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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

Beginning Birding - Fall Session

August 25, 2017

Interested in birds but donít know where to start? This class will introduce the basics of birding, from binoculars to ethics.

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Once Upon a Time in California...

September 04, 2017

Author Mallory OíConnor visits the Nature Center to provide insight into her new novel, American River: Tributaries. She'll also share about her experiences growing up on a ranch in Carmichael and knowing Effie Yeaw herself!

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Belize Adventure

January 29, 2018

A nine-day adventure in Belize including tours of wildlife sanctuaries and rainforests, a boat trip to an ancient Mayan city, snorkeling and sea kayaking. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Nature Center and ARNHA.

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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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An American River Almanac contains inspiring essays and photos


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

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