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.

Irvine Ranch Conservancy is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all participants, volunteers, and employees. Certain offensive behaviors, including problematic language or attacks based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or veteran status will not be tolerated. Participating in certain offensive behaviors may lead to dismissal from activities.

 

    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.

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Phone Photo Friday

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Phone Photo Friday

The best camera is the one you have with you, and for most, that camera is also their cellphone!

If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the camera you carry with you every day, join us for a beginner’s program to taking better photos with your cell phone. Each session will cover photography theory basics, phone camera settings, editing techniques, with time to practice in the park.

The program will begin outside the Irvine Regional Park Nature Center. Be prepared to hike around and explore the landscape at your leisure.

Children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian during the program and strollers are not recommended. Sun protection, wearing sturdy footwear and bringing water are encouraged. Most importantly, don’t forget your phone!

The program is free and parking is $3 per vehicle.

Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred.

Inclement weather will cancel the program.

For questions, please contact resource specialist Shelly Marshall at shelly.marshall@ocparks.com.

Phone Photo Friday
Date:
Fri, 07/19/2024
Time:
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
6 of 10
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Friday, August 9, 2024

Irvine Summer Cinema “Napoleon Dynamite”

Stewardship
Stewardship

IRRE requesting extra help for upcoming Summer Concert/Cinema Series. Ranger Reserves to meet at Irvine Ranger Station at 5pm for their assignments. Assignments will include parking/traffic control and general patrols during event time.

Irvine Summer Cinema "Napoleon Dynamite"
Date:
Fri, 08/09/2024
Time:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
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Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Summer Birdwatching

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Summer Birdwatching

Summer is here and so is nesting season!  Join an experienced OC Parks Volunteer as you stroll through Irvine Regional Park searching high in the trees for our flittering friends and low in the scrubs for bouncing birds.

Bring your binoculars, sun protection, comfortable shoes, and an eye for spotting our feathered friends!

This walk begins at the Irvine Regional Park Nature Center.

Walk-ins welcome, but registration is recommended.

Inclement weather will cancel the program.

The program is free and parking is $3 per vehicle.

For questions, please contact Resource Specialist Shelly Marshall at (714) 973-6625 or shelly.marshall@ocparks.com.

Summer Birdwatching
Date:
Wed, 09/18/2024
Time:
7:30 am - 9:30 am
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
12
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 12:00am on 08/18/2024
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Saturday, September 28, 2024

Nighttime Bugs: Irvine Regional Park

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Nighttime Bugs: Irvine Regional Park

Join us for this evening program as we explore biodiversity at the local level with that most diverse group of organisms, the insects! Taking advantage of the fact that UV light is highly visible to most insects, we will attract them by using black-lights (low energy/low frequency UV lights). We can then examine them up close, record the different types (and their numbers). Don’t forget your camera as you’ll see creatures that are normally buzzing around, but not highly visible. You will be able to help us document what we find.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-1 activity on the land. Please visit our FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions you may have prior to registering.

Nighttime Bugs: Irvine Regional Park
Date:
Sat, 09/28/2024
Time:
6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
Where:
Irvine Regional Park
Difficulty Rating:
1
Minimum Age:
7
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 8:00am on 09/13/2024
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