Adult Programs

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

Salt Pond History Hike

Have you ever been curious about the "white stuff" you see as you travel along the San Mateo Bridge? Come on a naturalist-led walk through our salt ponds and learn about the salt farming industry that was so important to the are more than 100 years ago.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 16
Sat 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12yr+ Cardosi
$9
7241

There's an App for That!

Do you enjoy spending time out in nature, but also enjoy using technology? Why not combine the two?! Join us in a tutorial on how to use the mobile app, iNaturalist, to record observations of various plants and animals. You can use your mobile device to contribute to important citizen science projects in a way that is easy and fun!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 10
Sun 10:30 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12yr+ Staff
$9
7640

Plein Air @ the Shore: Sketching

Join us for a hike out into the marsh where we'll tackle the topic of sketching in plein air. With the constant changes on the shoreline, pencil sketching and quick watercolors can capture light, mood and action, teach you a lot about your subject, and will improve your artistic skills. All levels welcome, bring your own supplies or borrow ours.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Mar 16
Sat 10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18yr+ Cardosi
$10
8703

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.

Knockout Punch

A peregrine pair has an established territory at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, the site of today's walk. It is an exciting spectacle to see a falcon dive into a flock of sandpipers to catch its prey. They form a fist with their feet and hit the smaller bird, disabling it!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 9 Sat
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Eden Landing
Ecological
Reserve
12 yr+
Graham
$9 per
person
7643

If at First You Don't Succeed...

Gather at the Coyote Hills Regional Park parking lot next to the Visitor Center. Warblers called Common Yellowthroats nest in the grasses of the marsh, and if other species lay their eggs in this warbler's next, yellowthroats are known to make a new nest atop the old. Smart, huh?
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 23
Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Coyote Hills
Regional Park
12 yr+
Graham 
$9 per
person
7645

Red-Eye Reduction?

The Winton trailhead is our starting point for today's walk, where we hope to see a pair of White-tailed Kites nesting near the channel. Their dark red eyes are a distinctive field mark making them appear rather menacing.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 9
Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
W. Winton
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham 
$9 7647

"A Little Bit Punk, A Little Bit Geeky"

Ospreys were the cover-bird for Bay Nature magazine's summer 2018 issue, and the title depicts them perfectly. Meet at the Grant Avenue trailhead, and scan the shoreline for these fabulous raptors hunting for fish.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Mar 23
Sat 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
Grant Ave 12yr+
Graham 
$8 5745

They March to the Beat of Their Own Drum

Meet at the parking lot to Dry Creek/Pioneer Regional Park (trailhead at the end of May Road in Union City). Some of the funnest birds of the day will be woodpeckers. It's possible we could hear as many as five species singing and drumming their bills against the trees in this oak woodland habitat!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Apr 13 Sat
9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Dry Creek/
Pioneer
Regional Park
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 8690

Sink or Swim

Meet at the West Winton trailhead. We'll keep our eyes out for a small, very cute shorebird known as a semipalmated plover. They are known for running fast along the shoreline looking for invertebrate prey, and also have been know to swim short distances
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Apr 27 Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
W. Winton
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 8691

Spin Like a Top

Passing through on its migration right now is the very small and amazing red-necked phalarope. They are known for spinning in circles in the water thus creating a vortex which brings food out of reach closer to them. We'll start at the Interpretive Center and head to the freshwater marsh.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
May 11 Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 8692

Don't Spread Yourself too Thin!

Gather at the Interpretive Center to explore a different section of the marsh, were we are likely to see brown-headed cowbirds today. The female lays her eggs in other birds' nests and has been known to lay as many as 40 eggs in one season; one egg in each nest that she parasitizes!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
May 25 Sat 10:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 8693

Contact Us

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


    Hours

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


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