Programs and Special Events

Nature Storytime

First Tuesday of the Month!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.–Bugs & Insects- Code 9622

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.–Oaks & Acorns- Code 9623

Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.– Weather- Code 9624


Ages 3-5 with caregivers

· Listen to a book, read by our Naturalist, related to Pleasanton’s natural environment. Then explore outside, play games, crafts and sing songs to learn more about nature!

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Coffee/Cocoa with the Birds

Second Sunday of the Month!

Sunday, October 14, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.– Castleridge– Code 9615

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.– Marilyn Murphy– Code 9616

Sunday, December 9, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.– Augustin Bernal– Code 9617

Sunday, January 13, 2018, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.– Callipe Preserve– Code 9618


All ages

· Come to learn how to recognize different bird species as we go on a hike! Bring your own mug, we will provide the coffee (or hot cocoa)! Located throughout parks in Pleasanton, the location will be emailed one week prior to the event. Bring your own binoculars or we can loan you a pair.

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Slime Time

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 10 a.m.-Noon


Ages 5 & up

· Have the slime of your life as we explore Pleasanton creatures that produce slime. Search for these creatures throughout the park, observe them up close through a microscope and make your own slime to take home.

Register at using code 9666

Naturalist Hikes

Third Saturday of the Month! 10 a.m.-Noon

Saturday, November 17, Theme: Animal Tracking – The Preserve, Code 9627

Saturday, December 15, Theme: Mushrooms – Castleridge, Code 9628

Saturday, January 19, Theme: Newts – Augustin Bernal, Code 9629


Ages 5 & up  

· Join the Naturalist on an interpretative hike that focuses on a particular theme. Learn through games and activities that are fun for the whole family and more!

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Winter Faire

Saturday, December 8, 2018, 10 a.m.-Noon


Ages 4 & up

· Celebrate winter and the holiday season at the Alviso Adobe Winter Faire! Enjoy a warm beverage, create a natural wreath and other holiday crafts to take home.

Register at using code 9632