July 2014 Things to do in HB

June 30, 2014

It’s Summertime and there is SO much to do in Huntington Beach. Highlighted below are activities outdoors – it is Summer after all!) happening around town in July (and a hint at August!)

Bolsa Chica Wetlands Contact: info@bolsachica.org


Public Tour - Free


Sat Jul 12, 2014 10am – 12pm Pacific Time


3842 Warner Ave, HB 92649 (map)

Take a guided tour of Bolsa Chica and learn about the history, wildlife, and

restoration of the wetlands! What you need: close-toed shoes, water,

and sunscreen/hat. Cameras/binoculars are welcomed!


Animal Feeding Day - Free


Sat Jul 12, 2014 12pm – 1pm Pacific Time


3842 Warner Ave, HB 92649 (map)

Come join us to learn more about the animals at our interpretive center!

During the feeding, we will cover feeding habits and general biology and

anatomy of our reptiles and marine animals! *Please note: snake

feedings involve live mice.*

Other programs at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands

  • First Saturday of the Month - The Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers free tours from 9 am to 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month. Meet in the parking lot off Pacific Coast Highway, across from the entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Docents will be stationed on or near the footbridge. Tours begin every 15 minutes and include five areas of interest: history, birds, endangered species, ecology, and restoration. Amigos de Bolsa Chica also offers other tours by reservation. For more information, call 714-840-1575 or visit the Amigos de Bolsa Chica website.
  • Second Saturday of the Month - Tour the wetlands with the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. Tours begin at the interpretive center off Warner Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Bolsa Chica Conservancy also offers private tours of the wetlands to customize your learning experience. To schedule a tour or for more information, call 714-846-1114 or visit the Bolsa Chica Conservancy website.
  • Third Sunday of the Month - Join the Bolsa Chica Land Trust for a free tour on the third Sunday of each month at 10 am. The two-hour tour begins in the parking lot off Pacific Coast Highway, across from the entrance to Bolsa Chica State Beach. Learn about the history of Bolsa Chica, its wildlife, and plant life. Literature and merchandise will also be available. For more information, call 714-964-8170 or visit the Bolsa Chica Land Trust website.

Coming in August (apply now)

Youth Leadership in Environmental Program (YLEAP): ages 13 - 17

The 2014 YLEAP training will be held August 4th to 7th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  To participate, students must complete an application form, write a one-page essay on a given prompt, and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, school administrator or community leader such as a church pastor, scout leader, etc.  A $200 fee applies to participate in the program.  If you are interested in applying for YLEAP for the 2014-2015 year, please contact Molly Burdick-Whipp at 714.846.1114, molly@bolsachica.org, or use the form below.

Shipley Nature Trails

17851 Goldenwest Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Located North of the intersection of Goldenwest and Talbert.

Self-Guided Trails

Enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Shipley’s 18 acres of restored California native habitat through a self-guided tour of the grounds. Feel free to explore and wander along our 4,000 feet of well-maintained walking trails that meander through a number of unique plant communities surrounding Blackbird Pond. If it is your first visit, please borrow a printed Trail Guide obtained at the entrance of the Interpretive Building.

July 10, Thursday 6-8 pm   The Raptors of Orange County

Peggy Chase returns with her wonderful raptor friends. She will share her experiences and knowledge of these wonderful birds. Some you may have seen at Shipley.

July 17, Thursday 6-8 pm   Bats

Professional wildlife biologist Steve Norton will be here to share his knowledge of Bats and how they are a remarkably important part of our ecosystem.

July 24, Thursday 6-8 pm    Water, & Not a Drop 2 Use

Speaker Sylvia Franklin with the City of Huntington Beach will show us where our water comes from and how to conserve during the drought in California.

July 31,   Thursday 8-10 pm  Explore Skies above Shipley

Join us as we are visited by the Orange County Astronomers who will help us explore nearby planets and star systems light years away! Our evening hours will be extended to allow for this not to be missed event.


For information on Inside the Outdoors programs, call (714) 708-3885. You can also find out more from the Inside The Outdoors website, located here and the flyer for the day camp is here:  ITO Summer Camp Flyer 2014.


Surfin-Sundays Concert



Pier Plaza: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

714-960-3483 www.surfingmuseum.org


Curl Riders (Craig Skelly)

Reef Riders (Nor Cal)


Tequila Worms

3 Balls of Fire