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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

Intro to eBird

April 21, 2018

Discover a new world of birding! eBird uses technology to harness the power of observations made by people like you. Learn how to use this tool in this exciting program.

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Birding for Families

April 21, 2018

10:30am - Bring the family out for a birding and nature walk led by a Naturalist and our special guest guides from the Sacramento Audubon Society. Birdwatchers of all levels welcomed. Make sure to bring your binoculars, or we can loan you a pair.

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Earth Day Walk

April 22, 2018

1:30pm - Take time to appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature this Earth Day with a hike. Join a Naturalist as we explore the variety of local wildlife and plants that call this oak woodland home.

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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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