Adventures with Nature

Adventures with Nature

Keep your minds active during the colder months by participating in the Adventures with Nature Series presented by The Central Coast State Parks Associations. Adventures with Nature are docent-led hikes, classes and workshops open to all ages and generally free! With over 150 programs offered throughout the year, there is sure to be something for everyone.

In the months of January and February plan to attend the Mind Walks Lecture Series. The lectures are on topics of interest to residents of the Central Coast that include cultural history, natural history, and current issues. All presentations take place at 10:15 am every Monday during the winter months at the Inn at Morro Bay, 60 State Park Road. Lunch specials available following lecture. Admission for CCSPA members and CA State Parks docents is free; others pay $3 per lecture.

Some of the featured topics will include:

-California Condor Recovery Program

-Whale migration patterns, dolphin movements, and their connections with fish and seabird populations, as well as the conservation status of coastal marine mammals

-How our sea otter neighbors play a vital role in the health of coastal ecosystems and draw visitors to our shores. Lear

-Milkweed: What Is Best for Monarchs?

– The Ecology of Food: From the Field and the Ocean to the Table Dr. James Brown Learn how various food products are stored, preserved

The mission of the Central Coast State Parks Association, in partnership with California State Parks, is to promote public awareness and stewardship of our natural resources and cultural heritage, now and for future generations. As a cooperative association, they support interpretation, education, and volunteer efforts in local state parks.

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