Adventures With Nature

Adventures with Nature

The Oceano Dunes District has resumed in-person programming for Adventures with Nature outings! See below for the December 2021 schedule.

Spaces are limited.  Pre-registration required. All programs free to attend. RSVP by calling 805-474-2664 and leave a message with your name, phone number, the number of attendees and the date of the program you plan to attend. All programs are hosted outdoors.

Saturday, December 11th, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00PM

Oceano’s Beavers

Join State Park Docent Dan to learn about the beaver’s physical adaptations, their role in our country’s westward expansion, why they were hunted, and their local history. Enjoy an easy paced walk through the campground to view Oceano lagoon as we search for evidence and signs of beaver activity and learn about shore lodges.

Meet at Oceano Dunes Visitor Center at the Oceano Campground, 555 Pier Ave, Oceano. Dress in layers with comfortable walking shoes. Bring insect repellent and water: binoculars a plus. Be sure to register in advance for this program to receive a parking pass upon arrival. Easy walk; 0.5 miles; 2 hours. All ages welcome. NO DOGS.

Saturday, December 18th, 2021 9:30AM – 11:30AM

Boardwalk to Butterflies to Beach

Join State Park Docent Becky for an easy stroll along the boardwalk trail to Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Grove and then return by way of the beach. Along the way, we’ll discuss the area’s history, western monarch butterflies, Pismo clams, sand dollars and shorebirds as we identify some of the area’s plants and animals.

Meet in the plaza area at the tables by the public restrooms across from Fin’s Restaurant, 25 W Grand Avenue, Grover Beach. Dress in layers. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and a hat. Other helpful items include: binoculars, a camera, water, birding and/or plant books. Easy walk; 1 mile; 2 hours. All ages welcome.