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.
  • Review our age limit policy by clicking HERE.

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.

Caspers Park Foundation Nature Talk

Reservations are not necessary for this event.
This nature-themed lecture is held in association with the monthly meeting of Caspers Park Foundation (CPF) volunteers.

Subject: Space: Our Neighborhood and Beyond

This event is presented by the Caspers Park Foundation. For information regarding this event, please contact the Caspers Park Foundation. For more info, email: CaspersParkFoundation@nullgmail.com or call 949-923-2210.

FREE: At the entrance kiosk, mention that you are attending a CPF meeting.

When: September 6, 2014, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Caspers Wilderness Park
Information: Available Spaces: 20

Acorns and Oaks - Grandparents Day Nature Walk

Celebrate National Grandparents Day with some family time in nature!  We'll take an easy hike on The Reserve to learn about about the importance of both the "young' and the "old" found in nature.  Grab your grandparent or grandkid to enjoy a morning walk, build a family tree together and make some memories.

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

Participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm, September 6.

When: September 7, 2014, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 24 (out of 25)
  • Adult : $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
  • RMV Resident: Free
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Lecture: Back to the Jurassic! 

From the Jurassic to the Pleistocene, join geologist Aron Taylor on a journey through Orange County’s spectacular geologic history.

Ages: 8 and up

Participants must be registered or on the wait list by 2:00 pm, September 10.

When: September 10, 2014, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: RMV Presentation Center
Information: Available Spaces: 16 (out of 30)

Geology Rocks!

Enjoy a morning of fun on an interactive Geology Walk on Reserve trails where we’ll stop along the way at four hands-on stations. We’ll learn about the rocks, minerals and fossils of Orange County.   Everyone will get to dig for their own shark tooth, participate in a scavenger hunt, start a rock collection to take home, and learn about soil types and how the local plants and animals use them. Geared toward children but all ages welcome!

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

Participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm, September 12.

When: September 14, 2014, 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 15 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
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Early Morning Nature Hike

Experience autumn in the quiet wilds of The Reserve and enjoy the sweet smells, bird songs, rustling trees, animal tracks, insect songs and wildflowers of this special season. We will take advantage of the cool early morning while we hike up Northridge Trail, down to Shady Canyon and around the Sycamore Loop Trail.   We will pass through grasslands, coastal sage, and oak woodlands.   Start your day with the peace and beauty of nature!

Interpretation Level: Moderate
Difficulty Level: Moderate/high
Ages: 8 and up

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 10.

When: October 11, 2014, 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 25
  • Adult Admission: $10.00
  • Child Admission: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
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Bird Walk

Would you like to learn to identify some of our local feathered friends?  Are you ready to start your “life list?”  Enjoy a spring morning with docent and bird enthusiast Tom Eastman, while quietly combing The Reserve for our resident and migrant birds. We encourage you to bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday. Oct. 17.

When: October 18, 2014, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 24 (out of 25)
  • Adult Admission: $10.00
  • Child Admission: $5.00
  • Supporter : Free
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Owl Pellet Detectives

Join the fun while learning about owls and their pellets on this family friendly program. An owl swallows small prey whole - skulls, bones, claws, feathers and fur. The stuff it can't digest is formed into a pellet which the owl coughs up through its mouth. Pellets can provide many clues about what owls eat. We'll take a short walk to see where owls live, then each dissect an owl pellet to identify its contents!

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, October 17.

When: October 19, 2014, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 25
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
  • RMV Resident: Free
RSVP