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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

American River the Beautiful

July 01, 2017

10:30am - Come celebrate the beauty of the American River this 4th of July weekend. Join a Naturalist for a walk and learn about this historic and beautiful waterway.

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Beat the Heat!

July 08, 2017

10:30am - Take time to appreciate trees for all the shade they provide by enjoying a leisurely morning walk on the Preserve trails. Join a Naturalist as you watch for deer, hawks, woodpeckers and much more before the afternoon heats up.

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Deer and Fawn Storytime

July 20, 2017

10:30am - We invite you and your preschooler to join us for a whimsical journey into nature through stories, songs and crafts. And if time allows, you'll meet and learn about one of our friendly, resident animals!

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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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