Bugs, Burrows, and Birds - Ages 6-8
California Nursery once was a large growing field for trees. Some of the trees that are within the park are home to many different types of bugs, birds, mammals, and reptiles. They will learn the sounds of birds using different bird calls. This class will focus on how these animals can live in this type of park. Learn about the animals' life cycles, look for creepy crawlies, and also learn about how leaf litter can turn into compost and help return nutrients to the soil.
#252934 - July 17-21, Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.- $199 res./$204 non-res.
DIG IT! Archaeology - Ages 9-11
Spend the week being an archaeologist and learn how to interpret clues from the past. Learn the basics of scientific excavation including how to set up an excavation unit, best excavation techniques, how to record and photograph findings plus how to map ancient sites. Students not only learn about archaeology but use important skills in logic, math, statistics and mapping. In this hands-on class you will work on a piece of land at the California Nursery Historical Park and uncover the history back to prehistoric Fremont. Camp led by an archaeologist.
#252931 - August 7-11, Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - $199 res./$204 non-res.
Life in Early California - Ages 6-8
Learn about the early days of Fremont starting when Native Americans made the area their home and how the Ohlones used nature to live off the land, as well as using tule reeds to make toys. Experience the Mission Period and learn how adobe homes were made by making adobe bricks. Learn about the early life of the 'Californios' and how they used cattle, horses and wheat to live. Explore how trains influenced early agriculture in Niles District. Live history through drama and play!
#2529312 - August 14-18, Mon.-Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - $199 res./$204 non-res.
Owl on the Prowl - Ages 6 & up; parents must register and attend with children
California Nursery Historical Park has many old trees that are ideal for Owls and other Raptors to roost, nest and hunt in search of food. Bring your flashlight and walk with us through the grounds at dusk - a good time to spot an owl in the trees or hunting for prey. Meet at the California Nursery Office for an introduction to owls and then walk as the sun goes down while you will look and listen for the raptors that hunt at night. Discover owl pellets and the bones of what the owls ate at the Vallejo Adobe. Other family members (adults and kids) are invited to register. Other night birds may be present in this urban forest. All workshops are held at 8:00 p.m.
#252938 - Saturday, June 24
#252939 - Saturday, July 15
#252940 - Saturday, August 12
“Roeding Centennial” - opens September 24 and runs through November 12, 2017
SPECIAL EXHIBITION EVENT:
Make history come alive at “Fremont History Through the Ages: Roeding Centennial” – Saturday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Get your ‘hands-on history’! Visit the many participating organization booths while learning about Fremont historical museums, sites, and stories.