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In-Person: Marine Mammals of Point Reyes

January 8, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

| $70 – $80
Watch for whales and spot seals on the seashore. Learn and observe with expert guidance!

About this Event

Coastal habitats of Point Reyes host a large variety of marine mammals. In short walks near the Lighthouse, Drakes Beach and other locations this class will focus on Elephant seals and Gray whales while covering other cetaceans and pinnipeds of the area.

Be sure to bring your binoculars!

David Wimpfheimer is a professional naturalist and biologist. For thirty-five years he has pursed his passion, natural history of the America West. He enthusiastically shares his extensive knowledge about all aspects of the natural world with many groups including Smithsonian Institution, California Academy of Sciences, Road Scholar and Oceanic Society.

Details:

-We will be meeting at the Lighthouse Parking Lot

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– We will access additional sites by driving (car caravan) to other locations such as Chimney Rock and Drakes Beach over the course of the day

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID cancellation policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring:

Binoculars are essential

Day Pack

Lunch Bag

Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Hiking Shoes

Water Bottle

Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Camera (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

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For any questions, please email us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org.

COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants cancelling last minute due to COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

During class all participants will be required to do the following

Wear a protective face covering

Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

Bring your own food and water

Current group sizes are limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.

Details

Date:
January 8, 2021
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost:
$70 – $80
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/marine-mammals-of-point-reyes-tickets-130052872643
 

Organizer

Field Institute of the Point Reyes National Seashore
Phone:
(415) 663-1200
Email:
fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org
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Other

Your Name (this will not appear on the event listing)
Danya Winterman

Venue

Point Reyes National Seashore
1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 United States
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