CA State Parks Week: Guided History Walk at Forest of Nisene Marks, June 14, 10 am – Noon

“Delve into forest history—and prehistory—with a 2 hour walk through the Forest of Nisene Marks. Bring water and snacks. Meet at the Georges Picnic Area next to the steel bridge about one mile past the kiosk. This is a light to moderate hike and is a free event. Vehicle day-use fee is $8. For more information, call (831) 685-6444. This event is made possible by California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Event is free and pre-registration is highly recommended.” Sign up HERE.

UCSC Seymour Center: Younger Lagoon Reserve Tours, June 24, 10:30 am – Noon

This 90-minute, behind-the-scenes hiking tour takes visitors into Younger Lagoon Reserve adjacent to the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Part of the University of California Natural Reserve System, Younger Lagoon Reserve contains diverse coastal habitats and is home to birds of prey, migrating sea birds, bobcats, and other wildlife. Come and see what scientists are doing to track local mammals, restore native habitats, and learn about the workings of one of California’s rare coastal lagoons. A tour is offered on selected Thursdays and Saturdays of each month. Younger Lagoon Reserve tours are free and open to the public. Space is limited to 18 participants. Call 831-459-3800 or sign-up online HERE. Virtual tours are available ONLINE.