Events & Programs

CLASSES

Classes at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden's Community Education Department seeks to provide diverse educational experiences that will speak to a public, professional, and scholarly audience of many interests and expertise. With this goal in mind, we hope to bring our diverse community together in a discussion of how we relate to our environment, and in turn, how to better care for each other.

Aquatic Plants of Southern California

Saturday

Sep

7

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8:30 am - 3:30 pm

This one day, hands-on workshop will cover taxonomy and identification of southern California's aquatic plants, both native and non-native.

The workshop will include classroom-based instruction with fresh plant material that will be provided for examination and identification.

A list of suggested items will be sent to registered participants before the class date.

Participants are welcome to bring a bag lunch; light refreshments will be provided.

Limit 15. Registration deadline is August 28, 2019.

Instructor: Mare Nazaire, Ph.D

Mare is the Administrative Curator of the RSA Herbarium. She specializes in the Systematics of Mertensia (Boraginaceae), aquatic plants, plants of alpine & montane habitats, floristics, and biogeography.

$150 Public | $125 Members

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Preschool Nature Hours (Session A)

Wednesday

Sep

18

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Wednesday

Oct

9

10 am - 11 am

Join Community Education Coordinator Lisa Pritchard for a session or per class of hour morning classes for parents and their preschoolers (ages 3-5) as we explore the fall themes on the garden trails. When you register, please pick per session (includes 4 classes), or per class on selected date.

Wednesdays 10 am-11 am

9/18: Seeds and Pods;

9/25: Animal Tracks;

10/2: Colors and Leaves;

10/9: Who Lives Here?

$80 Public | $65 Members

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Free Family Bird Walk: Wild Birds Unlimited

Saturday

Sep

21

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8 am - 9:30 am

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Join Chris Verma of Claremont's Wild Birds Unlimited for this family-friendly, free bird walk along Garden trails. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time! Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk. This special walk is provided by Wild Birds Unlimited of Claremont

Free with Registration

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Grow Native Nursery | Design Consultation

Saturday

Sep

28

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9 am - 10am | 11 am - 12 pm | 1 pm - 2 pm

1-Hour Consultation. THREE SESSIONS AVAILABLE. 

9am-10am; 11am-12pm; 1pm-2pm

Join experienced Nursery Staff for one-on-one design consultations. Whether you are looking to start from scratch or already have an established garden, we will guide you through layout options and plant selection. Participants must provide digital photos of their landscape at least one-week prior, and upon registration will receive a small information sheet with preparation suggestions.

Limit: 6 (2 per session)

Instructor: Eli Feldman and Krista Von Stetten

Eli Feldman is the Grow Native Nursery Manager and former Nursery Propagator for RSABG. Krista Von Stetten is an experienced Grow Native Nursery Staff Member and landscape designer.

Please click on the preferred time below:

9 AM - 10AM | 11 AM - 12 PM | 1 PM - 2 PM

(If you are having trouble registering for a time slot, it may mean it is full. For more information, contact lpritchard@rsabg.org or call x 251)

$120 Public | $80 Members

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Free Family Bird Walk: Pomona Valley Audubon Society

Saturday

Oct

19

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8 am - 9:30 am

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time! Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk. Sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society.

Free with Registration

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Free Family Bird Walk: Pomona Valley Audubon Society

Saturday

Nov

16

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8 am - 9:30 am

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time! Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk. Sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society.

Free with Registration

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Free Family Bird Walk: Pomona Valley Audubon Society

Saturday

Dec

21

-

8 am - 9:30 am

Take a leisurely walk through the Garden to see and hear the numerous bird species that migrate through the San Gabriel Valley and the Inland Empire. Beginning and experienced birders are welcome to help find birds in the Garden. Our collaborative efforts usually produce a good variety of local birds, and we always have a great time! Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring any bird guide books you have and binoculars. Limited loaner binoculars may be available to use during the walk. Sponsored by the Pomona Valley Audubon Society.

Free with Registration

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terms

Tickets for events are available for purchase at the Admissions Kiosk or online in advance. Ticket price includes parking and admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email:advancement@rsabg.org or call (909) 625-8767 ext. 258 for more information.