February 14, 2023
For many of us, Point Reyes evokes feelings of love – for the miles of trails that lead us to new places, for the sounds of waves that wipe away worries, and for the unique species that call this place home.

Today, we offer up different ways to express love for this park. Perhaps one of the field classes below? Visiting the elephant seals and park store at Drakes Beach? Becoming a high tide monthly donor? Or maybe enrolling in the Climate Stewards Course to find ways to protect the natural world?

However you prefer to celebrate and enjoy today, we hope to see you at the Seashore!
February 28, 2023 - April 25, 2023

Learn about the science of climate change, how communication strategies, and ways to help your community adapt. This 9-week program includes 6 online classes with guest experts, 3 Saturday field days, online coursework, and a final capstone project
April 15, 2023 - May 13, 2023

Experience Point Reyes and learn how to take an active role in natural resource conservation, education, and restoration. At the end of this Saturday field-based lecture series, graduates will receive an official UC Cal Nat certification.
Sunday, Mar. 5, 9:00am - 12:00pm

Discover why birding is a popular family hobby in this hands-on beginner birding class. Learn to foster excitement for birding with your kids via new games and skills!
Friday, Mar. 10, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to see and understand the myriad of animal signs that surround us in every landscape, and how to read the stories that they tell.
Saturday, Mar. 18, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Learn to use botanical drawing techniques and the basics of color theory to draw daffodils, tulips, and other spring flowers with more vibrant color.
Sunday, Mar. 19, 10:30am - 1:30pm

Slow down to explore and engage with the forest, tap into the healing powers of nature, and reflect on the arrival of spring and the return of light.
Friday, Mar. 24, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Examine oyster fossils and metamorphic rocks on each side of the San Andreas fault to piece together the geologic story of Point Reyes.
Saturday, Apr. 1, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Learn settings and compositional elements to capture the magic and excitement of your travel adventures with your iPhone camera!
Saturday, Apr. 9, 10:30am - 1:30pm

This is a forest bathing walk where children and youth are encouraged to take the lead! We will have a slow meander in the woods, to connect with the natural world. 
Friday, Apr. 14, 9:00am - 4:00pm

This eight mile hike takes us to a dramatic meeting of land and estuary for a full day of natural history exploration in a less visited part of the National Seashore!
Saturday, Apr. 15, 9:45am - 3:45pm

Power with Poles! Learn individualized strategies for improving performance and confidence on the trail and enjoy a beautiful nature hike.

Sunday, Apr. 16, 9:00am - 2:30pm

Enhance your birding skills in dramatic Point Reyes! This class will cover bird identification basics plus binocular use and guides.
Friday, Apr. 21, 9:30am - 3:00pm

Hike the scenic Point Reyes headlands to the lighthouse and Chimney Rock. Learn about the park's unique geology and coastal processes.
Sunday, Apr. 23, 9:00am - 1:00pm

Spring wildflowers carpet the outer bluffs of Point Reyes. Learn names, uses, and butterfly hosts, then view elephant seals too!
Friday, Apr. 28, 8:30am - 4:00pm

April is a wonderful time for birds at Point Reyes. The migratory nesting birds have returned! Explore and identify in diverse habitats.
Saturday, Apr. 29, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Learn about and explore the use of California invasive plants as art materials for inks, watercolor, and environmental restoration.
Saturday, Apr. 29, 9:30am - 5:00pm

Hike to Sunset Beach and discover a wealth of fossil whale material preserved there. Why are the fossils here and what can they tell us?
Saturday, Apr. 29, 11:00am - 2:00pm

Explore the butterflies of Muddy Hollow from swallowtails to checkerspots and blues. Observe a variety of species and behaviors!
We partner with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.
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