|Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week along the bay at the Chula Vista Nature Center, Saturday, October 18-- an event sponsored by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Enjoy birding and nature tours, special guest speakers and performers, children’s environmental activities and crafts and more. Admission to the Nature Center, located on the Sweetwater Marsh, will be free. The fun begins at 10 a.m. and ends when the center closes at 5 p.m.
National Wildlife Refuge Week recognizes the wonders and significance of the nation’s 550 refuges. Celebrations throughout the country are scheduled for this week.
Activities and performances include:
The Nature Center is an internationally recognized zoo/aquarium, exhibiting plants and animals native to San Diego Bay and wetland habitats.
- Running Grunion by Abel Silvas--a combination of comedy, storytelling, and mime offering an interpretation of Native American history and culture from past to present
- Rat Pack Frank—a kid-themed nature tour
- Dr. Zoolittle —a fun and interactive presentation, helping children discover that science is fun
- Dr. Brian Joseph—presentation about the Bottlenose dolphin health assessment investigation
- Firefighting Demonstration by the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge Fire Crew
- Nature-Themed Arts & Crafts
Check the schedule of events on the Nature Center’s website at www.cvnc.us or call us at (619) 409-5900.