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Thanks to all who helped celebrate the sanctuary expansions June 28 in Gualala!

Photos coming soon!

 

 

2nd Saturday Family Programs

 

2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-11:30am Come learn about creatures of the sanctuary.
$10/person, registration required.

July 11th - Sharks

August 8th - Plankton

To register for family events please contact Mark Oates at: (321) 332-2399 or mark.oates@noaa.gov
Space is limited.

 

 

Sanctuary Excursions

Alcatraz: Island of Seabirds
Saturday, June 20th, 9:30am-12:00pm

Alcatraz Island, infamous for its federal prison, supports the only nesting colonies of Brandt’s and Pelagic cormorants inside San Francisco Bay. Join Alcatraz lead biologist Tori Seher and Sanctuary staff for a thought-provoking walk through the nesting seabirds to learn about their ecology and current population status. We’ll discuss the significance of Pigeon Guillemots, Black-crowned Night Herons, Snowy Egrets, Black Oystercatchers, and many more. We’ll learn about the impacts of human disturbance and the efforts to protect these birds.

WHERE: Alcatraz Island
WHEN: Saturday, June 20th 9:30am-12:00pm  + optional audio tour
COST: $35/person

Includes ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf, admission, exclusive biologist tour; optional audio tour after main program concludes.

Easy/Moderate Walk. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Registration Required! Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

 

 

Kayaking, Local Ecology & Plankton Sampling
Saturday, July 18th, 10:00am-2:00pm

Join WaterTreks and Greater Farallones sanctuary staff naturalists for a morning of kayaking in Sonoma County. Explore the local ecology, wildlife, island and coastal beaches of the estuary. We will also be participating in the Sonoma Coast Watch program by taking plankton samples to monitor for Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs). Discover the northern range of our newly expanded sanctuary during this exciting excursion!

BOOK IT!
WHERE: Jenner, Sonoma County
WHEN: Saturday, July 18th 10:00am-2:00pm  
COST: $75/person

Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration Required!

Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

 


Farallon Islands & Whale Watching
Saturday, August 1st, 7:30am-4:00pm

Join Oceanic Society and Greater Farallones sanctuary staff naturalists for a day-long adventure into the waters of the sanctuary. Traveling under the Golden Gate bridge we will journey 27 miles offshore to the elusive Farallon Islands and the Continental Shelf. In these nutrient rich waters we will search for humpback and blue whales, seabirds such as the tufted puffin and common murre, seals, sea lions, jellies and more! 

BOOK IT!
WHERE: San Francisco, CA
WHEN: Saturday, August 1st, 7:30am-4:00pm  
COST: $110/person

Ages 10+; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited. Registration Required!

Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or (415) 561-6622 x237

 

These events are part of the Sanctuary Explorations Series which provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries.

 

 

Bolinas Lagoon Restoration

Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon! Click for more information and dates.

 

 

Additional Sanctuary Events

For details on the Sanctuary Visitor Center programs, please see the Visitor Center webpage: http://www.farallones.org/education/visitor_center.php

 


To learn more about upcoming Sanctuary events, please visit the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Website.  

GFNMS

 

 

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