Adult Programs

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

Edible Estuary


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 even sample some!
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Mar 22 Sun 3:00 PM-
4:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+ Borowski $8 13678

Plein Air @ the Shore: Intro to Painting Outdoors


Come be inspired by the shoreline in this beginner's class for plein air (painting outdoors). Explore different ways to customize your own painting kit before hiking out. We'll learn about the natural and cultural history of the beautiful shoreline and choose subjects to paint. All levels welcome, bring your own supplies or borrow ours for the morning.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
May 30 Sat 10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+ Cardosi $8 13700

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.

Long Live the King

Meet at the West Winton trailhead where we will look for the king of wintering songbirds: the golden-crowned sparrow. With King Tides upon us it is only natural that we search for a group of golden-crowned sparrows known as a "reign." We will also look for red-winged blackbirds, western meadowlarks and flocks of sandpipers.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 9 Sun 8:30 AM-
11:30 AM
W. Winton
Trailhead
12 yr+
Borowski
$5 12188

Make Sure to Eat Your Wheaties

Today we look for Spoonies. Even though it seems like you might want to bring your cereal with you, a Spoony is the common name for a duck called a northern shoveler. Meet at the Grant Ave. trailhead to go looking for these great dabblers.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 1 Sun 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Grant Ave. 12 yr+
Borowski
$5 12189

Jump Off the Deep End

We go on the hunt for birds often seen on bridges as they stick out their wings to dry feathers from a swim. Double-crested cormorants are known for regularly diving as deep as 40 feet! Meet at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot at the corner of Arden and Eden Landing Rd., and we will look for these neat gargoyle-like birds.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 14 Sat 10:00 AM-
11:30 AM
Eden
Landing
12yr+
Graham 
$5 13583

What is in A Name?

Meet at the second parking lot at Coyote Hills Regional Park where we hope to see lots of birds. A perennial favorite is a small black and white song bird called a black phoebe. Its song is a soft question and answer, "Phoebe? Phoebe."
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 28 Sat 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
Coyote
Hills
12yr+
Graham 
$5 13585

You Poor Thing

As we loop from the Interpretive Center today, we try and find killdeer. They protect their young by pretending to have a broken wing, so that a predator might go for the bigger, easier meal, and leave the chick behind. For us, we might feel pity for the hurt bird, if we didn't know their sly trick.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Apr 11 Sat 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12yr+
Graham 
$5 13585

On the Spot

Birds of the marsh are looking snazzy in their breeding plumage. For example, dunlin are easy to identify now that they have a big, black rectangle right in the middle of their chest. Join us at the Grant Ave trailhead, and we'll go look for this distinctive sandpiper with the droopy bill.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Apr 25 Sat 10:00 AM-
12:00 PM
Grant Ave. 12 yr+
Graham 
$5 13587

Leg Up!

Some birds have names that are a challenge to remember, but the sandpiper we seek is easy to recall because it's named after its bright, yellow legs. Yes, today we are looking for yellowlegs. It's that simple, unless it is wading in water too deep to actually see its legs!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
May 9 Sat 10:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham
$5 13588

Bundles of Joy

Chicks of many species have been around for weeks this spring, and today we hope to see some young stilt chicks. Their spots and tiny, long legs are lovely to behold. We will meet at the West Winton trail head, and head north to our seasonal wetland area.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
May 23 Sat 10:00 AM-
12:00 PM
W. Winton
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham
$5 13589

Who Knows?

Today we explore what used to be our fresh water marsh. This is the first summer where it has become a seasonal wetland with brackish water in it. The colony of terns should be nesting on some islands, but who knows what else we might see.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jun 13 Sat 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham
$5 13590

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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