Scout & Community Groups

We love helping scouts and other groups from our community visit the shoreline. This option is designed for organized groups who would like a guided exploration of the shoreline. Groups that we commonly serve in this capacity include scout troops, senior citizens, and teachers.

We can customize your visit to include information about history, orienteering, animal tracking, water quality, plant adaptations, or any topic you would like to study.

We offer a discounted rate to groups from within the H.A.R.D. district, which includes Hayward, Castro Valley and San Lorenzo.

 Duration  In-District Cost  Out-of-District Cost
 1 hour $75 $93.75
1.5 hours $112 $140

If you would like your program to last more than an hour and a half, please contact the Interpretive Center to arrange the details.

Girl Scouts
Through Girl Scouts of Northern California, we have unique programs for Brownies and Juniors. You must sign up in advance at to attend.

Come To Your Senses
Saturday, October 17
Come explore the salt marsh using all five senses. Reinforce how unique each sense is while you smell the air, feel the bay breeze, hear the bird songs, and see the amazing array of wildlife. 
For girls in grades 2 and 3.
Senses Badge provided.
$21 per participant.

Going Green
Sunday, November 15
Everyone is talking about being eco-friendly these days, but what does that really mean? We will investigate what it means to "go green" and your part in that process. Using the resources at the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center, explore sustainability at home and earn your Household Elf Badge.
For girls in grades 2 and 3.
Household Elf Badge provided.
$21 per participant.