Mountains Restoration Trust has expanded its educational programs to seniors, offering a series of naturalist classes geared toward adult interests. Discover special places within the mountains, learn about local nature and meet others to enjoy the great outdoors with. Our classes offer a range of topics: nature studies, culture, gardening, and walkabouts to enhance your enjoyment of living in or near the Santa Monica Mountains.
The MRT Senior Naturalist Program is being offered through the Calabasas Community Services Department.
Register online at Calabasas Online Class Registration
Space is limited and reservations are required.
For more information about a program, contact Susan Haugland at 818-591-1701 ext. 212
or email email@example.com.
Current Program Schedule for Fall:
September 18, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm $10.00 8 person minimum 15 person maximum
Learn about the local history followed by a walk-about along a year-round creek surrounded by oaks and other native plants. Feel the breeze and the sun on our shoulders, smell the country scent while we experience the peace that nature inspires, beckoning us to come back.
October 9, 2012
9:00 am to 12:00 pm $40.00 10 person minimum 15 person maximum
Have you ever seen a decorated gourd or a bird house made from a gourd? The history of gourds goes way back in history but you can make your very own right here in Calabasas.
October 20, 2012
10 am to 12:00 pm $15.00
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm $15.00 12 person minimum 20 person maximum
We will learn about the night sky with the aid of telescopes. There will be a guest speaker to guide us through the stars, planets, nebulae and constellations. Dress warm.
Native American Culture
November 6, 2012
10:00 am to 12:00 pm $10.00 8 person minimum 12 person maximum
Learn about the local Native American Indians that inhabited Calabasas and other parts of the Santa Monica Mountains. These clever people had a use for just about anything and lived comfortably in these mountains for thousands of years. We will see and have a discussion on the use of different native plants, rocks, bones, etc. on a short walk and talk about how they cared for the land. We will make paint from rocks found on the trail, grind acorns, and do a Native American craft. Artifacts will be on display.
December 11, 2012
10:00 am to 12:pm $10.00 8 person minimum 15 person maximum
Do you know what to do if you get lost while hiking? Anyone, any age, even on a short hike can get lost. This program offers plenty of tips on how to stay safe and comfortable until help arrives. Wear sturdy shoes.
Classes are held at the Historic Masson House at 23075 Mulholland Hwy, Calabasas 91302