Outdoor Adventures

Outdoor Adventures

Sunday, May 8, 2016 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Egert Elan

At the height of springtime we will stroll an easy hike amidst a rich display of Point Reyes wildflowers and birds, and possibly newborn mammals too, in celebration of mothers and the season. This is the perfect opportunity for the entire family to enjoy your local...

Friday, May 13, 2016 -
8:00am to 1:00pm
Wimpfheimer

This outing will concentrate on learning the songs and calls of birds in the area. We will pause often during our four-mile hike through the deep bay-fir forest of Inverness Ridge, oak woodland, coastal scrub, and riparian habitat of Olema Marsh. In addition to the...

Saturday, May 14, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Hoti

Ready for a grand and exciting exploration of the night sky as seen from Point Reyes National Seashore? From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial...

Sunday, May 15, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:30pm
Wimpfheimer

Come explore this watershed from its headwaters to the terminus of Lagunitas Creek as it flows into the bay. We'll start on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, followed by a creek walk below Alpine Lake through a riparian canyon, another creek walk near Samuel P. Taylor...

Saturday, May 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
Wimpfheimer

A cruise along the Napa River is like a voyage into the past. This trip begins at the historic Vallejo and Mare Island waterfront and continues into a different world, one of vineyards, backwater homes, and some of the largest contiguous marshes in the Bay Area. It...

Saturday, May 21, 2016 -
9:00am to 5:00pm
Karachewski

Learn about the eruption of pillow basalts, as well as the deposition of ribbon cherts, shales, and greywacke sandstones by visiting Cronkhite Beach, Point Bonita, and Kirby Cove or Hawk Hill. Participants will also learn about the subduction of the Farallon Plate and...

Sunday, May 22, 2016 -
10:30am to 2:30pm
Vaughn

This full day kayaking exploration will take us to the waters where Tomales Bay opens up to the Pacific Ocean. Seals and sea lions are commonly seen in the waters and on the beaches. Though rare, whales and recently a sea otter have been spotted in this area as well....

Saturday, May 28, 2016 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Freeman

Come enjoy a wonderful low-tide exploration of one of the largest shale reefs in North America. Peering into tidepools, we may see purple sea urchins, giant green anemones, ochre sea stars, and an array of other tidal critters. If we're lucky, we may even find some...

Sunday, June 12, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Giorni

Come explore the beautiful riparian woodland that is Muddy Hollow. We will weave in and out of willow and alder thickets, keeping our ears open for bird song, CA red-legged frog calls, and snake slithers. When we emerge from the hollow, we will be greeted by gorgeous...

Saturday, June 18, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Hoti

Ready for a grand and exciting exploration of the night sky as seen from Point Reyes National Seashore? From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial...

Sunday, June 19, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Sunday, June 19, 2016 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm
Vaughn

We’ll take advantage of the full moon and enjoy a leisurely paddle, starting off into the sunset on the tranquil Tomales Bay. As the moon rises over the hills, we’ll stop and float quietly, listening for the distinct calls of cormorants, before resuming our paddle in...

Saturday, July 9, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Saturday, July 23, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:30pm
Giorni

Walk the edges of Bass lake, listening for the plop, splash, and swish of leaping frogs and shy turtles. Get out and get dirty on this summer herp hunt adventure!

Saturday, July 23, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Hoti

From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial knowledge and enhance your understanding of astronomy through seminar style lectures and unforgettable...

Sunday, July 24, 2016 -
6:30pm to 10:30pm
Vaughn

Dinoflagellates bridge the boundaries between plant and animal because they both photosynthesize (plant) and locomote (animal). These organisms emit short flashes of light when disturbed and can put on quite a show for kayakers. Seasonal schools of sardines and...

Saturday, July 30, 2016 -
6:30am to 5:00pm
Gurrola
Stock

Located 20 miles off the Marin/Sonoma coast and encompassing 1,286 square miles of rich ocean habitat, Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is an oasis for wildlife. On this trip, you will learn how to identify and observe pelagic seabirds, marine mammals, and...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Ellis

Lying at the biologically rich juxtaposition of ocean, marsh, and Drakes Estero, the Limantour Spit is utilized by thousands of birds and seals on their daily and seasonal migrations. Once known as Limantour Drive, the trail weaves between the dunes and a defunct...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
11:00am to 2:00pm
Giorni

Biodiversity abounds at Drakes Estero, from wild Tule elk and soaring hawks to leaping lizards and swimming bat rays. We will shed the layers of the city as we naturalize all the way to Drakes Head, scanning the sky for Western Brown Pelicans and listening for...

Saturday, August 13, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Hoti

From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial knowledge and enhance your understanding of astronomy through seminar style lectures and unforgettable...

Saturday, August 20, 2016 -
8:30am to 4:00pm
Wimpfheimer

Come spend the day observing migrant shorebirds that have traversed thousands of miles from their Arctic breeding areas. Some may stay within these rich habitats well into the winter; others will pause only briefly before traveling south. Join David for a hike on...

Sunday, August 21, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Sunday, August 28, 2016 -
9:30am to 1:30pm
Vaughn

The biologically rich waters of Drakes Estero provide a haven for thousands of shorebirds, harbor seals, bat rays, leopard sharks, and other wildlife. While gliding across the smooth waters of the estero, we’ll look for signs of the geological and cultural past as we...

Saturday, September 3, 2016 -
8:00pm to 11:00pm
Hoti

From our neighboring planets to distant stars, learn about the constellations and other wonders of our universe. This monthly offering will broaden your celestial knowledge and enhance your understanding of astronomy through seminar style lectures and unforgettable...

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
10:30am to 2:30pm
Vaughn

Tomales Bay is home to an incredible biodiversity, most of which is inaccesible by land. Come paddle through this aquatic wonderland on your way to observe the elusive Tule Elk. Kayak rental included.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Rogers

Learn to pack and use the perfect outdoor kitchen for any Point Reyes National Seashore adventure – large, small, overnight, multi-day. This monthly class provides you with an essentials gear list, menu, recipes, and tips, as well as a gourmet cooked meal.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 -
3:30pm to 8:30pm
Ellis

Mark your calendars for a unique trip with renowned naturalist Michael Ellis to Sunset Beach. This exceptional location affords a beautiful perspective on the intriguing juxtaposition of land and sea, a sight that encapsulates the spirit of Point Reyes National...