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The Nature Center

Nature Center Building

The Nature Center offers many activities throughout the Spring, Fall, and Summer including events and learning stations.  In the Winter the Trails remain open; however, the Center activities are limited due to the weather.

Educational Programs

Education programs are sponsored and conducted by the Oak Grove Docent Council. The primary focus of the Nature Center programs is on local wildlife, their native habitats, and the early residents of the oak grove, specifically the Miwok and Yokuts tribes.
Presentations available include:

  • Nature Center Tour
  • Trail Hike and Nature Center Tour

Call for more information (209) 953-8814.

The Nature Center

Nature Nights! at the Oak Grove Nature Center.

Nature Nights features guest speakers and/or activities that let us learn more about the world around us here in San Joaquin County and California. Talks are held once a month on Friday evenings during the school year and twice a month or more on Thursday evenings during the summer. Check the Events Calendar for programs, dates and times.

Within the Nature Center:

  • Displays focused on the inhabitants of the Oak Woodlands including:
    • Native Animal Dioramas
    • Preserved Wildlife Specimens
    • Yokuts and Miwok Tribal Artifacts and History
    • Live Native Animals
    • Claudia Landeen School Science Project on Owl Diets
  • Hands-On Exhibits including:
    • Animal Skins and Skulls
    • Microscopes and Specimens to look at
    • Gall Wasp Nests
  • Children's Activities including:
    • Nature Block Puzzles
    • Pump Drill Experiments
    • Acorn Pounding