Nature Nights will not be held Wednesday, July 4, 2018.
Admission is free, but a $5 donation per family is suggested.
Check out photos from past Nature Nights events.
Jacque Nunez is a Master storyteller and award winning educator. She will captivate you, and every family member. Journey with her back in time and be captivated by her stories, songs and engaging use of ancient instruments!
Come experience the "gold rush," the hands on work style of the pioneers and the Native Americans. Pan for gold, wash clothes, shave the ole' fashion way, make an arrowhead, make Indian rope, make a beaded necklace, rope a steer and more. Designed by Award Winning Acjachemen Educator Jacque Nunez and conducted by her sons.
Dr. Tom Greek from Greek & Associates Veterinary Hospital will bring along an exciting collection of reptiles including local and exotic snakes, lizards and more. Learn about the lifestyles of these unique reptiles and enjoy an opportunity to see and touch these animals up close.
Mike Beckage will introduce the challenging hobby of amateur astronomy through his breathtaking slide show. Then we will journey up the hill and view the night sky through telescopes aimed at the evening’s best features. *This program involves a strenuous uphill walk to reach the viewing area.
Dr. Scott Weldy, Veterinarian and Director of the Orange County Birds of Prey Center, will share information on raptors and will bring a variety along for an audience “encounter.”
Animals leave behind many types of clues for us to discover while out on the trails. Some clues can be smelly, slimy and gooey poop – that’s some spectacular scat! Join OC Parks’ Resource Specialist Kelley Brugmann as we become scat experts and examine the smelly side of what animals leave behind in our parks.
Cheryl Rendes from Wonders of Wildlife will share a variety of animals, from the savannas of Africa to the tropical regions of South America.
While waiting for the sun to set, get an introduction to the “creatures of the night” then join Oak Canyon’s naturalists on a trek through the trails of the Nature Center. There will be several walks of varying abilities. Don’t forget your flashlight as we explore Oak Canyon at night!