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Everyday from 12/26/2016 to 12/30/2016 1:30 PM
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Ranger-led tour on the Earthquake Trail.

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. Stop by or call the Bear Valley Visitor Center for information about the day's program. Some programs may require up to a one mile walk on easy to moderate trails. Meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. We also offer Weekend Ranger Programs throughout the year.

Lasts approximately one hour.

Currently planned* ranger-led programs between Saturday, December 24, 2016, and Sunday, January 1, 2017:

Saturday, December 24 "It's a Small World" SOS program
Sunday, December 25 No program. Bear Valley Visitor Center closed.
Monday, December 26 "On Shaky Ground" nature walk
Tuesday, December 27 "On Shaky Ground" nature walk
Wednesday, December 28 "Birding Bear Valley" nature walk
Thursday, December 29 TBA
Friday, December 30 "It's a Small World" SOS program
Saturday, December 31 "A Brief History of Your National Parks" slide show
Sunday, January 1 No program scheduled.

Program descriptions:

"Birding Bear Valley" nature walk
Curious about birds and birding? Join this one-hour ranger-led bird walk for beginners and all others as we look for resident birds and migrants as we walk around areas of the Bear Valley Visitor Center, which may include the Earthquake Trail, the Woodpecker Trail, and Kule Loklo. Please bring binoculars if you have them.

"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.

"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.

"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.

"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.

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1:30 PM

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415-464-5100 x2 x5

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(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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