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Public Interpretive Programs

Published on: 10/29/2020 2:55 PM

Upcoming Virtual Programs 

Due to COVID-19 all park interpretive activities are taking place online. For more information on the programs below or other interpretive programs with Santa Clara County Parks, contact

Note: All programs are free but require signups.

Celebrate 175 years of New Almaden Mining History
Celebrate 175 years of New Almaden Mining History

October | Virtual Play Like a Miner
Our most popular annual event at Casa Grande is going virtual. Visit our museum website for an activity book to download. Fun videos will air in October, and sign up for our kid-friendly cookie mining competition on 10/29 at 3:30pm. Register here! ​For more information, contact

The final Mercury Minutes videos debut in November. Missed the first 5? Find them here.
Thu. 11/1 Mercury Minutes video: Toxic Legacy Transformed into Open Space 
Join Park Interpreter Rob as he explores how the toxic landscape left behind by the mercury mining companies was cleaned up to create Almaden Quicksilver County Park

Thu. 11/12 Mercury Minutes video: New Almaden Rejuvenates and Educates
Join Park Interpreter Victoria as she explores the remaining historic structures of Almaden Quicksilver County Park and how this restored landscape welcomes everyone to enjoy, recreate and rejuvenate on its 37-miles of trails.

Virtual Programs:

Bats:  Superheroes of the Night imageBats: Superheroes of the Night 
Tuesday, November 17 | 3 - 4 pm

Join Park Interpreter Victoria for this family-friendly virtual program that investigates the mysteries and myths of bats. Listen to a story about bats, and then discover why these creatures are so important to Santa Clara County Parks on a special after-hours virtual walk. 
Click here​ to sign up.

Parks Trivia Night imageParks Trivia Night! 
Thursday, November 12 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Join us via Zoom for our free monthly Parks Trivia game show and put your knowledge to the test! Questions will highlight nature, history, and fun facts about our 28 Santa Clara parks. 1st place winners will receive a prize. All are welcome to join, even if you have a thorax, antennae and 6 legs! Are you up for the challenge? Best for ages 12+.
Click here to sign up.

Turkey Vulture ImageTurkey Vultures – Our Flying Janitors 
Saturday,  November 28 | 10:30 - 11:15 am

This holiday season let’s turn our attention to a different kind of turkey, the turkey vulture! Learn how turkey vulture's incredible adaptations help them survive and thrive while also playing an important role in keeping ecosystems healthy and clean. Join park interpreter Travis, via Zoom, to explore nature’s flying janitors. Best for ages 12+
Click here to sign up.

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