Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities. This free event is presented in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Archaeological Society as part of California Archaeology Month. Rain Cancels. //READ MORE
Berry Creek Falls Hike
Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Travel deep into the heart of Big Basin as you experience a wide range of habitats on this moderate to strenuous 11-mile-loop hike. Wind through shady redwood canyons and climb dry ridges as you hike to the jewel of Big Basin—65-foot Berry Creek Falls. //READ MORE
Butano State Park, Parks and Beaches
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Walk along the trails of Butano State Park with our Volunteer Naturalist Scott Peden. This is a slowly-paced walk with time to discover and identify plants and flowers in the park and allow for photography if you choose. Bring water, lunch or snacks, and plenty of questions. Meet Scott at the park’s Visitor Center near the entrance station. Allow 3 to 4 for this walk.
Mysteries of the Sandhills
Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park
Join Park Interpreter Rose as she guides you through the unique and precious sandhill ecosystem at Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. She will explain what makes the sandhills so extraordinary and what plants and animals inhabit the area. //READ MORE