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.

Lecture: The Wonderful Life of the Coast Live Oak Tree

Trees play important roles in our lives. Join us for an in depth look at Orange County’s Coast Live Oak tree.  Laura Coley Eisenberg, Executive Director of The Reserve, will examine the life of this intriguing tree. Oak woodlands have an impressive diversity of plants and animals that use them.  Learn how oaks are important to the local wildlife – from deer, fox, bobcat, and birds…to mushrooms, lichen, butterflies and other insects. Get to know the challenges this tree and other oak species are facing from imported pests and how you can help protect these majestic trees.

Ages: 8 and up

Participants must be registered by Thursday  March 5 by 2:00 pm.

When: March 5, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: RMV Presentation Center
Information: Available Spaces: 20 (out of 30)
  • General Admission: Free
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The Wonderful Oak Woodlands Family Walk

Come experience the unique Oak Woodland landscapes along Shady Canyon on this interpretive walk.  You will learn about the importance of these trees and their habitat.   You will make your own name badge using a tree “cookie”. There will be a scavenger hunt along the way while we learn lots of intriguing things from this special, and very important, plant community.  This walk is geared toward children but all ages are welcomed!

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 6th.

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

 

When: March 7, 2015, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 18 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporters: Free
  • RMV Resident: Free
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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: Tracking

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.

 

When: March 7, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Caspers Wilderness Park
Information: Available Spaces: 20

Saturday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping make The Reserve trails accessible to our visitors. Join the crew dedicated to protecting our native ecosystems by maintaining trails and eliminating weeds. Volunteer efforts make an impact! Drinks and snacks provided. (BRING: Work gloves if you have them).

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

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on Friday, March 13.

When: March 14, 2015, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: Unlimited
  • Volunteers: Free
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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: Wild Flower Walk

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.

 

When: April 4, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Caspers Wilderness Park
Information: Available Spaces: 18 (out of 20)

Monday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Join Reserve staff for a Monday morning maintaining our trails!

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

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on April 5.

When: April 6, 2015, 7:30 am – 9:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: Unlimited
  • Volunteers: Free
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Lecture: Wildflowers from A to Z:(Almost) Everything You Want to Know about Local Native Wildflowers

After winter rains, The Reserve teems with an endless array of wildflowers.  Join us as biologist Tony Bomkamp presents interesting facts (with photos) about many of the most picturesque wildflowers popping up along our hillsides and in our back country.

Ages: 8 and up

Please note:  Participants must be registered by 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 9.

When: April 9, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: RMV Presentation Center
Information: Available Spaces: 25 (out of 30)

Saturday Trail Clearing and Weeding

Volunteer to spend a few hours in beautiful surroundings helping make The Reserve trails accessible to our visitors. Join the crew dedicated to protecting our native ecosystems by maintaining trails and eliminating weeds. Volunteer efforts make an impact! Drinks and snacks provided. (BRING: Work gloves if you have them).

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

Please note: participants must be registered by 4:00 pm on April 10.

When: April 11, 2015, 8:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: Unlimited
  • Volunteers: Free
RSVP

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, April 17.

When: April 18, 2015, 8:15 pm – 10:15 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 8 (out of 25)
  • Adult : $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
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Spring Wildflower Walk

Enjoy the springtime beauty of wildflowers out on The Reserve.  Explore ridges and canyons looking for spring wildflowers with guest biologist Tony Bomkamp. You'll see some of the more common spring wildflowers and may discover some uncommon ones as well.

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

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

When: April 18, 2015, 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 17 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
  • RMV Resident: Free
RSVP