Adult Programs

If you would like to register for any of these programs, please visit our Online Registration page.

Hike through History
Travel back in time more than one hundred years ago to learn about the first settlers of the Hayward Shoreline. Hike by the preserved artifacts of the past in the historic salt evaporation ponds which are closed to the public except for special programs like this one!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Mar 26
Su
  10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Workover
$8 per
person
42599

Moonlight Mile
Come out for a special night walk along the Hayward Shoreline. We’ll head out just as the sun is setting and walk through the marsh under the illumination of a (nearly) full moon! The light on the water and the mudflats will be spectacular, and we’ll be on the lookout for night herons, owls, and feeding shorebirds.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 7
Fr
  7:30 PM-
9:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane
$7 per
person
42600

Family Fishing Fun
Fishing is a fun way to learn what animals live under the water in the Bay. Hike out to our favorite fishing spot, learn how to use the equipment, and cast out to search for fish, sharks, and rays. Participants over age 16 need to buy a fishing license.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 9
Su
  10:30 AM-
1:30 PM
HSIC 6 yr+
Workover
$12 per
person
42661

Wild Food Walking Tour
The Hayward Shoreline hosts a surprising number of edible plants. Walk through protected areas of the park to taste and discover these plants, learn their history, find out their medicinal uses, and take home samples with recipes.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 16
Su
  10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Workover
$7 per
person
42601

Bird Walks


The Hayward Shoreline and the San Francisco Bay are home to over 124 species of birds during the fall and winter migration. As a crucial stop on the Pacific Flyway, the Bay and surrounding salt marshes are perfect for birding whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

BW: Birds of a Feather

Today we meet at the West Winton trailhead where we will look for flocking birds.  We might find Red-winged Blackbirds, Golden-crowned Sparrows, Western Meadowlarks, and all those flocks of sandpipers.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 25
Sa
  9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Winton 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
40741

BW: "Swoop, There It Is"

To ID one of our favorite ducks, all you have to do is look on its face for a broad swoop of brilliant green feathers. This is none other than the Green-winged teal. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Mar 18
Sa
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42603

BW: They Fly through the Air with the Greatest of Ease

Today is our Coyote Hills hike, and along one of the channels we’ll come across dozens of nest boxes with tree swallows in the them. These birds fly so beautifully and gracefully that it is a treat to watch. Meet at the second parking lot past the entrance.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 8
Sa
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Coyote
Hills
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42604

BW: Who You Calling a Red-Neck?

The Red-necked Phalarope, of course! These delicate, small birds are making their northward migration and can be spotted taking a well-deserved rest before they keep on their way. Meet at the Interpretive Center.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 15
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42605

Roving Naturalist

 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District naturalist Tony Iwane explores the "Hayward Area Back Roads" this winter to discover our local plants and wildlife. Get to know your parks through fresh eyes with the help of an expert naturalist. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for outdoor adventures.

RN: Ruus Park’s Nesting Egrets

Egrets are most often seen wading in the wetlands as they slowly stalk their aquatic prey. But when it’s time to raise chicks, these elegant white birds build nests up in the trees, and Ruus Park is home to one of the East Bay’s largest colonies (also known as rookeries). Join us for a walk amongst these avian families and learn about their life cycle and amazing abilities!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Mar 18
Sa
9:30 AM-
11:00 AM
Ruus Park,
Hayward
12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42608

RN: Powerful Pollinators

With spring flowers come their pollinator friends – bees, flies, beetles, butterflies, and moths! Take a stroll through HARD’s new garden and take a closer look at these awesome animals! We’ll go over how to identify them, approach them, and what we can do to help these beautiful and essential members of our planet. Meet at the H.A.R.D. District Office, 1099 E street, Hayward.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 22
Sa
9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
HARD Office,
Hayward
12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42609

RN: Magical Microscopes

Our eyes can only help us see so much –there’s a whole microscopic world out there! Wonder at the alien beauty of algae, copepods, and nematodes with our microscopes. Meet at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center for a short hike to collect both brackish water and freshwater samples. Then we’ll check out our findings with microscopes!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Apr 29
Sa
2:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42610

Contact Us

  1. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
    4901 Breakwater Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 670-7270
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    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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