San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

June 28 | July 26 | August 23

Explore San Elijo Lagoon as daytime heat shifts to cool summer evenings. Freshwater and ocean water mingle to create a unique type of wetland called an estuary. Come away with a greater appreciation of why it's important to protect wetland ecosystems.

Thursday, June 28, 6:30–8 pm
Imagine living off the land using resources mostly found in and around the lagoon. Learn about the plants and animals that influenced the lives of Native Americans over the last 10,000 years. 

  • Led by Conservancy Naturalists Kathy Dickey and Susan Elliott

Thursday, July 26: 6:30–8 pm
Step into the world of healing and edible plants in an ethnobotanical tour. We will discuss the western herbalist uses of many native plants we’ll encounter on our hike. Bring a journal or we recommend downloading free apps: Plant Album Lite for iPhone and Plant Diary for Android.

Thursday, August 23: 5:30–7:30 pm
How do plants survive our dry, hot summers? Discover the adaptive features of the reserve’s native plants that are rooted in drought. Learn how to identify diverse plant communities and the unique physical factors that shape these plants into summer survivors.Toast to sunset with naturally sourced foods and drinks infused with lagoon-inspired ingredients.

  • Led by Denise Stillinger MiraCosta Professor and Conservancy founder

Series: $20 Members | $30 Public


Availability description

Fourth Thursdays, June - August. 

Age/Grade Level
Cost Range
Less than $25
Time of Day
Opportunity type
Career Connections
Area of Interest
Biology / LifeSciences
Financial Support or Scholarship Available?
NGSS Aligned?
Location Address:
PO Box 230634, Encinitas, CA, 92023-0634
Contact Name:
Tara Fuad

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

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