Sign up for LARPD Ranger-Led Nature Programs for July on the LARPD website or call (925) 373-5700 to register. Visitors can also drop-in to a program and pay there, but by registering in advance, it would help ensure that the program will be held. Programs are subject to cancellation if there are not enough people pre-registered.

Pre-registration is requested for all July Ranger Programs with the exception of "Nature Storytime."

4th of July Hike at Sycamore Grove: Thursday, 7/4 8 PM Sycamore Grove, 1051 Wetmore Road; Join Ranger Glen on a hike to one of the highest hills in the park to get a different perspective on the fireworks show in the Tri-Valley and maybe see nocturnal wildlife. Hike will be four miles round-trip, including a moderate hill climb. Bring a blanket or camp chair to sit on. Meet at 1051 Wetmore Road. Registration required.

Class #7123 $5/$6

Creek Crawl: Sunday, 7/14 2 PM Sycamore Grove, 1051 Wetmore Road; Join ranger Amy for fun exploration for all ages. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Meet Ranger Amy at the Wetmore Entrance to Sycamore Grove Park.

Class #7005 Age 18+ $5/$6

Class #7006 Age 2-17 $1/$2

The Way of the Ohlone: Saturday, 7/20 10 AM Sycamore Grove, 5049 Arroyo Road; What was it like to live in the Livermore Valley before the Europeans arrived? How did the native people feed themselves, get married, or cure themselves when they were sick? Join Ranger Darren to catch a glimpse into the daily life of the original inhabitants of the area and unlock the secrets of how they survived and thrived for thousands of years. We will start with a slow-paced walk to look at some of the plants and animals that were important to them, and then look at some replicas of their tools and baskets.

Class #7014 Age 18+ $5/$6

Turtles: Sunday, 7/21 2 PM Sycamore Grove, 5049 Arroyo Road. They come in different shapes and sizes. They live in different environments, from the ocean to the desert and everywhere in between. Some are small and some are the size of a small car. Join us today to learn about that charming group of reptiles – the turtles. There will be live specimens for us to look at.

Class #7007 Age 18+ $5/$6

Class #7008 Age 2-17 $1/$2

Nature Storytime: Saturday, 7/27 10:30 AM; Sycamore Grove Park, Reservable Picnic Area (up the road towards the Veterans Hospital) Learn about local aquatic wildlife at a special Storytime in the park with a Livermore librarian. After Storytime, explore the pond with a LARPD Naturalist! Wear closed-toe shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Please call the library at (925) 373-5504 for directions to our tricky- to-find meeting location.

All Ages - free library program