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

HOLIDAY GUIDED WALKS
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
  • December 20, 21, 27, and January 3: 10-11 am
  • December 21: 3-4 pm

This holiday season, bring friends and family along for a free Holiday Guided Walk. Excellent birding and marine invertebrate sightings can provide 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

ART & NATURE 

SNAPSHOT: San Elijo Lagoon
Wednesday, April 8: 10-11 am
Presented by: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy and Lux Art Institute.

Polish your eco-inspired snapshots by convincing people to "take action" through the use of photography. Janine Free, conservancy docent and photographer, will share tips on composing a picture to tell a story while touring Rios Avenue trail. Choose your favorite spot to photograph at a predetermined time. These moment-in-time images will be shared online to reveal diverse inspirations. All skill levels welcome. Camera or cellphone camera required. Recommended ages 9+. 

RSVP: Lux Art Institute
Cost: $5 members; $10 public

FREE FAMILY PROGRAMS

BIRD MIGRATIONS: FAMILY FUN DAYS (1st Sundays)
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
December 7, January 4, February 1: 11:30 am-1:30 pm

It's all about the birds this winter as we celebrate our feathered friends during the annual winter migration. Interactive activities and guided walks will aid kids in recognizing common birds and their amazing adaptations. Suggested donation $1. Read more.

WINGS OVER WETLANDS: FAMILY DISCOVERY DAYS (Seasonal)
San Elijo Lagoon Nature Center
January 24-25: 1-4 pm

Celebrate the arrival of our feathered friends during the winter bird migration! Bird-themed crafts, face painting, and nature activities are planned for families. Kids will enjoy learning about bird migrations and how to recognize common birds. Read more

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.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS CONTACT:

Elayna Flanders, Education Coordinator
(760) 436-3944 x 702 or elayna [at] sanelijo [dot] org

ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION SPONSORS:



  

 

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