Welcome to #ParkInPlace, our series of newsletters, educational activities, and videos to keep you connected to nature and Point Reyes National Seashore while you shelter in place. 

Our programs at Point Reyes National Seashore are looking much different, but we are still here for you! We will lend support by sharing information and ideas, by encouraging exploration of the various places where we are taking shelter, and by forging new and deeper connections with each other and our shared natural world. Follow us on social media and together we can #ParkInPlace.

Nature In Place Home Activities



As Point Reyes National Seashore continues to expand access during COVID19, PRNSA would like to welcome you back to the park. Check out our welcome video. 

Welcome Video



Park in Place Educational Webinar Series

Shark Week: Red Barn Virtual Shark Talk with Scot Anderson - Tuesday, August 11 at 6pm

Biologist and longtime shark researcher, Scot Anderson, joins PRNSA and NPS for a special Shark Week webinar! We are thrilled to host Scot for this event. 




Passing the Torch: The Rebels of Point Reyes National Seashore - August 18 at 6pm

PRNSA is honored to host this tribute to the rebels who fought for the conservation of Point Reyes National Seashore with filmmakers Nancy Kelly and Kenji Yamamoto. Joining us also will be longtime NPS marine biologist Dr. Sarah Allen, who will give a presentation on the - then and now - science of conservation at Point Reyes.

If you have not yet seen REBELS WITH A CAUSE (2013), or you would like to see it again, we encourage you to watch the film prior to this event by following the link below, where it can be purchased or streamed on your digital device for a small fee.





Community Read & Discussion with author Dr. Carolyn Finney - August 27 at 4pm

Save the Date! On Thursday, August 27 at 4pm we will have our first Virtual Community Book Club and Conversation. In partnership with the Marin County Free Library, we are reading the book Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors by Dr. Carolyn Finney. Copies of the book are available at both Inverness and Point Reyes Libraries. Note: these copies will be reserved at the desks. Please call and reserve a copy or stop by during curbside hours and request the book. FYI, if someone calls and needs the book sent to Bolinas or Stinson Beach, the librarians can have the book sent to the library and placed on the hold shelf. Also - Black Faces, White Spaces is available on Hoopla through the library with no wait. Instructions for downloading to Hoopla on the library's website: https://marinlibrary.org/ebooks/





Color In Nature Seminar - As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiatives, we were excited to host an online seminar discussing the significant, but often underrepresented experiences of the Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community in the great outdoors. Check it out to hear ideas on how to make the outdoors welcoming to all. 

The Connection Between Nature and Good Health: In conversation with Florence Williams, author of "The Nature Fix". Presented by PRNSA, the Mesa Refuge, Black Mountain Circle and Point Reyes Books. 

Does Earth Have a Memory - How do we make sense of a story extending 4.5 billion years into the past? And what events in that long history have left their marks most indelibly on the planet we call home? with local educator and naturalist Don Jolley and the Bolinas Museum.  

A Wide-Ranging Conversation on Lighthouses and the Sea with authors Jazmina Barrera & Philip Hoare, a Point Reyes Books and PRNSA colaboration. 

A Response of California Black Rails to Wetland Restoration with Jules Evens, biologist and author of the The Natural History of the Point Reyes Penninsula. (A PRNSA funded study!)

Changing the River Otter Range Map: Brought to You by Community Science with Megan Isadore of the River Otter Ecology Project

Bats of Point Reyes and Marin County: Studying Secretive and Nocturnal Mammals of the Night Sky with Gabe Reyes of the U.S. Geological Survey

Marine Mammals of Point Reyes with Dr. Sarah Allen (a presentation by the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin). 


#ParkInPlace Issue 18 - Reflections on Latino Conservation Week 

#ParkInPlace Issue 17 - Conservation - Then and Now

#ParkInPlace Issue 16 - World Listening Day

#ParkInPlace Issue 15 - Towards A Park for All 

#ParkInPlace Issue#14 - Praising the Pollinators

#ParkInPlace Issue#13 - Welcome Summer and Happy Juneteenth

#ParkInPlace Issue#12 - Welcoming All Back to the Park

#ParkInPlace Issue#11 - Memorial Day and Isolation and Connection

#ParkInPlace Issue #10 - Wild by Nature

#ParkInPlace Issue #9 - Happy Mother's Day

#ParkInPlace Issue #8 - May Day and Wildflowers

#ParkInPlace Issue #7 - Earth Day Message and Activities

#ParkInPlace Issue #6 - Bioblitz Nearby

#ParkInPlace - Issue #5 - Under Our Common Moon

#ParkInPlace - Issue #4 - Otterly Wonderful 

#ParkInPlace - Issue #3 Rebels With A Cause

#ParkInPlace - Issue #2 Staying Safe, Staying Local

#ParkInPlace - Issue #1 - Stay Connected

Bridge the Gap: Shelter in Place Fund Letter



an aerial view of the Point Reyes headlands with a green-topped bluffs overlooking the ocean.