Registration

Registration

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: June 25, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 56 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: 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. 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, June 28th.

When: June 29, 2019, 8:45 pm – 10:45 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 0

Ramble the Reserve - Open Access Event

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: June 29, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 90 (out of 100)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
  • Volunteer Guest: Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 2, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 68 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Nature Art! at Ladera Ranch Library

Bring the outdoors inside and get creative! Use natural and recycled materials to make one of a kind works of art, inspired by nature.

 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 8, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Ladera Ranch Library
Information: Available Spaces: 24 (out of 40)
  • General Admission: Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 9, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 71 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: July 11, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 74 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

North Ridge Hike

Join us for summer hike along the North Ridge Trail, out to Wilson's Camp and back along Shady Canyon.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, July 12.

When: July 13, 2019, 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 15 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Knee High Naturalists: Solar Power!

Heat and light, energy to grow a flower…. this is what we call Solar Power! Discover the power of the sun on our planet as we make sun prints, cook in solar ovens and experiment with solar dancers.

Interpretation Level: Medium
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: recommended 2 - 5 years

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

Children must be accompanied by a participating adult. However, please only register the participating child/ren.

When: July 13, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Sendero Tot Lot at Brioso St./Faisan St.
Information: Available Spaces: 0
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free

I Dig Fossils! at Ladera Ranch Library

Let’s dig back in time! Excavate fossils and dig for your own shark tooth as we become paleontologists, investigating prehistoric life on our planet.

 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 15, 2019, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Ladera Ranch Library
Information: Available Spaces: 33 (out of 40)
  • General Admission: Free
RSVP

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, July 12.

When: July 15, 2019, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo Headquarters
Information: Available Spaces: 17 (out of 20)
  • Volunteer - ages 16 and older: Free
  • Volunteer - under age of 16 (must be accompanied by parent/guardian): Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 16, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 67 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: July 18, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 73 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

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: 36 (out of 40)
  • General Admission: Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 23, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 70 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: July 25, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 74 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Lecture: “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: 30 (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 14.

When: July 27, 2019, 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 17 (out of 25)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Ramble the Reserve - Open Access Event

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 27, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 96 (out of 100)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: July 30, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 68 (out of 75)
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: August 1, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

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

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: August 6, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: August 8, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Ramble the Reserve Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: August 11, 2019, 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Sunset Hike on Chiquita Ridge

This is a strenuous trail with hills that follow the ridgeline between Sendero and Esencia. Both the hills and the views on this hike will leave you breathless. But don’t worry, you can hike at your own pace!

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Moderate - Strenuous
Trail Length: 2.2 miles (one way)
Ages: Recommended 10 and up

When: August 13, 2019, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Chiquita Ridge
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: Free
RSVP

Morning Hike on the Watermelon Field Trail - Open Access

Explore the beauty of The Reserve at your own pace. Take a self-guided hike, walk or ramble, through grasslands lined with oak and sycamore trees. This easy trail is an old Ranch road that runs parallel to San Juan Creek. This is a non-guided program. Trail maps and information are provided at the event.

Interpretation Level: Low
Difficulty Level: Easy
Ages: All

When: August 15, 2019, 6:00 am – 9:00 am
Where: Watermelon Field Trailhead
Information: Available Spaces: 75
  • RMV Resident - Adult: Free
  • RMV Resident - Child: 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: 21 (out of 25)
  • Volunteer: Free
RSVP

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