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Whales of Monterey Bay (Virtual)

Seacliff State Beach 201 State Park Drive, Aptos, CA, United States

We get some amazing visitors around Monterey Bay—including the biggest animals that have ever lived! We’ll have a whale of a time as we get to know our […]


Skulls Tell It All! (virtual)

Big Basin Redwoods State Park 21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek, CA, United States

Predator or prey? Herbivore or carnivore? Skulls give us clues to how an animal survives. This interactive program will be broadcast as a Zoom webinar. Registration is required. […]


The Rock Show (Virtual)

Castle Rock State Park 15000 Skyline Blvd., Los Gatos, CA, United States

Castle Rock meets Classic Rock! Learn a little about the park's geology the fun way—with plenty of rock puns and musical tributes to some of the legends of […]


Beary Rare (Virtual)

Rancho del Oso Unit 3600 Highway 1, Davenport, CA, United States

Grizzly bears dominated life in the Santa Cruz Mountains less than 200 years ago. Now the grizzlies are gone and black bear sightings are rarer than Bigfoot. Why […]

Stories of Portola (Virtual)

Portola Redwoods State Park 9000 Portola State Park Road, La Honda, CA, United States

Travel back in time with us as we learn the unique history of Portola and all the communities which have shaped this weird and wonderful place. This interactive […]


Sharks of Monterey Bay (virtual)

Seacliff State Beach 201 State Park Drive, Aptos, CA, United States

Before dinosaurs stalked the earth, sharks ruled the seas. Sharks still reign their watery domains to this day. Let’s look at what’s kept them at the top of […]


Virtual Book Talk: ‘Vesper Flights’ by Helen Macdonald

Bookshop Santa Cruz, in partnership with Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, will host a free online event celebrating the paperback release of Vesper Flights. Registration is required: […]


Volunteer Opportunity: Become a Docent!

Natural Bridges State Beach 2531 West Cliff Drive, Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Training: September 12 through October 13  Want to make a difference? Become a docent at Natural Bridges State Beach and share the beauty of the monarch butterfly with […]

Holiday Sale (Online) 🎁

Shop our ParkStore Online for thoughtful holiday gifts! All proceeds benefit our local state parks and beaches. Friends members receive 30% off on select iconic Michael Schwab park […]