Summer Daily Ranger Program
Daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Come join a Park Ranger to learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore's natural and cultural history. Topics may cover earthquakes and plate tectonics, the Coast Miwok, Sir Francis Drake, the U.S. Lifesaving Service, or area flora and fauna. Some presentations may use the park's Science On a Sphere® (SOS) to help explain complex environmental processes in a way that is simultaneously intuitive and captivating. Stop by or call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 415-464-5100 x2 x5 for information about today's program. Some programs may require up to a 1.6 kilometer (one mile) walk on easy to moderate trails. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Currently planned* ranger-led programs:
|Thursday, July 2||"It's a Small World" SOS program|
|Friday, July 3||"Birding for Beginners" ranger talk & walk|
|Saturday, July 4||"Fourth of July Fun, Facts, & Trivia"|
|Sunday, July 5||Kule Loklo Walk|
|Monday, July 6||"On Shaky Ground" nature walk (The "Bats of Point Reyes" slide show originally scheduled for this time has been cancelled.)|
|Tuesday, July 7||"It's a Small World" SOS program|
|Wednesday, July 8||Kule Loklo Walk|
|Thursday, July 9||"Birds of Prey" nature walk|
|Friday, July 10||"It's a Small World" SOS program|
|Saturday, July 11||Kule Loklo Walk|
"Bats of Point Reyes" slide show
Human perceptions about bats have varied throughout history. Are they evil or good? Are they vampires? There are a lot of myths about bats. Dispel some of your misconceptions by learning about these amazing nocturnal animals. Join a Ranger in the auditorium for a one-hour long PowerPoint presentation.
"Birding for Beginners" ranger talk & walk
Come join this ranger-led program to: Learn the basics of how to use binoculars; try out several different styles of bird identification books; discover ways to learn about birding groups; enhance your birding skills by using your smart phone; and find out the places to go in Point Reyes to see a variety of birds. Afterwards, we will practice some of our new skills on a short birding walk around the Bear Valley Visitor Center area.
"Birds of Prey" nature walk
Join a Ranger to learn about the birds of prey at Point Reyes. Learn about their adaptations and habits, and hope to see a Red-shouldered Hawk or a White-tailed Kite and more. This 1-hour long program begins at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. From there, we will take a 1- kilometer (0.6-mile) long walk along the wheelchair-accessible Earthquake Trail. Feel free to bring binoculars and/or spotting scopes.
"Find Your Park: A Brief History of Your National Parks" slide show
Learn more about your national parks and the history of the National Park Service. Join a Ranger in the Bear Valley Visitor Center's auditorium for a 45-minute long PowerPoint presentation.
"Fourth of July Fun, Facts, & Trivia"
Come join the Fourth of July fun and, at the same time, learn about America's Independence.
"It's a Small World" SOS program
Although the earth is quite an expansive place from our individual perspectives, it can appear to be quite small when we consider the human and natural connections throughout it. Explore these connections with a ranger and gain a new perspective on our planet that can help us take the first step towards global stewardship.
Kule Loklo Walk
This lesiurely 1.3-kilometer (0.8-mile) tour introduces visitors to the Coast Miwok and their history and culture. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. Lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.
"A Land in Motion" nature walk
Explore the geologic setting of Point Reyes National Seashore and the San Andreas Fault Zone as we look into the past, present, and future of this park on the move. Meet a Park Ranger at the start of the Earthquake Trail for this easy 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) walk. Lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.
"Mountain Lions" ranger talk
Learn about the largest land predator at Point Reyes.
"Motions in the Oceans" SOS program
The world's oceans absorb vast amounts of carbon and produce a substantial portion of the oxygen that we breathe. Humans have greatly accelerated the amount of carbon going into our oceans, with some alarming consequences.
"On Shaky Ground" nature walk
Dare to tread the San Andreas Fault where the earth's crust shifted and moved 5 meters (16 feet) in 1906! Meet a Park Ranger at the start of the Earthquake Trail for this easy 1-kilometer (0.6-mile) walk. Lasts 1 to 1.5 hours.
"Tule Elk" ranger talk
Come hear the incredible story of extirpation and return of the tule elk at Point Reyes.
"Witness the Wilderness" ranger talk
Explore wilderness and learn what makes it an important part of Point Reyes National Seashore. (1 hour program with a 5.1 km [3.2 mile] hike)
* Program schedule subject to change.More »
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