California Nursery Historical Park
project of the City of Fremont and Math Science Nucleus
REGISTER ONLINE starting in Feb (through City of Fremont)
History of California
April 29, May 20,
June 17, Saturday
(I hour lecture;
1 hour tour)
California Nursery Office Museum
$15.00 per person
Adult tour (children 10
and above may attend)
The importance of this site spans from the Ohlone, Mission
and Rancho Era. The people associated with this site
helped to transform the State of California into an agricultural giant.
Learn how Niles agriculture had a strong tie to San
Francisco and Fresno.
Lecture will go over
the buildings that are still on the property and the
people associated with them. Talk will
highlight California Nursery's role in the Panama Pacific
International Exposition (1915); Golden
Gate International Exposition (GGIE) (1939 and
1940); the people that made the
California Nursery grow into the largest nursery
along the West Coast. Tour
will go through the exhibits and walk on the
property to point out historic trees and how they
shaped agriculture in California.
Fremont History Series
Make, Take and
Explore (7-10 yrs)
April 9, May 7, June 11,
$19.00 per child (includes
(lecture, tour, make and take)
(start): meet at Vallejo Adobe
Trees for a Growing California -
Students will learn how to identify trees
and to discover the uses of the different
trees within the park. They will make
palm frond art, compare needle leaf and
broad leaf trees. Students will
collect different parts of a tree.
They will never look at a tree the same way
Vallejo Adobe and Rancho Era
- Students will learn the history of the
Fremont area after the collapse of the
Missions in California. They will
learn about the vaqueros and their way of
life in the Fremont area, including horse,
cattle, and wheat. Students will learn
how to make adobe bricks.
Growing up Ohlone: Native
Americans lived on this land because it was
near to Alameda Creek where they could fish
and go to the hills to find acorns.
Learn about how California Live Oak and
other trees that they depended on for food.
Dissect tules and make different models that
young Ohlones would play with.
Owl on the Prowl
Critters at Night (6-adult;family event)
April 19,20,21,22 (Wed - Sat)
cost: $15.00 per
(start): California Nursery Office
California Nursery Historical Park has many old
trees that are ideal for Owls and other Raptors to
roost, nest and hunt in search of food. Bring your
flashlight and walk through the grounds at dusk,
this is a good time to spot an owl in the trees or
hunting for prey.
Meet at the California
Nursery Office for an introduction to owls and then
walk at the sun goes down you will look and listen
for the raptors that hunt at night. Discover owl
pellets and the bones of what the owls ate at the
Vallejo Adobe. Other family members (adults and
kids) are invited to register. Other night birds
will also be seen in this forest in a park.
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36501 Niles Blvd, Fremont
(entrance Nursery Ave and Niles Blvd)
powerpoint presentation on history