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Thank you for making SharktoberFest 2014 a great sucess!

We love sharks and we love that almost 600 other people who showed up to our 2014 SharktoberFest do too! Thanks to our many attendees and partners who made this a great event! Please enjoy some pictures of the event on our Faceook page and stay tuned next October for another great celebration!


Beach Watch welcomes 38 new volunteers

Our Beach Watch program has been busy training an enthusiastic new group of volunteers to begin surveys in the extended program area North of the Sanctuary! In addition, staff conducted advanced training for existing volunteers to incorporate new categories of human use and weather in beach surveys in partnership with MPA watch. These new data will assist with the evaluation of California's extensive Marine Protected Area network and also provide a clearer picture of how people interact with and potentially influence California's coast and oceans over the long-term. Beach Watch continues to be recognized as an important monitoring program and data source for numerous local and national conservation issues. Click here to see some photos on our facebook page by Dru Devlin/FMSA




LiMPETS Teacher Workshops are open for 2014-15

This school year, learn how to get your students involved in authentic, hands-on scientific investigations at your local beach or tidepool. These workshops are for teachers (grades 6 - college) and educators who are interested in participating in LiMPETS, Long-term Monitoring and Experiential Training for Students. For more information about the program, please visit: www.limpetsmonitoring.org

LiMPETS Introduction to Sandy Beach Monitoring
Monterey Bay Area: Saturday - November 8, 2014 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History and Asilomar State Beach.
Description: Get involved in this exciting science education program for students. Participants receive in-depth curriculum and are trained to survey the distribution and abundance of the Pacific mole crab at one of many monitoring sites along the coast.

LiMPETS Introduction to Rocky Intertidal Monitoring
San Francisco Bay Area: Saturday - January 31, 2015 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at Cypress Meadows and Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, San Mateo County.
Monterey Bay Area: Saturday - February 28, 2015 (9:30 AM-5:00 PM) at the Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz.
Description: Learn to participate in this in-depth science education program for students. Participants receive in-depth curriculum, learn to correctly identify algae and invertebrates, and practice the monitoring methods used in the field.
Register online at: www.limpetsmonitoring.org
Cost: FREE. $50 stipend (6th grade-college level teachers).
Continuing Education Units: For more information, please contact: limpets@pgmuseum.org



Rent our Campus Facilities for Your Next Event

Welcome to the Facility Rentals for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. FMSA offers Wedding Venues, Corporate Events Sites and Photography Sites with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Presidio, Alcatraz and View of the San Francisco Skyline with the Bay Bridge in the foreground. Imagine yourself celebrating with family and friends or co-workers with this incredible San Francisco waterfront as your backdrop.

The FMSA offers two locations to accommodate a wide variety of events. The Pier House sits over the water with a 360 ft dock with unobstructed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, which makes a perfect setting for engagement proposals, small business meetings and intimate gatherings.

The Grounds and Paved Lots offers over 5,000 sq feet of event space ideal for Weddings/Receptions, Corporate Events and Festivals.

For more information contact us at (415)-902-8115 or abbylbower@gmail.com to discuss which FMSA venues would be best for your next event.

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