Community Programs

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Inside the Outdoor/OCDE Community Programs

Earth Day Beach Cleanup 

When Saturday, April 11, 2020
Time:  9:00 – 11:00 am
Location:  Balboa Pier, 2 Washington St, Newport Beach
Registration and Additional Information:

Teacher Trainings

CREEC Online Environmental Literacy Conference

When: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020
Times: 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: This is a Zoom conference, you can access it online or at Library of the Canyons, Silverado
Registration: Subscribe to the CDE Environmental-Science listserv email by sending a "blank" message to: and register at

Downloadable Flyer - includes agenda of the conference and registration information

This training will have sessions for both teachers and administrators.  You are welcome to attend some or all of the workshop. 

Innovation Workshop 

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Times: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: UCI -
Registration and Additional Information:

Downloadable Flyer

Other Community Partner Events

Adventure Day at Caspers Park

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Caspers Wilderness Park, San Juan Capistrano
Cost:  Free
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Eco-Faire/Spring Fling at Oak Canyon Nature Center

When: Saturday, April 11, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Oak Canyon Nature Center, 6700 E Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim Hills
Cost:  Free
More Information: Coming soon!

Imaginology at OC Fairgrounds

When: Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, 2020
Times: Friday 9:00 am to 3:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: OC Fairgrounds, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa
Cost:  Free for admission, parking is $9.00 on Saturday and Sunday
More Information:

Earth Day at Upper Newport Bay

When: Saturday, April 18, 2020
Times: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Muth Interpretive Center, 2301 University Dr., Newport Beach
Cost:  Free
More Information: Coming soon!

Nature Scene Investigators - NSI

Nature Scene Investigators (NSI), a clue-based outdoor program with self-guided activities that guide your family though local Orange County Parks.  This project was created by local High School students as part of a school Service Learning Project.  NSI booklets are available at Inside the Outdoors events and local Orange County Parks and Libraries.  Some of the operations are also available to download.

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