Saturday, September 20
Open-house style from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The day will feature FREE admission for Claremont residents who bring a recent Southern California Edison Electric bill or Southern California Gas Company bill (must present a bill to the admissions kiosk for free admission). Sustainable Claremont members will be on hand to assist you in getting signed up - or making progress on your entries - for the Cool California City Challenge [did we mention it's FREE, non-invasive, and FUN - - oh yea, and you can help Sustainable Claremont win a part of the $50,000 prize purse for our city's efforts! Currently we're in SECOND PLACE, narrowly behind Riverside - - YOUR participation will make the difference in earning enough points to take control of FIRST PLACE and a larger share of the prize. The challenge is nearly through, ending Monday, September 29th at 11:59 p.m. There is still time, we can win this!
Our Cool California City Challenge Party features complimentary refreshments on the Garden Shop patio, music, the chance to get registered on the spot if not already (we'll have laptops available and support standing by), as well as opportunities to learn more about the Cool California City Challenge and other local sustainability efforts, including representatives from local utilities.
If you'd like to get a headstart visit the Cool California City Challenge website (or enter this link into your browser: https://coolclimate.berkeley.edu/challenge/index.php?type=login)
Sponsored by Sustainable Claremont and Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Read more in the Daily Bulletin Article
Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18, 2014, 5:30 until 9 p.m.
Friday, October 17 is RSABG members-only night!
Come to Things that Go Bump in the Night and meet the owls, opossums, spiders and plants who rule the Garden at night!
Things that Go Bump in the Night is a fun evening family event to observe and learn about plants and animals that are most active at night. Visitors follow Garden paths with a passport to visit interactive stations exploring the nocturnal world and its amazing critters.
This year's highlights include:
Wild Wings of California with several raptors including live owls! Please note Wild Wings of California will be onsite until 8 p.m. each event evening.
Poppy the opposum and her wildlife rehabilitator Janet Chaney - Because, of course, 'possums are awesome!
The World Famous Spider Show - In this very entertaining comedic "bug" show, children of all ages learn all about how spiders have adapted to catch their prey in different ways. Then, the kids' acting skills will be tested as some of them will become the spider and prey in a hilarious group of interactive theatrical "skits." This is fun for the whole family.
Kimmi Kraus returns with Project Wildsong to dispel myths and misinformation by providing interpretation and education about their live wolves, Ambassador Wolf Damu and Ambassador Wolf Cael, inspiring visitors with their beauty and with the truth about wolves.
September 27, 2014, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
A special event celebrating 50 years of the Wilderness Act! The California Wilderness Coalition, Angeles National Forest, the Bureau of Land Management, Joshua Tree National Park, San Bernardino National Forest, RSABG, and others are partnering for this event to celebrate our amazing wilderness areas.
There are two parts to the celebration: the Wilderness Fair, and Walk for the Wild. You can sign up to participate in the walk or just come enjoy the festival with partner booths, food trucks, Leave No Trace Traveling Trainers, and more. It's also National Public Lands Day!
There is a registration fee for the walk that includes Garden admission; if you don't want to walk, the rest of the Wilderness Fair is free. Registration for the Walk for the Wild is $12 per person through Active.com through September 16. Registration increases to $20 on September 17.
Interested in photography? Submit an entry to our wilderness photo contest! Photos must be your own and taken in a designated wilderness area. See http://hostphotocontest.com/contest/wilderness50 for contest rules and information.
Check back often as we build this list of participants and activities.
The Green Truck to Go: http://greentruckonthego.com/
The Grilled Cheese Truck: http://www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/
The Lobos Truck: http://www.thelobostruck.com/
Recess Ice Cream Truck: http://recesstruck.com/
Beer garden sponsors:
Claremont Craft Ales: http://www.claremontcraftales.com/
Dale Bros.: http://dalebrosbrewery.com/
Sierra Nevada: http://www.sierranevada.com/
The Trapdoor Social: http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/
Ventucky String Band: http://ventuckystringband.com/
Sugar Mountain Mama Serenade: http://www.sugarmountainmamaserenade.com/
Festival participants & activity booths:
Angeles National Forest
Boy Scouts of America
Bureau of Land Management
California Wilderness Coalition
Conservation Lands Foundation
Grow Native Nursery
Joshua Tree National Park
Leave No Trace
The Mojave Desert Land Trust
National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance
Pacific Crest Trail Association
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
San Bernardino National Forest
San Dimas Mountain Rescue
San Gabriel Mountains Forever
San Gabriel Mountains Trail Builders
San Gorgonio Wilderness Association
Sierra Club Angeles Chapter
Sierra Club San Gorgonio Chapter
Southern California Mountains Foundation
Student Conservation Association
Wilderness Photo Contest
The Wilderness Society
Free Family Bird Walk, hosted by Wild Birds Unlimited
Saturday, September 20, 8 a.m. (Walk lasts approximately 1.5-2 hours)
Space is limited to 15 guests.
Free Registration Required. WALK FULL
Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guides you have and binoculars if you have them.
This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont. There are no fees required to participate, however a free reservation is required.