Join us for the new Junior Ranger program, created to teach youth about outdoor skills, natural history, and environmental stewardship. The program is intended for 7-12 year olds, though explorers of all ages are welcome to attend. Meet a ranger at Santa Margarita Island for an introduction to the plants and animals that inhabit this urban island. We’ll also learn about local history and how the landscape has dramatically changed over 200 years. Bring a camera for tips from the pros on photographing nature. This is a flat, easy hike, 1/3 mile round-trip. Wear a hat, sturdy walking shoes, and dress in layers. Bring water and snacks for the hike. Dogs and bikes are not permitted on Santa Margarita Island.
From Hwy 101 in San Rafael, take the North San Pedro Rd exit east, turn left at Meadow Dr (opposite the 7-Eleven store), and drive to the end where you’ll see the Open Space gate.