Natural World

Natural World

Saturday, August 16, 2014 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Until Marconi's invention of wireless radio transmission in the late 1890s/early 1900s, ships sailed from port and disappeared until they arrived at their destination. In 1905, maritime radio station KPH began transmitting from the top of the San Francisco's Palace...

Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Come meet the local hero of the California Coast.  The sea otter’s story is both tragic and inspiring. Nearly extinct at the beginning of the 20th century, the sea otter's remarkable recovery offers humankind hope of restoring the health of our coast. The day will...

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Discover the diversity of Point Reyes geology by taking short hikes at three classic locations. Our first hike will be to the Point Reyes Lighthouse with beautiful views of the rugged coast and special exposures of a volcanic and granitic conglomerate, which is...

Saturday, October 18, 2014 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

What do glow worms, algal blooms, and red tides have in common?  Join Cathleen for a magical evening at the beach to learn about bioluminescence. What it is, how it works, Who does it and WHY?  There will be lively discussions as we wait & watch the waves for the...

Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Point Reyes peninsula extends into the California Current and collects floating marine debris and plastic pollution from local and global sources along the over 80 miles of shoreline within its boundaries. What is marine debris and how does it impact ocean...

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Discover the interesting geology along the San Francisco waterfront in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) from Fort Mason to the San Andreas Fault in Daly City. San Francisco is underlain by five terranes or blocks comprised of rocks that formed in...

Friday, November 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 30, 2014 - 2:00pm

Spend a wild and woodsy weekend in the forests of Point Reyes at the height of our local mushroom season. Instructor David Campbell will guide beginning and intermediate mushroom enthusiasts on a series of forays into the rich and diverse wild mushroom habitats all...