Ranger-Led Education Programs
Education program reservations are full for school year 2014–2015.
Please do not submit any email requests for programs.
Each year, reservations are taken beginning at 8 am on the first Monday in August and fill quickly.
If you want to bring a group out for a self-guided experience at Kule Loklo, please plan for a Monday or Friday. These are the days when ranger-led programs are not scheduled. You don't need to make a reservation for this self-guided experience.
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Grade 4-5 - Marine Life
After completing the pre-visit curricula on oceanography and marine biology, students use spotting scopes and binoculars to watch migratory gray whales. Migratory whale watching (March and April) takes place at the Point Reyes lighthouse observation deck. NO ACCESS TO THE HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE. Parking lot is bus accessible. Thursdays ONLY at 10:30 a.m. Duration 1.5 hrs.
State of California Fourth Grade Standards
State of California Fifth Grade Standards
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Grades 6-8 - Whale Watching
Students learn about the life and adaptations of Pacific gray whales as they watch for these ocean giants migrating past the Point Reyes peninsula. Takes place at the Point Reyes lighthouse observation deck. NO ACCESS TO THE HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE. Parking lot is bus accessible. Offered March and April on Thursdays ONLY at 10:30 a.m. Duration 1.5 hrs.
Observing Pacific Gray Whales Curriculum Guide 170 pages (840 KB PDF)
Grades 6-8 - Elephant Seal Watching
Using spotting scopes and binoculars, students bear witness to yearly arrival of the elephant seals and learn about the behaviors of these deep sea giants. Takes place near the Chimney Rock parking lot. NOT BUS ACCESSIBLE - MUST CAR POOL. Offered in February only, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, at 10:30 a.m. Duration 1.5 hrs.
Discovering Northern Elephant Seals Curriculum Guide 158 pages (1.7 MB PDF)