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.

Preschool Nature Hours (Session E)

Wednesday

Apr

24

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Wednesday

May

15

10 am - 11 am

New to RSABG, this family program is for Preschoolers (TK), ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult (1 child/1 adult pair). Each week of the four part session, we will investigate nature themes through short hikes, stories, crafts and activities. Preschool Nature Hours will be led by Lisa Pritchard (M.A.T), RSABG's Education Assistant for Community Education who has been teaching all her adult life. She was a Teacher Naturalist and Education Coordinator at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in R.I., and a Lower School Science teacher at a private school before relocating to Claremont.  

(If room allows, single per day registration may be considered, fee TBA. Please call ext. 251 to inquire).

Session E:  Wednesdays: 10 am-11am

4/24: Eggs & Nests

5/1: Shoots & Sprouts

5/8: Water & Life

5/15: Butterflies & Flowers

$80 Public | $65 Members

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Medicinal Plants of California Herb Walk

Saturday

Apr

27

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10 am - 1 pm

Join herbalist William Broen for a garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Please bring comfortable walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothing, plenty of drinking water, an energizing sack lunch or snack, and if you would like a camera and items to take notes with.

Registration is required. Sign up here or at our front kiosk. Please meet us at the front kiosk. If you have any questions please contact Community Education at (909)-625-8767 ext. 251.

$30 Public | $25 Members

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Grass Identification Workshop + Field Trip

Saturday

Apr

27

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Sunday

Apr

28

8:30 am - 5: 00 pm each day

Led by Travis Columbus PhD, participants will be instructed in detail on the vegetative and reproductive features of grasses (Poaceae). Aspects of anatomy, physiology, and ecology will also be addressed. Most time will be spent in the lab learning to use the identification keys in the second edition of The Jepson Manual. Special attention will be given to difficult couplets and taxa. In addition, participants will learn how to identify common genera by using diagnostic characteristics. There will be a field trip to Santa Rosa Plateau on Sunday afternoon. Please bring a bag lunch. Snacks will be provided.

$300 Public | $250 Members

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Preschool Nature Hours (Session F)

Saturday

Apr

27

-

Saturday

May

18

10 am - 11 am

New to RSABG, this family program is for Preschoolers (TK), ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult (1 child/1 adult pair). Each week of the four part session, we will investigate nature themes through short hikes, stories, crafts and activities. Preschool Nature Hours will be led by Lisa Pritchard (M.A.T), RSABG's Education Assistant for Community Education who has been teaching all her adult life. She was a Teacher Naturalist and Education Coordinator at the Norman Bird Sanctuary in R.I., and a Lower School Science teacher at a private school before relocating to Claremont.  

(If room allows, single per day registration may be considered, fee TBA. Please call ext. 251 to inquire).

Session E:  Saturdays: 10 am-11am

4/27: Eggs & Nests

5/4: Shoots & Sprouts

5/11: Water & Life

5/18: Butterflies & Flowers

$80 Public | $65 Members

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Night Hike

Saturday

May

18

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

What goes bump in the winter's night? Come see as we enjoy a full moon hike listening and looking for owls and other wildlife that live at the garden. We'll observe and discuss nocturnal adaptations of both the fauna and flora. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight, if needed.


$20 Public | $16 Members

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Rancho Rangers: What's in the Forest?

Saturday

May

18

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1 pm - 4 pm

Do you love to explore all things outdoors? Are you in K- 4th grade? Come join us as we hike and learn about the flora and fauna of the gardens through investigations, activities, and scientific inquiry. Each session we will focus on different plant and animal communities that can be found at RSABG. Please wear sturdy hiking shoes, dress for rain or shine and bring a mid afternoon healthy snack.

After online/in person registration, parents will be sent an emergency contact form to be filled out prior to the start of each session. If your child has special needs regarding outside hiking or activities, or if you have any questions or concerns, please call the educational staff at ext. 251.

$60 Public | $50 Members

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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.