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 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). In November 2015, Los Serenos also received a grant for our WOW program from the Employees Community Fund of Boeing California (please click HERE for information on the grant presentation). 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
Abalone coveSunday, February 7, 2016 (1:30 pm) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. These tide pools are 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.)

Forrestal Nature ReserveSaturday, February 27, 2016 (10:00 AM) ~ Forrestal Nature Reserve. Walk through the coastal sage scrub habitat and learn about the local geology. With the rains we've had, the plants should be starting to bloom. Enjoy the scenic view of the coastline from the Forrestal terrain. (Moderate.)

Eastern Bluff at Trump NationalSaturday, March 12, 2016 (10 am - 4 pm) ~ Join us for the 32nd Whale of A Day Celebration which is a celebration of the migration of the grey whales from Alaska to Baja, Mexico and back. Enjoy the fun, food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun day. The event is free as is the parking (park at City Hall (30940 Hawthorne Blvd.)) and take the FREE shuttle to and from PVIC. RAIN CANCELS!
Sunday, April 3, 2016 (Noon) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Come tour the tide pools. Learn about the marine life that resides in this special and unique environment. This is a moderate to strenuous 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.)
Beginning of Alta Vicente TrailSaturday, April 23, 2015 (3:00 PM) ~ Alta Vicente Reserve ~Walk the Alta Vicente Trail through coastal sage habitat. See WWII and cold war installations, visit one of the original Japanese farms, enjoy the wildflowers and spectacular coastal views. Meet at the RPV City Hall parking lot. (Moderate.)

Forrestal Nature ReserveSaturday, May 21, 2016 (10:00 AM) ~ Forrestal Nature Reserve. Walk through the coastal sage scrub habitat and learn about the local geology. (Moderate.)

NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!
(For a current hike calendar, please click HERE.)
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