Park Events
Kule Loklo Workdays
Saturday, December 14 and Saturday, January 11
10am - 4pm
Kule Loklo volunteers assist park staff in maintaining the Kule Loklo cultural exhibit for educational purposes. Work will vary from month to month. To register, contact Carlo Arreglo by email or by phone at 415-464-5146. Learn more
"Brown Bag" Science Series
Thursday, January 9
12 pm - 12:45 pm
Red Barn Classroom
Bring your lunch and join us at the Red Barn Classroom to hear Lillian Pearson discuss " Assessing rates of post-depositional change in the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami sediments of northern Sumatra ". Lillian is a graduate student at the University of Southern Mississippi and California Academy of Sciences (and a former Point Reyes National Seashore Paleontology Intern). Learn more.
PRNSA Events & Activities
Bookstore Holiday Sale - This Weekend Only!
New Products! Just in time for our holiday sale!

Stop by our Bear Valley Bookstore this weekend to check out our new products and stock up on holiday gifts. This weekend only we are offering 20% off of all purchases $20 or more. From whale t-shirts and quail caps to books and our beautiful new PRNSA 2020 calendar featuring photos by Daniel Dietrich.
Book Buddies
If you are interested in gifting a book to a local child this holiday season, please come by the Bear Valley store and check out our 'book wish list' in the basket near the front entrance display. We donate requested science books to local schools and libraries. Your purchase will support both science education and the national park! Book Buddies Program ends on December 25.

Bear Valley Visitor Center Bookstore
Weekdays: 10am to 4:30pm
Weekends & Holidays: 9am to 4:30pm
Author Book Signing & Talk:
Josie Iselin's The Curious World of Seaweed
Saturday, December 14 - 10:30 am at the Bear Valley Visitor Center
Join local SF author, photographer, and artist, Josie Iselin, as she signs copies of her newly released book The Curious World of Seaweed . Josie will describe her path as an artist into the science of seaweed and share a few seaweed stories, introducing some women scientists who were crucial in broadening our understanding of the oceans. Josie's books will be available for sale and make great gifts. This event is free. More Info .
Monthly Member Hike
Bear Valley Trailhead
Saturday, December 14
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
We love getting to know our members better! We are offering another full moon hike on Saturday, December 14, at the Bear Valley Trailhead. Brandon Barragan, PRNSA Diversity and Outreach Coordinator and Heather Clapp, PRNSA Development and Communications Manager (and former K-8 informal environmental science and homeschool educator) will be on hand to share with you this special trail, the diverse creatures that call this habitat their home, and (fingers crossed) the magic of the full moon. Register today for this special member event. Rain will cancel. Not a member? Become a member today.

This event is FREE to members and up to 3 guests (Bring a friend!).
Can't make it this time? No worries. Full moon monthly member hikes will take place every month on the Saturday closest to the full moon. The next hike will be on Saturday, January 11 at Bear Valley's Kule Loklo Trail. Full Moon photo by Piro Patton
PRNSA Run Club
Bear Valley Visitor Center Parking Lot
Tuesday, December 17
4pm - 5 pm
You, your family, and friends are invited to join us for some fun and community building. Come join us for the PRNSA Run Club! You can jog, walk, or run. All you have to do is show up with athletic shoes and attire! All running abilities are welcome. Run is around 30 mins. - 1 hour (approx. 3 miles round-trip).
Route: Bear Valley Trail up to Divide Meadow and back.
Additional Info :
  • Have fun while running in the most beautiful national park.
  • Meet people with the same aspirations.
  • Free swag and 15% off all PRNSA Park Stores.
  • More information - PRNSA Run Club on or email Wes Donald.
Members-Only Trivia Night
Friday, December 20
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Historic Morgan Horse Ranch House (PRNSA Office)
Do you have a knack for knowing more about Point Reyes National Seashore than others? We invite you to join us for our first-ever Members Only trivia night. We also invite you to share some of your questions with us! Please send us your Seashore-related trivia questions (and answers) for use at our upcoming Trivia Night. Submit as many times as you like. Categories will include science and nature, history and geography, and arts and culture. We will compete in teams of 3 -5. Winners will receive prizes at the end of the night. Prizes also awarded for bringing new members. Please join us as we enjoy some local lore, food, drinks, great company, fun! RSVP here . Kule Loklo doe image by Henry Frank
9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids
9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids
Saturday, January 11
10am - 3pm
Families with children ages 3 - 18 years are invited to the 9th Annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids in Point Reyes National Seashore! Our biggest FREE event . Everyone is welcome!
Gather your fledglings for this celebration of nature, parks, and outdoor family fun. The event brings together all the basic elements of birding to introduce the next generation of stewards to the importance of birds in the ecosystem and the annual tradition of bird counts. More Info
Field Institute
Looking for a Unique Holiday Gift for the Learner or Outdoor Enthusiast in your Life?
Field Institute Gift Certificates
Give the gift of education to someone you love! Field Institute gift certificates are valid for any Field Institute class, depending on the type of class purchased (day-long or weekend). All classes occur in and around the Point Reyes National Seashore. Gift certificates are valid until redeemed. More Info
Field Institute Facilitator Volunteer Training
Saturday, January 25 - 10am - 3:30pm
Are you interested in volunteering for the Point Reyes National Seashore Association? Do you want to take classes for free?
The Point Reyes National Seashore Association will be hosting a facilitator training for all those interested in volunteering in the future. This is a one day training on how to become one of our many great volunteers who assist the various Field Institute classes held all year round. This training is for those interested in becoming facilitators and for current facilitators, as many regulations and procedures have changed. More Info
Winter Classes
The Colors of Autumn
Saturday, Dec. 14
10am - 3:30pm
Spend a day capturing the beauty of autumn leaves and fruits in colored pencils. Persimmons, berries, and other fruits along with a variety of leaves are delightful subjects for the sometimes bleak days of early winter. Colored Pencils are a meditative way to express oneself artistically. We will focus on color theory and color application.  More Info
Capturing the World Around You with Your Smartphone
Sunday, Dec. 15 - 10am - 5pm
With excellent image quality, portability, and easy image sharing, the smartphone has become the camera of choice for many. To unlock the full potential of the camera, third-party apps excel at bringing out the most that your camera can offer. In addition to exploring apps, you’ll learn the techniques and settings to get consistently sharp images and optimize them with tone and color adjustments. More Info
Mushroom Camp at Point Reyes National Seashore
Friday, December 20 - 10am - Sunday, December 22 - 4pm
Enjoy a winter weekend in Point Reyes at the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center. We will forage for mushrooms and learn terminology and identification. We will be exploring less visited areas and will have opportunities to see, study, and cook many of the exceptional and rare mushrooms in the area. More Info
Point Reyes Wilderness First Aid
Saturday, Jan. 4 - 8:30am - Sunday, Jan. 5 - 5pm
Point Reyes National Seashore Association and ReadySF are proud to host another Wilderness First Aid course in Point Reyes National Seashore. Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine, taught over two days.
This course is great for people of all experience levels, and is best suited for those who recreate outdoors where emergency response can be expected in a timely manner. You'll learn the Patient Assessment System, how to provide effective first aid treatments for injuries and illnesses common in the outdoors, and how to make appropriate evacuation decisions. More Info
Winter Birds of Tomales Bay
Sunday, January 12 - 9am - 4pm
Winter and Spring are the seasons of greatest abundance for many birds at Point Reyes. Coastal estuaries are extremely rich feeding areas for thousands of ducks, shorebirds, grebes and other water birds. Over ten species of hawks, falcons and other raptors occur in large numbers due to these rich feeding conditions. Warblers, thrushes, kinglets, flycatchers and other land birds are also found here in huge numbers. This class will cover... More Info
Mushroom Identification
Sunday, January 12 - 10am - 4:30pm
Explore the mysterious and fascinating world of wild mushrooms in Point Reyes. We'll learn basic mushroom terminology, collecting techniques, spore prints, ID keys, and much more, including a fresh wild mushroom specimen display provided by the instructor. More Info
For More Field Institute Class Listings in January and February, please visit our website . Questions? Please contact our Field Institute .
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