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Upcoming Events

February Camp: Secrets of Animal Senses

Campers will explore Vasona Park to discover the secret ways animals use their senses. They will learn how to send signals and messages to fellow campers just like animals do and create experiments to understand how animals use their senses to communicate. Campers will make musical instruments to investigate sound, create a mystery box to test their tactile tenacity & perform chemistry demonstrations to learn about unseen things animals can detect.

Date:  February 18-22, 2019
Time:
9:00-2:30, after care available
Location:
YSI Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Animal Friends

Meet some of YSI’s beloved animal ambassadors! You will get to meet several of our live animals, learn some neat facts about each one, and even touch them if you’d like! This program is held indoors.

Date: Saturday, January 26
Time:
10:30-11:30am
Location:
YSI Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Cost:
$15 per person
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Story Time at YSI

Follow along with Fletch and Rachael, who go on an adventure as they look for their escaped chinchilla. Hear the story read aloud, meet an animal from the book and explore our Nature Center!

Date: Saturday, February 9
Time:
10:30-11:30am
Location:
YSI Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Cost:
FREE
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Salamander Search

Unravel the secrets of our unique newt population among the redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains! Meet and touch some of our native animal ambassadors on this instructor-led hike. Venture into the newt’s ecosystem to locate these and other native animals in their habitat. Recommended for ages 5+. Choose the session that works best for you!

Cost: $15 per person
Location:
YSI Sanborn Skyline County Park
16055 Sanborn Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Morning 10:00-11:30: Register Here
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - Afternoon: 12:30-2:00:
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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Morning 10:00-11:30:
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Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Afternoon 12:30-2:00:
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What's the Buzz?

Join YSI and local GirlzWurk Honey for an introduction to bees and honey.  All ages welcome!  This program does not include live bees, but does have hands-on components with bee products - including a taste of fresh honey!  Held rain or shine.  Limited space - registration is required.

Date: Saturday, March 2, 2019
Time: 10:30-11:30 am
Location: YSI Vasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Cost: FREE
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