Los Serenos

Los Serenos LogoLos Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Preserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National.  Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes.

In addition to assisting and supporting the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' parks and the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the members of Los Serenos sponsor additional programs for Peninsula and outreach students.  In April 2013, Los Serenos received a grant for our WOW program from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California (please click HERE for information on the grant presentation). In December 2014, the Julius Sumner Miller Foundation, a longtime sponsor of the WOW program, awarded Los Serenos de Point Vicente, a grant in support of the program for the 2014-2015 school year (please click HERE for a description of the grant).  For a more detailed description of these programs, please click HERE.

Los Serenos also has three programs for our Peninsula students; i.e., the Junior Docent Program, 6th Grade Geology Program and the 4th Grade Natural History Program. For the last two years, the City of Rancho Palos Verdes provided grant funding to these three programs. Los Serenos recently received an additional grant from the Kiwanis of Rolling Hills Estates in support of the 4th Grade Program. Please click HERE for the the grant presentation.

City of Rancho Palos Verdes Logo.Los Serenos also co-sponsors the annual Whale of a Day Celebration with the City of Rancho Palos Verdes. In 2016, the WOAD celebration will be on Saturday, March 12.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Point Vicente LighthouseAugust 22, 2015 (10 am) ~ PVIC/PV Lighthouse/Vicente Bluff Reserve. Join the docents for a tour of the Interpretive Center, the Point Vicent Lighthouse* (open only to members of the tour) and a stroll along the Vicente bluff top at Oceanfront Estates. Easy. Bring your lunch, sit at the top of the amphitheater and enjoy the view. (*NOTE: The Lighthouse itself may be closed for maintenance but the grounds and exhibit center will be available.)
Beach Clean UpSeptember 19, 2015 (9 am - Noon) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park Coastal Clean Up Day. (Coastal Clean Up Day)  ~ Bring the family to help clean the beach. Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Refreshments served. Wear study shoes. Parking Fee is waived for the event.
October 17, 2015 (3:00 pm) ~ Switchback Trail at Trump National Golf Course. Walk the switchback trail to the beach and learn about our local geology and fall blooming habitat. Be sure to stay and watch the sunset from beautiful Founders Park. (Park in the public lot located to the left of the club house).
Abalone coveNovember 14, 2015 (3:30 pm) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Come and tour the tide pools teeming with facinating marine life. This is a moderate hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. (Parking fee is waived up to 45 minutes prior to (and 30 minutes after) the event.)
Bat Star, Abalone Cove, Rancho Palos Verdes, CADecember 12, 2015 (2:30 pm) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Bring your holiday guests to see and tour the tide pools. Learn about the marine life that reside in this special and unique environment. This is a moderate hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. (Parking fee is waived up to 45 minutes prior to (and 30 minutes after) the event.)
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!
(For a current hike calendar, please click HERE.)
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