Adult Programs

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

Spider Night!

You've probably seen the wonderful spider webs which adorn the Interpretive Center, but have you seen their creators? At least five different taxonomic families of spiders call the Interpretive Center home, so join us for an informative and exciting look at these mysterious nocturnal engineers!  We'll watch them build webs, catch prey, and look for mates as we explore the building and its surroundings. Bring your flashlight!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 19
Sa
 8:00 PM-
9:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42888

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: Manifest Destiny

One of North America’s fastest spreading bird species is the Great-tailed Grackle. Just 100 years ago they were rarely seen above southern Texas, and today they have dispersed throughout the west. It is not unusual any longer for us to spy a few at this time of year in the marsh. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 27
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42607

BW: You’re One Cool Dad!

Today we will search for a fun sandpiper that is named for its intensely bright legs. Yellowlegs breed in Alaska and Canada, and it's the chicks' father that remains after the nest hatches to tend the young till they can fly. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 June 24
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42889

BW: Tern, Baby, Tern!

Summer means nesting season for Forster's Terns and their adorable cousins, the endangered California Least Terns. Walk along the shoreline and in the freshwater marsh to watch these busy parents ferrying fish to their nests. You'll be able to get close (but not too close!) to these awesome avians. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 July 2
Sun
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42890

BW: It’s Not Muscular, It’s Crepuscular

Black Skimmers are without a doubt one of the best birds to see at the Hayward Shoreline. We can spot them regularly flying around the marsh now, but they are known for hunting fish at twilight, making them crepuscular, rather than nocturnal or diurnal. Meet at the Interpretive Center.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 July 8
Sa
 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42891

BW: All the World’s a Stage

Many shorebirds who have nested in our marshes have a passive strategy to lure predators away from their vulnerable chicks: they pretend that they themselves have an injury, making them the easier prey target. One such bird that practices this bit of play acting is the Black-necked Stilt.  Meet at the Interpretive Center, and we'll look for these actors of the marsh.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 12
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42893

BW: Have You Had Your Sprinkle Today?

Great Blue Herons have a unique adaptation in special feathers on their chests that to turn powdery when combed with their fancy middle toe. This powder removes oily residue from prey and wading through water. Meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot where we hope to locate this extra-clean bird.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 19
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42894

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: Flower Power

April showers bring May flowers, so come out and learn all about these showy botanical offerings! Learn about plants and meet and greet some of our local botanical beauties. Meet at East Avenue Park, 3221 East Avenue Hayward.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 6
Sa
9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
East Avenue Park  12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42611

RN: Night Hike at East Avenue Park

At night, everything’s different! Owls hoot, mammals scuttle through the underbrush, and salamanders are out on the hunt. We’ll take in all of the nocturnal activity as we walk along the creek at East Avenue Park, and even have some UV flashlights out to look for fluorescing scorpions, millipedes, and fungi, as well as a moth light to attract winged visitors! Meet at the East Avenue Park parking lot.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 May 20
Sa
7:30 PM-
9:30 PM
East Ave Park 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
42612

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
    Closed on June 16

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