Adult Programs

If you would like to register for any of these programs, please visit our Online Registration page.

Plein Air @ the Shore: Intro to Painting Outdoors

Be inspired by the shoreline in this beginner's class for plein air painting (painting outdoors). Explore different ways to customize your own painting kit before hiking out. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the beautiful shoreline and choose subjects to paint. All levels welcome, bring your own supplies or borrow ours for them morning.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 26
Sat 10 AM-
12 PM
HSIC 18yr+ Cardosi
$9 per
person
7236

Salt Pond History Hike

Have you ever been curious about the "white stuff" you see as you travel along the San Mateo Bridge? Come on a naturalist-led walk through our salt ponds and learn about the salt farming industry that was so important to the are more than 100 years ago.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 16
Sat 11:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12yr+ Cardosi
$9 per
person
7241

Bird Walks


The Hayward Shoreline and the San Francisco Bay are home to over 124 species of birds during the fall and winter migration. As a crucial stop on the Pacific Flyway, the Bay and surrounding salt marshes are perfect for birding whether you’re a beginner or an expert.

Strut Your Stuff

American Pipits are comical songbirds found along the shoreline. We gather this morning at the Interpretive Center to head out in search of these subtle, sparrow-like birds that are often seen busily exploring the ground in search of insects. As they walk they tend to bob and wave their tail feathers around, giving the impression that they are strutting around.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Nov 10
Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51620

Ravenous and Rapacious Raptors

We meet today at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot to head out and see everything around us. This is a great time of year to see ducks and various shorebirds, but this location, in particular, also has an abundance of predatory birds or raptors.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Dec 8
Sat 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
Eden Landing
Ecological
Reserve
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51621

Shall We Dance?

Go to the Cosumnes River Preserve in the Central Valley in search of wintering Sandhill Cranes, which are known for their graceful dancing. We'll stay late in the afternoon to watch the birds fly in to the field for the night. Limited carpooling is available, call for details.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 12
Sat 1:00 PM-
5:00 PM
Cosumnes
River Preserve
12yr+
Graham 
$9 per
person
7642

Plump It Up!

Gather at the Interpretive Center, and head out to the freshwater marsh looking for a shy bird called a Common Gallinule that likes to stay on the edge of the marsh. A flock of gallinules is known as a plump, but we will be happy if we see one or two!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 26 Sat
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$9 per
person
7644

Knockout Punch

A peregrine pair has an established territory at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, the site of today's walk. It is an exciting spectacle to see a falcon dive into a flock of sandpipers to catch its prey. They form a fist with their feet and hit the smaller bird, disabling it!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 9 Sat
9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Eden Landing
Ecological
Reserve
12 yr+
Graham
$9 per
person
7643

If at First You Don't Succeed...

Gather at the Coyote Hills Regional Park parking lot next to the Visitor Center. Warblers called Common Yellowthroats nest in the grasses of the marsh, and if other species lay their eggs in this warbler's next, yellowthroats are known to make a new nest atop the old. Smart, huh?
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 23
Sat 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Coyote Hills
Regional Park
12 yr+
Graham 
$9 per
person
7645

Contact Us

  1. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
    4901 Breakwater Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 670-7270
    Email


    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
        
    Closed on:
    November 11th
    November 23rd
    December 21st thru December 30th


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