Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Creating Coastal Stewardship through Science Curriculum Guides
These seven guides were created by teachers for teachers. They provide middle school students with opportunities to observe natural processes at Point Reyes National Seashore to stimulate interest in science and environmental stewardship. Each guide is designed to facilitate hands-on learn experiences using science and the environment. Natural resources such as tule elk, California quail, Pacific gray whales, northern elephant seals, and the San Andreas Fault are highlighted because they are easy to identify and observe. All activities are linked to the California and National Science Standards.
Free Curriculum CD
Investigating Tule Elk
144 pages 1.8 MB
Monitoring Creek Health
Discovering Northern Elephant Seals
170 pages 840 KB
Reserve Free Teaching Materials for Field Trip
Call 415-464-5139 to reserve materials specific to your field trip.
If you would like more information about these exciting programs, please contact Mary Beth Shenton at 415-464-5139 or by email.
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris)are the largest pinniped with males reaching a maximum of about 5,000 lbs. Harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) are much smaller with both males and females reaching a maximum weight of around 250 lbs. More...