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

SATURDAY WALKS / 3rd SUNDAY

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

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

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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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