Next week marks the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year – a celebration marking the first days of the new lunar calendar year. As the “Year of the Horse” comes to a close, learn about Chinese Zodiac animal signs and their meanings during Thursday’s Celebrating Cultures in Nature—Chinese New Year event.
Join Irvine Ranch Conservancy volunteer naturalists in OC Parks’ Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve for an informative and family-friendly hike as they discuss the Chinese New Year and the traits of the various animals that represent a given year.
The activity is part of an ongoing series of outdoor experiences that explore how different cultures celebrate nature. The goal of the “Celebrate Cultures in Nature” series is to acknowledge and celebrate the cultural diversity found in Orange County while connecting people to local open spaces.
In March, the series returns with Celebrate Cultures in Nature—Springtime Sensations. Participants will learn how different cultures celebrate springtime, and learn about the various treats that animals eat in spring within Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve.
“Celebrate Cultures in Nature” is an ongoing series, and will continue into the spring and summer months. These programs are free, and pre-registration is required. To learn more and to register, visit www.LetsGoOutside.org/activities.