Adult Programs

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

Spider Night!

You've probably seen the wonderful spider webs which adorn the Interpretive Center, but have you seen their creators? At least five different taxonomic families of spiders call the Interpretive Center home, so join us for an informative and exciting look at these mysterious nocturnal engineers!  We'll watch them build webs, catch prey, and look for mates as we explore the building and its surroundings. Bring your flashlight!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 19
Sa
 8:00 PM-
9:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane 
$8 per
person
42888

Hike through History

Travel back in time more than one hundred years to learn about the first settlers of the Hayward shoreline. Hike by the preserved artifacts of the past in the historic salt evaporation ponds which are closed to the public except for special programs like this one! Receive an Oliver Salt Pond history booklet to take home.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 17
Su
 10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Staff 
$8 per
person
45416

A Morning on the Shore

Bring a cup of coffee and start your Sunday off right with a morning walk along the marsh. The wind is usually calm and the birds are busy feeding and flying. We’ll walk through parts of the shoreline not usually open to the public and discuss the different habitats and residents of this amazing place.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 17
Su
 9:00 AM-
11:00 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Iwane 
$7 per
person
45417

Climate Change Conversation

A little unsure about the extent of humanity’s impact on our home planet? Want to leave a better place for future generations? Join us at the Climate Change Conversation! For the first portion, we will discuss how our modern practices have in fact been affecting our Earth, then in the next section, feel empowered as we examine practical strategies to combat the injurious toll that has been taken.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Nov 26
Sa
 12:30 PM-
2:00 PM
HSIC 18 yr+
Aguilar 
$8 per
person
45485

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.

BW: All the World’s a Stage

Many shorebirds who have nested in our marshes have a passive strategy to lure predators away from their vulnerable chicks: they pretend that they themselves have an injury, making them the easier prey target. One such bird that practices this bit of play acting is the Black-necked Stilt.  Meet at the Interpretive Center, and we'll look for these actors of the marsh.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 12
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42893

BW: Have You Had Your Sprinkle Today?

Great Blue Herons have a unique adaptation in special feathers on their chests that to turn powdery when combed with their fancy middle toe. This powder removes oily residue from prey and wading through water. Meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot where we hope to locate this extra-clean bird.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Aug 19
Sa
 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
42894

BW: All Together Now!

We meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve today to see which migrant birds have arrived. One bird that has stayed late into the summer is the American White Pelican. Hopefully we’ll see this bird’s dance-like hunting strategy: they use teamwork to cooperatively forage for fish.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 9
Sa
 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45425

BW: Let's Have a Ball

We meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve today to see which migrant birds have arrived. One bird that has stayed late into the summer is the American White Pelican. Hopefully we’ll see this bird’s dance-like hunting strategy: they use teamwork to cooperatively forage for fish.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 23
Sa
 9:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45426

BW: His Bill Can Hold More Than His Belican

Last month we went in search of the American White Pelican, and today we seek its cousin the Brown Pelican, who can hold as much as 3 gallons of water in its bill!  We head out to the bay from the Grant Ave trailhead.  
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 14
Sa
 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45427

BW: Murmur Has It

Today we gather at the Interpretive Center, and as we walk the trail, we’ll keep our eyes peeled for an amazing sight along the shoreline: a murmuration of sandpipers. This is a swarm of birds flying as one giant organism evading a predator like a Peregrine Falcon.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 28
Sa
 11:00 AM-
2:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45428

BW: What's That Little Brown Job?

Sparrows are sometimes thought of as the little brown jobs of the bird world. The truth is that they are lovely birds, and full of beautiful song and diversity. Join us at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve, as we work to identify the handful of species grazing on seeds along the trail. 
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Nov 25
Sa
 1:00 AM-
1:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45435

BW: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

We meet at the Interpretive Center and head into the freshwater marsh today. Ducks should be all around us and one of the favorites is the striking Cinnamon Teal.  A cool fact during breeding season, is that females are so cryptic they are known to create tunnels to their nest which is often covered by vegetation.  
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 9
Sa
 12:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
45436

Roving Naturalist

 
Hayward Area Recreation and Park District naturalist Tony Iwane explores the "Hayward Area Back Roads" this winter to discover our local plants and wildlife. Get to know your parks through fresh eyes with the help of an expert naturalist. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for outdoor adventures.

RN: Spider Night

Many types of spiders make their home on and around the Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center. Come watch them build webs, find mates, and trap insects and get to know these fascinating and essential members of our world. Bring your flashlights and headlamps and dress in layers, as it does get windy.  
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 30
Sa
 7:00 PM-
9:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
45474

RN: Birding for Beginners at East Avenue Park

Gear up for birding season with a fun and easy introduction to observing and identifying our feathered friends! We’ll go on a short walk through several habitats and look for songbirds, hummingbirds, raptors and more! You’ll also learn ethics, etiquette, and binocular use. Borrow a pair of binoculars or bring your own. Meet at East Avenue Park parking lot.  
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 14
Sa
 9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
HSIC 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
45475

RN: Night Hike in East Avenue Park

Get ready for Halloween by meeting and learning about the (not so) scary denizens of the night, like spiders, (fluorescing scorpions and millipedes), slugs and more! Night hikes are a great way to see and hear wildlife you normally wouldn’t encounter when going out during the day, so what are you waiting for! Bring a flashlight or headlamp, and we’ll also have some UV flashlights for you to borrow. Meet at East Avenue Park parking lot. 
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 28
Sa
 7:00 PM-
9:00 PM
HSIC 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
45476

RN: Fabulous Fungi

Winter brings not only birds but mushrooms as well! Join Roving Naturalist Tony Iwane on a walk through the fields and forests of East Avenue Park and explore the amazing variety of these essential and beautiful fungal fruiting bodies. Meet at East Avenue Park parking lot.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Dec 16
Sa
 9:00 AM-
11:00 AM
HSIC 12 yr+
Iwane 
$10 per
person
45477

Contact Us

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

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Closed on June 16

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