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Ongoing public events at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve.
Meet at the Reserve (map). For more information call (831) 728-2822.

  • Tours of the Reserve - Join knowledgeable docents on a tour of the Reserve every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Early Bird Tour - A special birding tour of the Reserve, the first Saturday of the month.
  • ESF Stewardship Event - Monthly first Wednesday of the month from 1-4. See below for more details.
  • Greenhouse Volunteer Drop-in - Second Wednesday of every month, 10am - 12:00 noon, at ESNERR. Join the ESNERR stewardship team for propagation activities in the nursery. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided.
  • Stewardship Volunteer Drop-in - Every Tuesday, except holidays at ESNERR. 10am - 12 noon. Projects and sites change weekly. We provide gloves, tools, and light snacks. Call 831-728-2822 for details.

Regular Reserve and Visitor Center hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Reserve and Visitor Center are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. When the Reserve is closed you cannot access the trails, restrooms,
visitor center, or bookstore.


Volunteer training classJoin the Elkhorn Slough Reserve Volunteer Program!
2015 Volunteer Naturalist Training Class

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve invites you to participate in the 2015 Volunteer Naturalist Training Class. 

The Introductory Orientation Training Classes will be Saturdays in January.
17 OR 24 and 31, 9:30am - 4:00pm. 

The Advanced Sessions are open to anyone.  These classes are every Saturday in February 7, 14, 21 and 28, 9:30am - 4:00pm.

Find out more here...


ESF Stewardship Event
Wednesday, March 4th, 1:00 - 4:00

Join us the first Wednesday of every month 1:00-4:00 at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (1700 Elkhorn Road).

Limit 5 volunteers. RSVP to Katie Pofahl (, (831) 728-5939), details to follow.

This will be a monthly opportunity to visit Elkhorn Slough Foundation’s lands and support our efforts to protect and restore the Elkhorn Slough watershed.




K-12 Teacher Training Workshops
Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve

Teachers! We invite you to attend a ONE DAY, 8 hour workshop that will prepare you to bring your students to this unique outdoor classroom. The workshop combines informative presentations with topical field walks in order to prepare teachers to lead content and experientially rich field trips at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve.

Four Dates Available: March: 7, 14, 21 or 28, 2015
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Cost: There is no charge for this workshop.

After the course – Teachers will be certified to bring classes to the Reserve. They will have year round access to the trails, field research tools, and the microscope teaching lab as well as teaching kits for use at the Reserve and in their classroom.

For more information and an application, click here.



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