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.

Virtual Volunteer Orientation and Training

Please join us for a Learn from Home Volunteer Orientation and Training!

After you register we will send you an invitation and link to join us for a Zoom format meeting.

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.

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: Adult, 18 and older

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering for The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo.

When: May 12, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Online Training
Information: Available Spaces: 11 (out of 20)
  • Volunteer: Free
RSVP

Outdoor Yoga

Event takes place outside with plenty of space for physical distancing.

Ground yourself to the earth! Breathe in fresh air! Stretch to the sky!  Join us at Reserve HQ and out on the Reserve for Outdoor Yoga. Certified teacher Dale Eisenberg will guide you through traditional standing poses, breathing exercises and meditation practice. This class is currently being featured in the pole barn, which is an open-air, covered area with a paved floor. Oak trees, sycamore trees, and mountains in the foresight provide a peaceful nature setting.

Interpretation Level: Minimal
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Ages: 18 and up

IMPORTANT Registration and Safety Precautions:
- Masks/face coverings required to have with you all times and must be worn if within 6 feet of others who are not in the same household. No mesh masks.
- Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained from those not in the same household.
- Participants must sign a release waiver.

When: May 12, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo Headquarters
Information: Available Spaces: 11 (out of 12)
  • Adult: $10.00
RSVP

Outdoor Yoga

Event takes place outside with plenty of space for physical distancing.

Ground yourself to the earth! Breathe in fresh air! Stretch to the sky!  Join us at Reserve HQ and out on the Reserve for Outdoor Yoga. Certified teacher Dale Eisenberg will guide you through traditional standing poses, breathing exercises and meditation practice. This class is currently being featured in the pole barn, which is an open-air, covered area with a paved floor. Oak trees, sycamore trees, and mountains in the foresight provide a peaceful nature setting.

Interpretation Level: Minimal
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Ages: 18 and up

IMPORTANT Registration and Safety Precautions:
- Masks/face coverings required to have with you all times and must be worn if within 6 feet of others who are not in the same household. No mesh masks.
- Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained from those not in the same household.
- Participants must sign a release waiver.

When: May 19, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo Headquarters
Information: Available Spaces: 12
  • Adult: $10.00
RSVP

The Magnificent Seven: Virtual Presentation

Come learn about the Magnificent Seven, The Reserve’s endangered species. Learn about what they are, where they live and what laws protect them. See how the Reserve lands are managed and monitored for the benefit of these species, and what you can do to help.

Ages: Recommended 16 and up.

Registration for this event closes May 20 at 4:00pm.

When: May 20, 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Information: Available Spaces: Unlimited
  • General Admission: Free
RSVP

Animal Trackers - Family Walk

Investigate the mysterious tracks left by wildlife on the Reserve. Learn the basics of animal tracking, including basic track shapes and sizes. Make and take your own animal track plaque.

Activities and craft geared for ages 6 - 11 years, but all ages (6 and up) are welcome to participate.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 21st.

A confirmation email will provide details of safety precautions relating to COVID.

When: May 22, 2021, 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 2 (out of 12)
  • Adult: $5.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Magnificent Seven, Endangered Species Hike

Join us for a guided hike on the habitat reserve to learn about the Magnificent Seven, The Reserve's endangered species. Rancho Mission Viejo Land Trust's Executive Director, Laura Coley Eisenberg will take visitors on a hike through the habitats of The Reserve and discuss the seven endangered species found on The Reserve - what they are, where they live, and how they are protected.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, May 21.

When: May 23, 2021, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 2 (out of 14)
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Outdoor Yoga

Event takes place outside with plenty of space for physical distancing.

Ground yourself to the earth! Breathe in fresh air! Stretch to the sky!  Join us at Reserve HQ and out on the Reserve for Outdoor Yoga. Certified teacher Dale Eisenberg will guide you through traditional standing poses, breathing exercises and meditation practice. This class is currently being featured in the pole barn, which is an open-air, covered area with a paved floor. Oak trees, sycamore trees, and mountains in the foresight provide a peaceful nature setting.

Interpretation Level: Minimal
Difficulty Level: Easy - Moderate
Ages: 18 and up

IMPORTANT Registration and Safety Precautions:
- Masks/face coverings required to have with you all times and must be worn if within 6 feet of others who are not in the same household. No mesh masks.
- Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained from those not in the same household.
- Participants must sign a release waiver.

When: May 26, 2021, 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Reserve at Rancho Mission Viejo Headquarters
Information: Available Spaces: 12
  • Adult: $10.00
RSVP

National Trails Day Hike

What better way to celebrate National Trails Day than with a hike on The Reserve? We'll explore the Sycamore trails in search of summer blooms and local wildlife.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, June 18.

When: June 5, 2021, 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 14
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

Summer Solstice Sunset Hike

Celebrate the Solstice with a sunset hike on The Reserve. Surround yourself in nature and watch the sun set on the longest day of the year.

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

Please note: participants must be registered or on the wait list by 4:00 pm on Friday, June 18.

When: June 19, 2021, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: The Richard and Donna O'Neill Conservancy
Information: Available Spaces: 14
  • Adult: $10.00
  • Child: $5.00
  • Supporter: Free
RSVP

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