Registration is required for events as noted. Drop-ins are welcome at all other events. Rain may cancel. Some hikes are several hours long. Please bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. No pets, please. For more information or directions, call Teri Rogoway at 408-224-7476.

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Shoot the Moon

Wednesday July 1, 2015
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

Are you an experienced or budding photographer? Join Docent Jennifer for a photography evening under the stars at Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve. Come and take advantage of the most awesome view around plus a very early moonrise that promises to be spectacular! Whether you have a huge camera or a cell phone, get ready to enjoy the show! Dress warm, bring water and a flashlight. Meet in the parking lot. Rain or clouds cancels.

Directions to Sierra Vista


Healthy Parks Healthy People Walk

Saturday July 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Alviso Marina County Park

Looking for a gentle friendly group to start light exercise with? Then this is the walk for you! We have walkers who will keep you company for some easy strolling around the scenic Alviso Marina county park. Please bring water to drink and join us in the parking area at 8:50 a.m. for a 9:00 a.m. start.

Directions to Alviso Marina


Healthy People Healthy Parks Activity

Working Out to the Song “Baby, Work Out!”
Saturday July 4, 2015
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Martial Cottle County Park

Who says exercise can’t be fun? Come on over to the parking lot at Martial Cottle where docents Dorothy and Leonard will lead a quick and exciting workout to the classic song, “Baby, Work Out!” Learn the dance, join in, and laugh your way through a short workout that will get your blood moving in a fun way. Socializing and gentle walking will happen after the dance. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a smile and willingness to move to the music!

Directions to Martial Cottle


Sunrise at Sierra Vista

Saturday July 11, 2015
5:30 a.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

How would you like to check out the preserve BEFORE it opens for the day? Meet us at Sierra Vista to get a nice early start to your day, while checking out the city lights as they fade into dawn and hike the new 1.3 mile Aquila trail just after sunrise. If your little ones wake up that early, bring them along, they may like this hike! Dress in layers; bring plenty of water, sun block, a hat, and a lunch or snack.

Directions to Sierra Vista


Evening Photo Shoot of Sierra Vista

Sunday July 12, 2015
8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve Parking Lot

Interested in watching the Valley’s most beautiful sunset? Then come join us at the top of Sierra Road! Feel free to bring your family and your favorite camera to snap some shots of this amazing view. After the sun sets, you are welcome to sit and enjoy the view of the valley as the city comes alive for the evening. Meet in the parking lot. Please dress warm and be prepared for wind. Rain cancels.

Directions to Sierra Vista

Coyote Valley

Arrowhead Trail Hike

Tuesday July 14, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Coyote Valley Open Space Preserve

It’s time to check out our brand new preserve! Hike along the newly built trail that covers roughly 4 miles of rolling hills and meadows, while you climb about 600 feet in elevation. Stop and enjoy the magnificent new views and stunning birds of prey. Meet in the parking lot next to the picnic tables and be sure to bring water and a light lunch or snack. Rain cancels.

Directions to Coyote Valley


Starry Nights

Saturday July 18, 2015
9:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Rancho Cañada Open Space Preserve

Join our astronomers for a peaceful and cool evening out under the stars. Feel all your stress melt away as you gaze at the Milky Way from this amazing open space! We have lots of astronomers who bring telescopes so no gear of your own is needed. They are happy to share their knowledge and view of the night sky. Please dress warm and bring water to drink and a flashlight if you like. Rain or clouds cancel.

Directions to Rancho Cañada

binocular stargazing

Binoculars Star Gazing

Saturday July 25, 2015
9:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Rancho Canada del Oro Open Space Preserve

Who says you need a big expensive telescope to find treasure in the night sky? We don’t! Bring your binoculars and watch as our astronomy docents take you on a visual tour of the night sky featuring all the awesome star clusters and pictures. If you don’t have any binoculars, we will have some you can borrow. Dress warm and bring water to drink. Clouds or rain cancel.

Directions to Rancho Cañada


Meet the Birds that Inspired the Gods – The Birds of the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center Visit the Rosicrucian Museum

Sunday July 26, 2015
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Join us for an enthralling performance by the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and docents from the Rosicrucian Museum as they share the history and amazing talents of the remarkable live birds of prey. Admission is free to this educational event.

Directions to the Rosicrucian


Blue Moon

Friday July 31, 2015
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sierra Vista Open Space Preserve

“Once in a Blue Moon” means that every now and then, we get two full moons in a month! On the 31st, we will have our second full moon of the month and it will appear to be 11.4% bigger than usual! Sunset is at 8:15 p.m. and the moonrise is at 8:25 p.m. so bring your camera and be ready for an awesome sight!

Directions to Sierra Vista

PHOTO CREDITS: Moon—OSA archive; Rancho Cañada Tail—OSA archive; Big Bay Boot Camp 2012 by Port of San Diego/CC BY; Sierra Vista—Derek Neumann; Sierra Vista—Mike G; Coyote Valley—OSA archive; Stars—Mike G; Stargazing—Chris Verburg; Hawk—Dorothy Holford; Moonscape—OSA archive.