Calendar

Programs are open to the general public, groups, & Reserve supporters.

All events specify a minimum age for participation.

  • Eight (8) is the minimum age for most Reserve events.
  • Some events require participants to be ages 12 & up.
  • FAMILY events welcome children aged 6 & up.
  • Refer to specific event listing for details.
  • Be sure to review our age limit policy.

Pre-registration required for all programs.

  • Contact us for large groups or to arrange a special group outing.
  • Your registration enables us to contact you about program changes or cancellations. Please see our policy on Cancellations and Refunds.
  • All visitors to The Reserve must present a signed release waiver upon entry to the property. Families may submit a single form, as long as all entrants are identified on the form. Waivers are also available at the event.

Wildlife Explorers! at Ladera Ranch Library

High-flying hawks and dashing deer....come explore the animals living here! Become a wildlife explorer as we learn about the amazing animals of Orange County. Meet a live animal, learn to identify tracks and investigate animal evidence, such as bones and fur.

Ages: Recommended 5 - 10 years old

Please note: Registration not required, walk-ins welcome. Event is Open House style. Ladera Ranch Library located at: 29551 Sienna Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694.

When: July 22, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Ladera Ranch Library
Information: Available Spaces: 35 (out of 40)
  • General Admission: Free
RSVP

Comets and Asteroids – Visitors from our Solar System

Comets and Asteroids – Visitors from our Solar System” is a nontechnical presentation answering such questions as, What’s the difference between a Comet and an Asteroid?, Where do they come from?, Why do Comets have two tails?, What is the origin of meteor showers?, Where would you most likely find a meteorite?, and many more.

Ages: 8 and up

Please note:  Participants must be registered by 2:00 pm on Thursday, July. 25

When: July 25, 2019, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Studio, Esencia
Information: Available Spaces: 24 (out of 35)

Astronomy Night

Orange County Stars

Visitors traveling to sparsely populated areas are usually delighted to discover how many more stars are visible than at home. If you’ve not yet caught a glimpse of the Milky Way, come out to The Reserve for Astronomy Night where you can still view many more celestial phenomena than elsewhere in urbanized Orange County!

Enjoy an evening outdoors, as you gaze into the heavens, learn the constellations, and peer through the telescopes of our volunteer astronomers.  Reserve astronomers are all volunteers who enthusiastically share their telescopes and expert sky knowledge with you. (BRING: Warm clothing, Red cellophaned flashlight, binoculars, optional beach chair.)

Interpretation Level: High
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: 8 and up

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 26.

When: July 27, 2019, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 0

Summer Community Service Hours

Students...Complete your service hours this summer by volunteering at the beautiful Reserve Headquarters on the Ortega Highway, nestled between the San Juan Creek and foothills covered in oak woodlands. The service project site hosts school field trips, summer camps and other programs. Maintaining the space allows for a safer and more enjoyable experience for all of its visitors. Earn volunteer service hours while giving back to the community!

Drinks, snacks, gloves and tools are provided! We recommend bringing your own work gloves if you have them.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ages: 10 and up

Please note: participants must be registered by Friday, August 2.

When: August 5, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo Headquarters
Information: Available Spaces: 18 (out of 20)
  • Volunteer - ages 16 and older: Free
  • Volunteer - under age of 16 (must be accompanied by parent/guardian): Free
RSVP

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Please join us for Volunteer Orientation and Training!

This fun and informational orientation is the first step in joining us as an official Reserve Volunteer. Learn about The Reserve's history, philosophy and mission, as well as skills for working with the public. Meet other volunteers and learn how you can help preserve Reserve lands through conservation and education.

CERTIFIED RESERVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM:
This training is the first step in becoming a Certified Reserve Volunteer.  Certified Reserve Volunteers are specially trained volunteers that lead and co-lead Reserve programs.

 Ages: 18 and up

 

When: August 15, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: RMV Presentation Center
Information: Available Spaces: 19 (out of 25)
  • Volunteer: Free
RSVP

So Long Summer Family Walk

Say so long to summer with a morning walk in nature. Observe how plants and animals on The Reserve survive the summer and prepare for fall. Make and take a summer themed craft.

Interpretation Level: High
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: 6 and up

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, August 16.

When: August 17, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 24 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Full Harvest Moon Hike

Take in the moonlit coast live oaks and sycamores on a docent-led hike through The Reserve. Learn more about how people in the past and in the present have harvested food on the land.

Interpretation Level: Medium
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Ages: 8 and up

When: September 13, 2019, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 25
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

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