Becoming a Nature Guide!

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Our school programs have resumed!!! We are in need of volunteer Nature Guides. To join, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rocco, at 760-419-6034 or Or stop by the Nature Center and fill out a short form.

If you love nature and enjoy working with children, we have an opportunity for you! Nature Guides engage our youngest visitors in several ways

  • Classroom Tours: Elementary-school children visit our center for a guided tour and short lessons on topics such as animals of the lagoon, insects, Native Americans, our watershed, and more.
  • Special Events: Activity-filled days like Summer Camp and Endangered Species Day offer the community many ways to engage with nature and conservation
  • Sharing Our Shores: Each winter and Spring, third and fourth graders are intruduced to Snowy Plovers, Least Terns, and their endangered habitats.

We need folks, 18 years and older, who would enjoy teaching young children about nature. We provide your training and materials. Your time commitment is up to you.

Please join our team of volunteers, Contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Rocco, at 760-419-6034 or Or stop by the Nature Center and fill out a short form.


Making a difference is a lot of fun!

Donations that make a difference!

Your donation will help us further our mission of providing nature-based education to local children, offering birding classes and other programs, protecting and restoring North County wildlife habitats, and more!

Our Mission

To protect and preserve our region's birds, biodiversity, and threatened habitats, and to promote conservation of our natural resources through advocacy, education, and both habitat restoration and management.

Mailing Address

Buena Vista Audubon
PO Box 480
Oceanside, CA 92049

Nature Center

2202 S. Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054



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Wednesday 10 am-1 pm
Thursday 10 am-1 pm
Friday 10 am-1 pm
Saturday 10 am-1 pm

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