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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

Oh Deer!

November 18, 2018

1:30pm - The bucks are in their glory, with beautiful antler crowns. Grab your binoculars or borrow some from us and catch a closer look at the black-tailed deer in their oak woodland home while learning more about their world.

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Born in the USA - Bald Eagles on the American River

December 05, 2018

Susan Maxwell Skinner shares up-close and personal photographs and observations from her long study of the bald eagles' nest on the lower American River.

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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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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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150 Frequently Seen Birds features full color images of many species of California's Great Valley


Learn even more about local wildlife and history through ARNHA's publications, sold online and in our gift shop!

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