PUBLIC PROGRAMS


View looking west over San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve is one of San Diego's largest coastal wetlands.
 

FREE NATURE WALKS

SPRINGTIME TOURS of SAN ELIJO LAGOON

Enjoy excellent birding and marine invertebrate sightings for an up-close view of life between the tides. This easy walk, led by Conservancy naturalists, provides an overview of San Elijo Lagoon. The 1/2-mile Nature Center Loop Trail is ADA-accessible. Walk begins/ends at the county-owned San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center, open 9-5 daily.

WILDLIFE WALKS 

  • 2nd Saturdays: 9-11 am
  • Rotating Trails

Explore various trails throughout the seasons. No visit is the same! With conservancy naturalist guides, tours of each trail will reveal new discoveries in plant and animal life at San Elijo Lagoon. Read more.
 

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS

BABIES, BLOOMS & BUGS: FAMILY FUN DAYS (1st Sundays)
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
March 8, April 5, May 3: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

Spring is in the air and the lagoon is abuzz. Interactive activities and crafts will give kids a memorable hands-on experience. Learn the life cycle of a butterfly, if all snakes lay eggs, why flowers and pollinators need each other, among many other natural "mysteries" revealed.
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NOT-SO-SCARY ESTUARY: FAMILY DISCOVERY DAYS
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
October 3 and 4: 1-4 pm

Meet creepy, crawly, and hooting animals this Halloween at San Elijo Lagoon. Kids can crawl through a giant spider web, go trick-or-treating along the Haunted Hike Nature Trail, and meet live nocturnal animals that really aren't so scary after all. Continue

GUIDED WALKS FOR SCOUTS AND GROUPS 

Please contact the San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center for availability and more information: (760) 634-3026
  
 

 

 

 

 

No visit is the same! With daily tides and seasonal changes, San Elijo Lagoon yields new discoveries each time. All walks and family programs are FREE. Public programs are made possible by our members and valued sponsors.

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CONTACT:

Elayna Flanders, Education Coordinator
(760) 436-3944 x 701
elayna [at] sanelijo [dot] org