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2019-2020 Exploring Our Sense of Place is Currently Open For Registration

The 2019-2020 Exploring Our Sense of Place (ESP) program with our friends at the San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy is currently open for enrollment. Enrollment is limited to 26 in order to maximize the experience for participants. Enrollment will close on August 12th, 2019 (or when full).

Participants, or "explores," will experience the San Dieguito River Valley and watershed in all seasons. The path begins at Volcan Mountain in Julian and continues through the valley to North Beach, Del Mar.

Many of the excursions include areas that are not open to the public. Hikers are exposed to the area's history, geology, native inhabitants, plants and wildlife. Recognizing the importance of connecting people with nature, a special "reflection time" is set aside at each event.

Through these encounters explores will connect to the River Valley with their hearts and minds. The eight excursions are held monthly from September through May, including a welcome reception at the Del Mar Powerhouse and seven outings with experts in a variety of topics.

A graduation luncheon and celebration take place at the San Dieguito Lagoon at the end of the program. Many explorers continue to participate in ESP Alumni hikes and educational experiences.

The enrollment fee is $250 per person or $450 per couple. Get more details and enroll here.