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
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Jun|8|2024-06-08
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Summer Day Camp: Animal Explorers!

$220/4-day week | 6-11 years | Easy-Moderate
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Drop off begins 8:30 AM)

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Jun|10|2024-06-10
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

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

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volunteer
Jun|15|2024-06-15
FOR PUBLIC

Summer Day Camp: Archaeology Adventures!

$200-$220/4-day week | 6-11 years | Easy-Moderate
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Drop off begins 8:30 AM)

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Jun|17|2024-06-17
FOR PUBLIC

Under a Strawberry Moon Hike

$5-$10 | 8 & up | Moderate
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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Jun|21|2024-06-21
FOR PUBLIC

Summer Day Camp: Nature's Palette

$200-$220/4-day week | 6-11 years | Easy-Moderate
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (Drop off begins 8:30 AM)

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Jun|24|2024-06-24
FOR PUBLIC

Early Morning Ridge to Ridge Hike

$5-$10 | 10 and up | Moderate - Strenuous
7:00-9:30 AM

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Jun|29|2024-06-29
FOR PUBLIC

Sunday Morning Open Access on Cristianitos Road

Free | All Ages. Recommended 8 and up | Easy - Moderate
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Jun|30|2024-06-30
FOR PUBLIC

Chiquita Canyon Guided Hike

Free | 12 & up | Moderate
7:00-9:30 AM

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residents
Jul|13|2024-07-13
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

$5 - $10 | 8 & up | Easy
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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Jul|13|2024-07-13
FOR PUBLIC

Wildlife Detectives Family Walk

$5 | Ages 6 and up | Easy
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Jul|14|2024-07-14
FOR PUBLIC

California Critters! at Ladera Ranch Library

Free | Recommended 4 and up | Easy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Jul|15|2024-07-15
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

Free | 18 and Up
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

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volunteer
Jul|17|2024-07-17
FOR PUBLIC

Knee-High Naturalists: All About Snakes!

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

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residents
Jul|21|2024-07-21
FOR PUBLIC

Eco-Artists! at Ladera Ranch Library

Free | Recommended 4 and up | Easy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Jul|22|2024-07-22
FOR PUBLIC

Sycamore Loop and Shady Canyon Hike

$5-$10| 10 and up | Easy-Moderate
7:00-9:00 AM

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Jul|27|2024-07-27
FOR PUBLIC

Flower Friends! at Ladera Ranch Library

Free | Recommended 4 and up | Easy
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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Jul|29|2024-07-29
FOR PUBLIC

Fire Watch Training

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

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volunteer
Aug|1|2024-08-01
FOR PUBLIC

Volunteer Orientation and Training

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

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volunteer
Aug|3|2024-08-03
FOR PUBLIC

Family Nature Day: A Lizard's Tale

Free | All Ages | Easy - Moderate
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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residents
Aug|4|2024-08-04
FOR PUBLIC

Astronomy Night

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

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Aug|10|2024-08-10

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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