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Family Forest Bathing Walk Exploring Darkness and Light

Bear Valley Visitor Center 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

This is a forest bathing walk where children and youth are encouraged to take the lead!Youth and children are encouraged to take the lead during this family-friendly forest bathing experience. We will have a slow meander in the woods, intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world. Through a series … Continued

Winter Birds of Tomales Bay

Route One Bakery 27000 California 1, Tomales, CA

Tomales Bay is an important area for thousands of waterbirds. Visit sites along the East Shore to observe shorebirds, raptors and more!Tomales Bay provides wintering habitat for thousands of loons, grebes, ducks and other waterbirds. The tidal flats, marshes, rocky shores, and beaches provide diverse feeding areas for raptors, shorebirds and waders. We will focus … Continued

$80.00 - $90.00

Mushroom Identification

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Explore the mysterious and fascinating world of wild mushrooms in Point Reyes.A class designed for beginner to intermediate mushroom enthusiasts.  Basics of the identification process and general mushroom understanding will be discussed, and then a foray into the nearby woods in search of seasonal fungi.  Instructor will provide fresh wild specimens, and participants are encouraged … Continued

$80.00 - $90.00

Inverness Ridge: The Missing Piece

Bear Valley Visitor Center 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Explore geologic features evidencing the displacement of the Point Reyes peninsula northward along the San Andreas fault.The Point Reyes peninsula is a migrant, having traveled several hundred miles northward from its place of origin. Time and tectonics have left their mark on the landscape, telling a story of epic proportion. The story is there for … Continued

$60.00 - $70.00

UC Climate Stewards Program at Point Reyes

Help your community find resilience in a changing climate...become a certified Climate Steward!Climate Stewards is an exciting initiative from the University of California Cooperative Extension in partnership with the Point Reyes National Seashore Association. In this program you will learn more about the science of climate change, how to communicate more effectively about this issue, … Continued

$500.00

Take Flight! Beginning Birding for Families

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Children are naturally fascinated by birds. Learn to foster their excitement with games and skills for enjoying birds together everywhere!Discover why birding has become a popular family hobby during this hands-on beginning birding class. We will begin our day exploring skulls, bones, feathers, and nests. After learning field identification basics, we’ll hit the trail with … Continued

$15.00

Animal Tracking and Awareness

Bear Valley Visitor Center 1 Bear Valley Visitor Center Access Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Learn to understand the animal signs that surround us in every landscape and how to read the stories they tell.We will wander and wonder for a few hours, at a very slow pace, learning to see and understand the myriad animal signs that surround us in every landscape, and how to read the stories they … Continued

$80.00 - $90.00

Drawing Spring Flowers in Colored Pencil and Watercolor Pencil

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Use botanical drawing techniques and the basics of color theory to draw daffodils, tulips, and all spring flowers with more vibrant color.Join me to draw the flowers of spring, daffodils, tulips, fruit tree blossoms, wildflowers or whatever is happening in your world at this time of year. Colored Pencils are a fun, safe, and portable … Continued

$50.00 - $60.00

Into the Spring Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

Slow down to explore and engage with the forest as we reflect together on the arrival of spring and the return of light.Forest Bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which can be loosely translated to “taking in the medicine of the forest”. This practice was established in the 1980s in Japan as a direct response to declining health … Continued

$50.00 - $60.00

Geology of the San Andreas Fault, North American, and Pacific Plates

Millerton Point 15475 California 1, Inverness, CA

Examine oyster fossils and and metamorphic rocks on each side of the San Andreas fault to piece together the geologic story of Point Reyes.Explore the different geology of the North American and Pacific Plates on opposite sides of the San Andreas Fault at Tomales Bay State Park. The morning hike at low tide examines river … Continued

$70.00 - $80.00

Grab Your Camera and Go! Travel Photography with the iPhone

Red Barn 75 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes Station, CA

Learn settings and compositional elements to capture the magic and excitement of your travel adventures with your iPhone camera!Traveling with your iPhone is the Best! Photograph that grand landscape, capture the wonderful faces of the land you travel, create a unique image of that iconic building—all with your phone.Learn settings, compositional elements; and how to … Continued

$80.00 - $90.00

Family Forest Bathing Walk

Muddy Hollow Trailhead 169 Limantour Rd, Inverness, CA

This is a forest bathing walk where children and youth are encouraged to take the lead!Youth and children are encouraged to take the lead during this family-friendly forest bathing experience. We will have a slow meander in the woods, intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world. Through a series … Continued

$15.00 - $25.00