Welcome to the Middlebrook Center

  • What’s Happening

    Bonny Doon Ecological Reserve Hiking moves from April 10th to April 23rd.
    Our CNGF Outdoor Hiking Program move to April 23rd 2016. Itinerary Guide: Val Haley Starting time: 11:00 AM (please arrive 15 minutes early) Meeting point: Volunteer Firehouse parking lot. Time: 3-4 hours Ends at Trailhead. We will make a big loop through the reserve. Although its modern iteration began in the 1850s as a logging camp, […]
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    Summer Camp Registration
    If you are looking to preview this year’s summer camp themes or if you’re ready to register your child for camp, please go to the Events page. This is where you will find the information on each week of camp: including price, theme and dates. 
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    Soil Science
    Mediterranean Ecosystems An examination of California’s geological and climatic heritage Mediterranean EcosystemsA Mediterranean climate is characterized by hot, almost completely dry summers, followed by wet and cold winters. This type of weather is commonly found between latitudes 34°-45° in both hemispheres, covering the Mediterranean Basin, California, central Chile, the Cape region of South Africa, along with […]
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    Live Oak School Talk
    Live Oak School Talk A Team Effort: Live Oak Elementary School Garden Project March 14, Monday, 7.30 pm Speakers:  Leigh Klein, Alrie Middlebrook, and Linda Roy UCSC Arboretum Meeting Hall 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz (Turn right at the Arboretum sign — between the Main and the West UC Santa Cruz campus entrances.) Since taking […]
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    Plant of the month – Shooting Stars
    The Shooting Stars are blooming!!!  Sally’s Shooting Star Sidewalk Sale is this Saturday and Sunday onFebruary 27th and 28th at her San Jose house, at 1847 Rochelle Drive, near Leigh and Curtner, from11:00 AM am to 2:00 PM.  Lovely 1-gallons going for $12.00 and ~1/2 gallons for a mere $9.00. Shooting Stars in Their Native Habitat Plus all the proceeds help fund […]
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  • Our Next Events

    Summer Camp Open House – First Saturday
    The public is welcome to stop by to find out about our kids’ summer camp, tour our garden, have a delicious buffet style lunch that has been picked fresh from our garden and learn about our beneficial programs. These events are free but we ask for a donation for the California Native Garden Foundation if […]
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  • Our Next Events

    01 Planet Week Mornings
    Week One:             The first week of camp will focus on ideas such as the big bang, and how the Earth was created. The goal of this week is to help the kids understand their connection to the universe through teaching them about one theory that suggests we are all […]
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  • Our Next Events

    01 Planet Week Afternoons
    Week One: Our Summer will begin and end with a big picture perspective. Your young Earthlings will learn how nature works on a planetary scale, from our place in the Solar System to the history of life on Earth to the cycles that make our biosphere function. Topics Big Bang Planet Formation Gravity/Orbits Space Sun/Stars […]
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  • Our Next Events

    02 Ecosystem Week Mornings
    Week 2:             In this week the campers will learn the difference between terrestrial, oceanic and fresh water ecosystems by building their own terrarium. We will discuss the California ecosystem and biome, and why it is unique, and we will also talk about how ecosystems can be affected by people. This week will end on […]
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  • Our Next Events

    02 Ecosystem Week Afternoons
    Week 2:             In this week the campers will learn the difference between terrestrial, oceanic and fresh water ecosystems by building their own terrarium. We will discuss the California ecosystem and biome, and why it is unique, and we will also talk about how ecosystems can be affected by people. This week will end on […]
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Upcoming Events

Sat 07

Summer Camp Open House – First Saturday

Sat, May 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Middlebrook Center 76 Race Street San Jose CA
Mon 06

01 Planet Week Mornings

Mon, Jun 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 10, 2016
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$190
The Middlebrook Center 76 Race Street San Jose CA
Mon 06

01 Planet Week Afternoons

Mon, Jun 6 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 10, 2016
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$170.00
The Middlebrook Center 76 Race Street San Jose CA
Mon 13

02 Ecosystem Week Mornings

Mon, Jun 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 17, 2016
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$190
The Middlebrook Center 76 Race Street San Jose CA
Mon 13

02 Ecosystem Week Afternoons

Mon, Jun 13 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every day until June 17, 2016
|
$170.00
The Middlebrook Center 76 Race Street San Jose CA

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