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Effie Yeaw Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Our Visitor Center includes live animal displays, a natural history museum and gift shop.

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Resident Animal Owl

Resident Animals

The Effie Yeaw Nature Center cares for nearly 30 non-releasable animals native to the American River system.

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Morning at the Effie Yeaw Nature Preserve

Nature Preserve

The Nature Center is part of a 100-acre nature preserve with riparian and oak woodlands, shrub lands, meadows, and aquatic habitats.

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Upcoming Events

Deer and Fawn Storytime for Preschoolers

May 25, 2017

10:30-11:30am - Join us for a seasonal tale, songs and a craft. And if there's time, we'll get to meet an animal friend too! Pre-registration required.

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A Journey Through California's Biotic Bounty

June 01, 2017

Discover why California is a natural wonder, unique in all the world! In both a historic and current perspective, this program takes an exciting tour through California's bountiful biotic (plant) zones.

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Educational Opportunities

Kids learning from school tour guide

School Programs

Bring your students to the Nature Center to explore, discover and learn in the outdoors!

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Panning for Gold during Summer Camp

Camps

Explore our nature preserve during our seasonal camps in the summer, fall, winter, and spring.

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Scouts taking picture of water discovery

Group/Scout Tours

Bring your homeschool group on our beautiful nature preserve and explore the animals and plant life in a guided tour.

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