Throughout the year the Reserve offers specials events for familes to enjoy. Check the calendar for event schedules and flyers. Don’t miss these annual events:
San Diego Science Festival – March 16-23, 2013
Join us on Saturday, March 23th at Petco Park for the Science Expo for over 135 hands-on science activities and 12 stage performances for kids of all ages. The event will take place from 10am until 5pm. The Reserve’s booth will feature Wonderful Wetlands! Meet wetland critters, play with a mudflat, be a Tijuana Estuary biologist, and discover why wetlands are important for YOU and for wildlife.
International Migratory Bird Day – Saturday, May 11, 2013
View Flyer – with detailed schedule
An annual celebration of the incredible journeys of migratory birds held on the second Saturday in May. Come increase your knowledge of these fascinating animals through nature walks, crafts, special presentations and anything else we have planned for this year. Visit the International Migratory Bird Day website and gift shop to find out more.
Fiesta del Río – Sunday, September 8, 2013
Celebrating the Tijuana Estuary and its Cultures: where nature and nations meet
On Sunday, September 8, 2013, Imperial Beach Pier Plaza will host a variety of entertainment such as Ms. Smarty Plants with Wetland Wonders, Gadgets and Tools-Past and Present, and Mariachi Estrellas de Chula Vista; tours of the Reserve provided by Tijuana Estuary’s biologists; research and technology themed activities for families and children; and booths featuring Reserve scientists, Think Blue San Diego, Living Coast Discovery Center, and native Kumeyaay arts and crafts. FREE!!! For more details click here. The Fiesta del Río is also a celebration of National Estuaries Day and Refuges Week.
Coastal Cleanup Day – Saturday, September 21, 2013
Celebrated the third Saturday in September, typically from 9am-noon, it is the largest beach and waterway cleanup program with data collection in the world. Volunteers from around the world participate each year – clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers and lakes. Come make a difference and volunteer locally, visit the official International Coastal Cleanup Day website for more information.
For more information, event schedules and ways to get involved with any of the above listed special events please call the Visitor Center at 619-575-3613.