2014 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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
We have seven curriculum guides created by teachers for teachers. The curricula provide middle school students with opportunities to observe natural processes at Point Reyes National Seashore and to stimulate interest in science and environmental stewardship. Each curriculum is available for download on this website and a CD with all seven can be ordered by calling 415-464-5139. All activities are linked to the California State Science Standards (2000) and the National Science Standards.
Clem Miller Environmental Education Center
Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center at Point Reyes National Seashore
Learning Centers are a part of the Natural Resource Challenge, a strategic long-term approach to the management and care of the nation's most precious resources found within the over 390 parks in the National Park System. The Challenge started as a five-year action plan to expand the National Park System's ability to inventory, monitor, and care for the historical and natural resources under its care.
Seventeen Learning Centers have been established as of 2007. Each of these centers is strategically placed at key areas across the country. The hope is that a system of 32 learning centers nationwide will eventually be established.
For questions regarding the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center, please contact:
Ben Becker, Ph.D.
The following Bay Area organizations also offer formal education programs:
Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Point Reyes Station, CA 415-663-1200
Did You Know?
Point Reyes has some of the greatest avian diversity of any U.S. national park, with more than 490 species of birds recorded (45% of species of birds in North America). More...