* More events to be added as we solidify our calendar for 2016.
Summer Camp Registration has a few openings left! For more information please visit: http://placernaturecenter.org/summer-camps-2016/
Summer Camp Registration is open for first week in August. For more information please visit: http://placernaturecenter.org/summer-camps-2016/
History of the Placer County Fruit Industry When: Saturday, August 6 Time: 9:30-11am Where: Placer Nature Center *Fee: $5 non-members, Free to PNC Members “For variety, quality and uniqueness, it’s hard to find a more diversified and unusual fruit producing district than the Loomis Basin of Placer County. . . And here too, one finds the birthplace of the California fruit industry.” Orchards were once the anchor of Placer County’s economy. Learn why the gold miners, soil, climate, frozen lakes, and the railroad all played roles. See vintage film footage from the heyday of the fruit sheds in the 1930s and ‘40s. Presented by local historian Barbara Leak. *Payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Astronomy & Stargazing When: Saturday, August 6 Time: 8pm-9pm Where: Placer Nature Center 3700 Christian Valley Road Auburn, CA 95602 Fee: $7 non-members; $3 PNC Members Do you have an interest in astronomy? This class will help you satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens and to look through the telescope at the moon and planets. The class covers basics about earth, moon, planets and stars. Instruction is given using binoculars and telescope. Following the workshop we'll go outside to view the stars, moon, Jupiter and Saturn. Colfax astronomer Don Machholz, author and comet-hunter, will weave tales of the galaxies and explore the night sky with his telescopes. Program is geared towards ages 8 years and older. Register for the class by calling 530-878-6053 or email email@example.com. Cancelled if you cannot see the stars. *payable via cash or check on the day of the event.
Splish Splash! When: August 27 Time: 9:30-11am Where: Auburn Regional Park *Meet at the playground by Quartz Dr. Fee: $5 per person Who: Preschoolers and grown-ups Discover the richness of nature as we walk along the creek. From birds in the air, to the ripples of rocks in the water and the lush green of the plants, we'll use our senses to investigate creek life. Come join the fun and be sure to wear shoes that can get wet! Pre-register by calling 530 878-3746 or arrive 15 minutes early to register. Payment via cash or check due on day of the event.
Nature Rovers When: September 17 Time: 9:30-11am Where: Placer Nature Center Fee: $5 per person Who: Preschoolers and grown-ups Nature is everywhere! From the dirt in the garden to the water in the pond and the trees on the trails, we will rove around the Nature Center to discover life everywhere! Pre-register by calling 530 878-3746 or arrive 15 minutes early to register. Payment via cash or check due on day of the event.