Adult Programs

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

Salt Marsh Suds

We all want clean, good-smelling, and gorgeous hair, but are our sudsy showers harming watershed wildlife? Join us as we "clean up our act" and make some wetland-friendly, all-natural shampoo using special herbs that we gather right here at the shoreline!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 23
Sun 10 AM-
12 PM
HSIC 18yr+ Staff
$10 per
person
51613

Sour Power

Explore the art and science of vinegar-making. Taste some tangy samples and thank our microscopic friends who make it all possible -- bacteria! Includes a short hike highlighting unique bacterial habitats here in the salt marsh.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 14
Sun 10 AM-
12 PM
HSIC 18yr+ Staff
$10 per
person
51614

Eden Landing History Hike

Hike through the salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve and discuss the rich history of the San Francisco Bay. View historical remnants and visit the salt production area known as the Oliver Salt Works, while discussing the past and present uses of the salt marsh. Meet at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Nov 17
Sat 10:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC 18yr+ Cardosi
$8 per
person
51615

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.

Out of the Corner of My Eye

We meet at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve parking lot today in search of a bird that has been around all summer. It is very well camouflaged, small and discreet, and is considered a threatened species. If you guessed the Western Snow Plover you were right. These tiny shorebirds forage by running and stopping on a dime. They often do not get seen until they move, and you spot them in your peripheral vision.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Sep 8
Sa 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Eden Landing
Ecological
Reserve
12yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
50397

Bald As A Coot

Turkey vultures are so beloved there is even an International Vulture Awareness Day! We missed it on September 3, but we will do our best to honor them today at the W. Winton trailhead.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Sep 22 Sa
2:00 PM-
5:00 PM
W. Winton
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51616

Birding for Beginners

If you are new to birdwatching, you came to the right place because your Naturalist is too! Bring binoculars and bird books for this easy hike, starting at the Interpretive Center where we'll seek out our resident avian friends. Some binoculars available to loan!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Oct 7 Su
10:00 AM-
11:30 AM
HSIC 12 yr+
Lang 
$6 per
person
51617

Population Explosion

Many bird species are on the decline these days for a variety of reasons, but there are some birds whose populations are flourishing. The Eurasian Collared Dove is one such species. In the last five years they have become abundant in the trees along the trail by the Grant Avenue Trailhead, which is where we meet today.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 13
Sa 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Grant Ave.
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51618

Dive in Head First

We meet at the Interpretive Center this morning and travel to the bay looking for one of the most exciting sights in the bird world: a Peregrine Falcon diving straight into a flock of sandpipers attempting to knock one away from the group to carry it away for a meal.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Oct 27
Sa 9:30 AM-
12:30 PM
Grant Ave.
Trailhead
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51619

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
Sa 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
Sa 1:00 PM-
4:00 PM
Eden Landing
Ecological
Reserve
12 yr+
Graham 
$8 per
person
51621

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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