Activities and Programs

The activities below are offered by a variety of organizations and their dedicated volunteers. All programs are FREE unless noted below. Programs led by IRC-Certified Volunteers require pre-registration, which closes at 4 p.m. on the day prior to the event.  No walk-up registrations will be permitted for these events. For policies of other organizations, please use the sign-up information provided. For mobility device policies click here.

    Note: Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for these events. For programs requiring online registration, each adult and child must be registered.

Need help? For the fastest answers, look for organization-specific contact information in each event listing (click More Information for full listing). If no contact information is listed, email info@irconservancy.org for assistance.

Click here to learn more about IRC-Certified Volunteers.    •   Click here to learn more about the Difficulty Ratings.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Crafts and Craniums: Día de los Muertos

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Crafts and Craniums: Día de los Muertos

Death is celebrated in the midst of life during the Mexican celebration of Día de los Muertos. The land of the living opens their doors to the departed to rest their weary bones by the hearth before returning to the land of the dead. This festive event is filled with color celebrations for those who have passed.

During our Día de los Muertos program, we will hear the history of this celebration, learn about various native animal skulls, and make our own clay sugar animal skull to decorate and take home. Come early to explore the park; stay late to enjoy the program!

Space is limited due to craft materials. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Crafts and Craniums: Día de los Muertos
Date:
Tue, 10/26/2021
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
7
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Monday, November 8, 2021

Eat Your Way Through Orange County’s History

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Orange County has a rich agricultural history that is known for its Valencia oranges and vast ranchos. Dive back over hundreds of years as we explore the foods local wildlife depend on, Native Americans harvested, and produce you can grow in your own gardens today. Come with a hearty appetite as we eat our way through Orange County’s agricultural history!

Please note items may include wheat, soy, and other nuts. Space is limited. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Eat Your Way Through Orange County's History
Date:
Mon, 11/08/2021
Time:
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
14
Spaces Left:
Full
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Monday, November 15, 2021

Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park

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Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park

Come join a leisure bird walk as we search to see which early birds catch the worms. Stroll through the park searching high in the oaks and sycamores for our flittering friends and low in the scrubs for the bouncing birds. Bring your binoculars, sun protection, comfortable shoes and an eye for spotting our feathered friends!

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Program is free though registration is encouraged at www.LetsGoOutside.org/OCParks/Activities

Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Mon, 11/15/2021
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
18 of 25
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CANCELLED: Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park

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CANCELLED: Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park

Come join a leisure bird walk as we search to see which early birds catch the worms. Stroll through the park searching high in the oaks and sycamores for our flittering friends and low in the scrubs for the bouncing birds. Bring your binoculars, sun protection, comfortable shoes and an eye for spotting our feathered friends!

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Program is free though registration is encouraged at www.LetsGoOutside.org/OCParks/Activities

CANCELLED: Bird Walk at Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Mon, 11/15/2021
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
16
Spaces Left:
25 of 25
More Information  

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Toddler Treks: Oh, Nuts!

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Watch your head for falling acorns! Autumn is in full swing with acorns coming lose from oak branches. Let’s examine the mighty oak trees and the amazing acorn it produces. Discover which animals love this meaty nut and make a colorful craft to take home.

This fun program is for ages 2 – 6 years. Program is free but space is limited. Parents must register themselves and each child for this free program. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Toddler Treks: Oh, Nuts!
Date:
Tue, 11/16/2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Monday, December 6, 2021

Scat-tastic Clay Ornaments

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Scat-tastic Clay Ornaments

Come learn about the wonderful smelly things animal leave behind on the trails – poop! Scat, to be exact. Discover the difference between bobcat scat and coyote scat, hear which animals do pellets, twists or tubes, and see the variety of color scat can come in! Then, make your own clay scat ornament to hang at home or to gift to a loved one.

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Scat-tastic Clay Ornaments
Date:
Mon, 12/06/2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
5
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
26 of 50
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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Geminid Meteor Shower – Irvine Park

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Gear up for this amazing stargazing night as we view this winter’s meteor shower! Cozy up under the stars to capture one of this season’s spectacular outer galactic shows! We will view the different stars, constellations and tell stories of astronomy folklore as we watch for meteors to flash across the night sky. You will have the opportunity to make an out-of-this-world craft to take home. Please dress in many warm layers as the evening is quite chilly in the canyon. Also, you are welcome to bring your own blankets and chairs to sit and enjoy the show.

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Geminid Meteor Shower - Irvine Park
Date:
Tue, 12/14/2021
Time:
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
7
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information  

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Winter Solstice Walk

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Experience the serenity and tranquil setting of Irvine Park during our Winter Solstice Walk. Celebrate the shortest day of the year as we begin to the see the return of light at 7:58 a.m. on December 21, 2021. Plants and animals are still in full swing for winter, but they are slowly changing as the days become longer for the next spring season.

Hike travels about 3 mph with some elevation gain. Please wear comfortable shoes, bring trail snacks and plenty of water, wear sun protection and layers for the cooler morning temperatures during the hike.

Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Winter Solstice Walk
Date:
Tue, 12/21/2021
Time:
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Spaces Left:
6 of 30
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Toddler Treks: Winter Solstice

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Today is the first day of winter! This means the long, dark autumn days are behind us as we slowly move back towards the light of spring. Discover which animals enjoy the chilly winter season and which animals can’t wait for the warmer spring to return. After a short story, let’s go on a short hike to search for our winter critters.

This fun program for ages 2 – 6 years. Program is free but space is limited. Parents must register themselves and each child for this free program. Program is free though there is a Park Entrance Fee per entry vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist, Kelley Brugmann at 714-973-6625 or Kelley.Brugmann@ocparks.com

Toddler Treks: Winter Solstice
Date:
Tue, 12/21/2021
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Full
More Information