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Filoli is closed until Tuesday, February 7, 2017. Please join us when we reopen.

Nature Education

How to Register

Use the link below each class to register or call 650–364–8300, ext. 508, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Refund Policy

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Sally MacBride, one of the founders of the Filoli Nature Education Program and dedicatee of the Filoli Nature Museum, on the goal of the program:

Adult Education at Filoli: Nature Education Hike

“To promote awareness, respect for and understanding of the importance and total interrelatedness of the natural resources of the earth, and all forms of life, by sharing the undeveloped portion of Filoli with the community, young and old, through a program of informative walks.”

Our students say it best…

“This was by far one of the most informative and educational classes that I’ve attended in many years.” From Basic Animal Tracking and Awareness.

“Wonderful, approachable, personable, knowledgeable.” From The Mystery of Bird Song with David Lukas.

“Loved the stories, insights, and challenging thoughts that the docents brought up. thanks so much for a great tour!” From a Nature Hike attendee.

2016 Classes

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photo of group on a newt exploration


Urban Beekeeping 101

Saturday, August 20 – This class emphasizes harvesting and preparing for winter.
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Instructors: Charlie Blevins, San Francisco Beekeepers Association

Come learn the basics of beekeeping with Instructor Charlie Blevins of Habitat for Honeybees. Class will cover everything from hive setup to regular maintenance of your colony. No experience or prior knowledge of bees is required as we will bring you up to speed on how these fascinating creatures operate - as well as why they need our help.

Fee for each class: $45 members; $50 non–members.