Visitation and exploration of The Nature Reserve is managed by The Reserve Connection. The Reserve Connection is a public 501(c) (3) non-profit, that serves to provide opportunities to the community to visit and enjoy The Nature Reserve. Through the many hikes, walks, astronomy programs, family events, and volunteer opportunities offered, visitors can discover and learn about the importance of the habitat reserve.

Upcoming Events
FOR PUBLIC

CANCELLED - Astronomy Night

$5 - $10 | 8 & up | Easy
6:00PM - 8:00PM

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Dec|3|2022-12-03
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | Recommended 10 and up | Moderate - Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Dec|6|2022-12-06
FOR PUBLIC

Under a Full Oak Moon Walk

$5-$10 | 8 & up | Easy-Moderate
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Dec|7|2022-12-07
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Dec|7|2022-12-07
FOR PUBLIC

Holiday Nature Crafting

$5 | All | Easy
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Dec|11|2022-12-11
FOR PUBLIC

Tuesday Afternoon Open Access on Chiquita Ridge

Free | Recommended 10 and up | Moderate - Strenuous
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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residents
Dec|13|2022-12-13
FOR PUBLIC

Winter New Year Hike

$5-$10 | 10 and up | Moderate
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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public
Jan|8|2023-01-08
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
9:00 AM -10:30 AM

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volunteer
Jan|14|2023-01-14
FOR PUBLIC

Knee-High Naturalists: I Spy a Bird!

Free | 2-5 years | Easy
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

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residents
Jan|21|2023-01-21
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

$5 - $10 | 8 & up | Easy
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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public
Jan|28|2023-01-28
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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volunteer
Feb|8|2023-02-08
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

$5 - $10 | 8 & up | Easy
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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public
Feb|25|2023-02-25

Rancho Mission Viejo Resident Only Events:

  • Some events are exclusively for residents of Rancho Mission Viejo.
  • Registration for these events require proof of a current address in Rancho Mission Viejo.

All Events Specify A Minimum Age For Participation:

  • Six (6) is the minimum age for most Nature Reserve programs.
  • 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 Nature 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.

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