuminating moon, join our naturalists to explore this beautiful canyon. This 1.8 mile hike will acquaint you with the unique geology, flora, and mysterious nocturnal creatures that inhabit this canyon after dark. Advance reservations are required. Ages 9 and older. $12 per person. Limited to 20 people. No dogs. Reservations required.

2020 Dates: 07/03 - 8:30pm, 07/31 - 8pm, 08/28 - 7:30pm, 10/02 - 7:30pm


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Nature & Me Storytime
Select Fridays, 9:30am

Join beloved PVLD librarian Marisa Perley for a fun filled morning of nature themed stories and musical activities designed to cultivate children’s interest in the natural world all around them and inspire appreciation for the beauty of the peninsula. Afterwards, explore the nature center exhibits and the stroller friendly trail with your children. Free and open to all, though content is most appropriate for ages 2-5. Stroller friendly.

2020 Dates: 3/27, 6/5, 11/6

No reservation necessary. Information: 310-377-9584 x238, or email mperley@pvld.org


Butterflies & Bagels Family Breakfast

June 14, 10:30am to 12 noon

Bring the whole family to celebrate the blue butterflies. With native rattlepod and deerweed in full bloom, blue butterflies are emerging from their tiny chrysalises after nearly eight months to take flight. Enjoy fresh bagels and coffee under the shade of our Learning Tree. Then our Naturalist will lead a guided butterfly-spotting nature walk followed by a family outdoor planting of native rattlepod and deerweed for the next generation of blue butterflies. Visit the hands-on butterfly exhibit in the Nature Center, take a family portrait dressed as a butterfly in blue wings and antennae and listen to butterfly-themed storytime. Wrap up the day with a blue butterfly art project to take home.

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Scouting Badge Opportunities at George F Canyon (2nd and 4th Sundays, monthly)

Register your Scouting group for a naturalist guided exploration of the Nature Center, a guided hike on the preserve and all the necessary activities and materials required to complete the selected badge.

The fee is $15 per Scout. Chaperones are free. Siblings are free, and may accompany a parent on the nature walk and in the nature center, but may not participate in the badge activities. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please see the linked flyer for information on which badges are available.

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To make a reservation, please contact: csmith@pvplc.org or 310-541-7613 x205

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pdf2020 Nature Center Flyer [PDF: 307KB]


Nature Club for Families
First Wednesday, 10:30am

Looking for a fun way to help your child fall in love with nature? Drop in to our new Nature Club for Families to experience outdoor play, exploration, nature walks, art and activities designed to connect your kids with the wonders of the outdoors. You'll get to know other families in a supportive, inspiring community.

RSVP for White Point Nature Club for Families


Native Plant Sale
First Saturday at 10:30am

We’ve harvested seeds that have grown for thousands of years right here on the Peninsula, and then raised them in the Conservancy’s nursery. Come be inspired by colorful, drought tolerant native plants that make fertilizers and insecticides virtually unnecessary, and require little or no water. Naturalists are on hand to give advice about the one gallon size pots ($8) and smaller sized pots ($5) Many of these species will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your yard.

For questions or more information, please call (Mon-Fri) 310-541-7613 (Sat - Sun) 310-561-0917 or email: info@pvplc.org


Bird Walk
3rd Wednesday, 8:30am

Join expert birder, Bob, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited in Redondo Beach, to search for the winged creatures that make White Point Nature Preserve their home. Keep one ear tuned for the “meow” of the endangered gnatcatcher, now thriving at White Point. Or maybe you’ll spot one of our burrowing owls. Free and appropriate for all ages. Binoculars supplied for beginners. No dogs on bird walks, please. Reservations recommended.

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Coastal Nature Walk
3rd Saturday, 10:30am

Bring the children for an enjoyable and educational walk. You’ll begin with a stroll through our Tongva Native Plant Garden where you’ll learn how, for thousands of years, the early inhabitants of the peninsula used these native plants for survival. Then walk the trails through beautifully restored coastal sage scrub habitat. Those choosing the more moderate hike will make there way up to a former gun emplacement to learn about the military history of the area. This walk concludes inside the Nature Education Center with a hands on exploration of our exhibits. Free and appropriate for all ages. Stroller friendly. Leashed dogs welcome. Reservations recommended.

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Nature Education Workshops

Various 4th Saturdays, 10:30am

A variety of informative and inspiring workshops are presented throughout the year. Afterwards, enjoy a walk along our beautiful ocean-view trails. Free. Leashed dogs welcome. Reservations recommended.

January 25 - Singing Bowls Sound Meditation

Check back for future presentations!

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Agents of Discovery Geolocation Exploration Game

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Do you love to explore? Bring your smartphone to White Point Nature Preserve to play an augmented reality game in which you hike to geolocate challenges outside on the trails of this beautiful oceanside preserve. Use skills of observation and inquiry to uncover the secrets of this historical piece of property, and perhaps locate one of the endangered little birds that thrive here. Hike to geolocate the challenges in order to win the Gnatcatcher Patch from the Nature Center at White Point. Download the free Agents of Discovery app to your phone, and then select White Point Preserve as your first mission. Appropriate for families and individuals. Leashed dogs are welcome. Agents of Discovery is part of the SoCal Explorer program and available every day from dawn until dusk.

For more information, please contact: (310) 541-7613 or email: info@pvplc.org

 

Scouting Badge Opportunities at White Point (1st and 3rd Sundays, monthly)

Register your Scouting group for a naturalist guided exploration of the Nature Center, a guided hike on the preserve and all the necessary activities and materials required to complete the selected badge.

The fee is $15 per Scout. Chaperones are free. Siblings are free, and may accompany a parent on the nature walk and in the nature center, but may not participate in the badge activities. Leashed dogs are welcome. Please see the linked flyer for details about which badges are available.

Click here for more information

To make a reservation, please contact: csmith@pvplc.org or 310-541-7613 x205

 


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Scouting Award Projects

Scouts interested in submitting a proposal to complete an BSA Eagle, GSUSA Gold, or GSUSA Silver Award project through a project with the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy may inquire with our Volunteer Program Manager, Brittany Goldsmith at bgoldsmith@pvplc.org.