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.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Plants Among Us: Learning About Plants at Orchard Hills

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CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Plants Among Us: Learning About Plants at Orchard Hills

Curious to learn about the plants among us, who’s sus and who’s not? Join us for a hike at Orchard Hills, part of the Irvine Ranch Open Space, where we’ll look at local flora, talk about native and non-native species, and learn how different plants impact our ecosystems. Learning to identify plants, both native and non-native, is a great way to cultivate knowledge about local flora and fauna!

This activity is geared towards participants who are curious about our local plants and ecosystem. Please bring water and all items needed to keep you safe during our walk. Hats and sunscreen are highly recommended as there is no shade along this route.

CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Plants Among Us: Learning About Plants at Orchard Hills
Date:
Mon, 04/15/2024
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Registration has closed.
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Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Wee Wonder Walks: Fabulous Frogs

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Wee Wonder Walks: Fabulous Frogs

I don’t want to be a frog! I want to be an owl! Hear the tale of a little frog’s struggle of wanting to be another creature and finding it’s a good thing to be wet and slimy.

This activity is perfect for wee little ones, 2-6 years of age. We will spend the first half of the morning enjoying our nature topic, then make a craft or listen to a story, and end by exploring the trails on an easy-paced walk that is suitable for little eager feet. Parents/guardians must register along with their child(ren).

Wee Wonder Walks: Fabulous Frogs
Date:
Wed, 05/15/2024
Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
1
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
2
Family Friendly:
Yes
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 8:00am on 04/30/2024
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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Hiking 101: Trail Tips for Beginners – Orchard Hills

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Hiking 101: Trail Tips for Beginners - Orchard Hills

Hiking is a great way to connect to nature and stay healthy and active. If you are new to the outdoors, it can be difficult to know where to begin. Come out to Orchard Hills, part of the City of Irvine’s Irvine Open Space Preserve, and start your hiking journey, or continue your existing one, on the right foot. Hiking 101 will help you understand gear, build your knowledge and skills and provide tips to assist you out on the trails. We will lead you through the basics of hiking: defining your hiking goals, packing appropriately, understanding and minimizing risks, and practicing proper trail etiquette. The activity will include a packing demonstration and a hike through our wildlands. No experience is necessary for this activity. 

Hiking 101: Trail Tips for Beginners - Orchard Hills
Date:
Tue, 05/28/2024
Time:
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where:
Orchard Hills
Difficulty Rating:
2
Distance:
1 miles
Minimum Age:
6
Spaces Left:
Registration for this event opens at 8:00am on 05/13/2024
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