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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
San Francisco Bay Area: Saturday - November 1, 2014 (9:00 AM-4:00 PM) at the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Office, San Francisco.
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



LiMPETS featured in Bay Nature

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Whale Watch Fundraiser

October 26, 2014

Registration is open!

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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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Whale Watch Fundraiser

October 26, 2014

Registration is open!

Humpback whale approaches

Join us for a great day on the water to see the amazing wildlife of the Sanctuary first-hand while supporting FMSA!

You, your family, and friends are invited to join us for an adventure-filled day exploring the rich habitat of Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. This exploration and whale watch trip is expected to raise over $10,000 to support FMSA's work to protect and promote this unique ocean Sanctuary.

Space is limited. We expect the 45 spots to fill quickly!

The Sanctuary is home to whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, sharks, the largest seabird colony in the lower 48 states and much more. Expert naturalists will provide a world of information about the Sanctuary's history, resources, sea life, programs, and the conservation challenges it faces today. We will be lead by Captain Joe Nazar, owner of San Francisco Whale Tours, who is generously contributing his boat Kitty Kat for the daylong outing.

The minimum donation to reserve your spot on the trip is $275 per person ($245 is tax-deductible); includes boat trip, naturalist-led education and wildlife spotting, continental breakfast, light lunch and beverages. 
Please register today! To reserve your spot on the boat, please contact Chris Kelley at  415-902-8115 or email ckelley@farallones.org.
We hope that you will join us on October 26th and thank you for your support of Gulf of the Farallones!


Farallon Islands




Common Murres


Gray Whale


Brown Pelicans


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