Ranger-Led Education Programs

Bear Valley Visitor Center

Ranger-led education program reservations are available beginning
August 2, 2016 at 8 am.


Please go to www.nps.gov/pore/learn/education/makeareservation.htm for
information on how to make a reservation.

 

Grades K-3 - Wild about Wildlife
Students discover the diversity of wildlife within Point Reyes National Seashore in this 3-tiered approach. Through a series of activities, games, and stories, kindergarteners are introduced to the concept of wild animals. First and second graders focus on the interrelationship of animals and their habitats, while third graders learn about ecosystems, and adaptations. Takes place at Bear Valley. Bus accessible. Offered September - December, Tuesday and Wednesday, and January - May Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Duration 1 hr.

See corresponding:
State of California Kindergarten Standards
State of California First Grade Standards
State of California Second Grade Standards
State of California Third Grade Standards

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Kule Loklo

Grades 3-4 - Kule Loklo
Students learn about the traditions and land-use ethics of the Coast Miwok people as they tour a recreated village at Bear Valley. Bus accessible. Offered September - December, Tuesday and Wednesday at 10 and 11:30 am, and January - May, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday at 10:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Duration 1 hr.

See corresponding:
State of California Third Grade Standards
State of California Fourth Grade Standards

 
Point Reyes Lighthouse

Grade 4 - Point Reyes Lighthouse


Self-guided only on Mondays and Fridays.

See corresponding:
State of California Fourth Grade Standards

 
 
Humpback Whale Spouting

Grades 6-8 - Whale Watching


Self-guided only Mondays and Fridays. Gray whales migrate along the California coast on their journey from Alaska to Baja, and are seen from the Point Reyes Lighthouse in January as they swim south, and March and April on their return trip. They make this journey to give birth to their calves in the warm waters of the Mexican lagoons.

Observing Pacific Gray Whales Curriculum Guide 170 pages (840 KB PDF)

 
Elephant Seal Colony

Grades 6-8 - Elephant Seal Watching
Self-guided only. Seals are visible January and February from the Elephant Seal Overlook a short walk from the Chimney Rock parking lot. NOT BUS ACCESSIBLE - MUST CAR POOL.

Discovering Northern Elephant Seals Curriculum Guide 158 pages (1.7 MB PDF)

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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