Michele Whiteaker

By Michele Whiteaker

Michele Whiteaker




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Family hike through Round Canyon engages little ones in learning about wildlife

The Irvine Ranch Conservancy runs some amazing outdoor programs for a range of interests and ages. One of their latest offerings peaked my interest because it’s specifically for the 3 to 6 year old set. It’s a new program called “Sounds of the Season” and right now families will explore the landscape and wildlife from “Winter to Spring.”

Join the Irvine Ranch Conservancy on a fun filled adventure to discover the unique ways animals and birds in Round Canyon adapt their life cycle to the changing seasons. Families will take a short and easy nature walk, stopping several times to make fun nature sounds and wiggle like a real Round Canyon resident! Be ready for their fun outdoor adventure by wearing comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. Off-road strollers are welcome!

This program is perfect for the whole family, including off-road strollers! Parents and children will have an opportunity to take a little stroll through Round Canyon, nothing too challenging for little ones. While exploring the canyon, kids will discover what life is like for Acorn Woodpeckers, how the rain affects life in the canyon, and how flowers grow up nice and strong! In addition to hiking, children will create a fun craft to take home and enjoy! This program is geared for kids ages 3 – 6 years of age, but wee little ones are welcome as well. All children need to be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

Wednesday, February 15th 10:00am to 11:30am Round Canyon

Thursday, March 15th 10:00am to 11:30am Round Canyon

You must register for the event, but it’s FREE.  The Conservancy plans to offer this as a series, keeping Sounds of the Season but rolling through Winter to Spring, Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall and ending the year with Fall to Winter — so keep your eyes on the IRLandmarks.org website.

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