Adult Nature Programs

Education Programs for Adults

Join the naturalists at Sulphur Creek Nature Center in a series of programs designed for adults (aged 18 and up) to explore nature up close. Registration is required for the following adult-only nature programs as space is limited. Call (510) 881-6700 for more information.  Our upcoming programs are listed below.  Register Online using class numbers (aka barcodes, below).

First time registrant? 
Call the H.A.R.D. district office at (510) 881-6700 to set up an account for online registration.  Once your account is created, visit our registration page and search for the program using the barcodes or class numbers listed below. 

You can also browse a variety of other course offerings from H.A.R.D. on this site.

Marine Mammals of California

Learn about the wide range of marine mammals that live and survive along California's 600-mile coastlineIn a special presentation by the Marine Mammal Center of Sausalito, we will discover how amazing sea otters, sea lions and whales, including the Blue Whale just really are.  We will explore their special traits, how the center rescues those that are sick and injured, and actions that we can take to protect our oceans for all marine life.
Cost: $18/person

  • Class # 40474  Sat 1/21,  2:30-4pm

Newt Celebrations

California's Newts are dancing a rain celebration at this time of year!  The pull of sex drives them to travel distances of over 2 miles to find their birth ponds, where they court and reproduce.  Join our walk along the Shady Creek Trail in Five Canyons to witness their arrival and courtship.  Meet at the merge point of Deer and Shady Creek Trails off Private Rec Road in Castro Valley.  Wear rain shoes and hat for this 2.5 mile venture.
Cost: $18/person

  • Class # 40475  Sat 2/11,  1:30-3:30pm

Bayland Birds

Discover the Snowy Plovers chosen nest spot while Kites and Peregrine Falcons cruise the skies at the Eden Landing Reserve.  We'll walk the newly open trail for views of migratory and year-round birds.  Meet our Shoreline and Sulphur Creek naturalists at the Eden landing Ecological Reserve parking area.  Wear walking shoes and bring binoculars for this 3-mile adult nature excursion.
Cost: $18/person

  • Class # 40476  Sat 3/11,  12-2:30pm