June 28th Expansion Celebration in Gualala
Sunday June 28th 2015
11 am to 3 pm
At Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Gualala Rd, Gualala, CA 95445
Come celebrate your newly protected ocean waters along our coast – the expanded Cordell Bank and Farallones national marine sanctuaries. This free event combines art, science and fun for everyone. Enjoy sea life printmaking, seabird games, shipwreck information, and stunning underwater imagery. Talk with marine life experts about their latest research findings. Live music, food vendors and more!
11:00 Activities begin
11:30 Opening Ceremony – hear from our local and national leaders
Let's be Green Blue! Bring your reusable water bottle to fill on site
For more information visit Farallones.noaa.gov and facebook.com/GFNMS
2nd Saturday Family Programs
May 9th - Crab Expedition
Come learn about crabs of the sanctuary. Get up close and personal with a diversity of live crabs and try your hand at crab fishing off of our classroom pier.
$10/person, registration required.
June 13th - Marine Debris
July 11th - Sharks
August 8th - Plankton
To register for family events please contact Mark Oates at: (321) 332-2399 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Space is limited.
Alcatraz: Island of Seabirds
Saturday, June 20th, 9:30am-12:00pm
Alcatraz Island, infamous for its federal prison, supports the only nesting colonies of Brandt’s and Pelagic cormorants inside San Francisco Bay. Join Alcatraz lead biologist Tori Seher and Sanctuary staff for a thought-provoking walk through the nesting seabirds to learn about their ecology and current population status. We’ll discuss the significance of Pigeon Guillemots, Black-crowned Night Herons, Snowy Egrets, Black Oystercatchers, and many more. We’ll learn about the impacts of human disturbance and the efforts to protect these birds.
WHERE: Alcatraz Island
WHEN: Saturday, June 20th 9:30am-12:00pm + optional audio tour
Includes ferry from Fisherman’s Wharf, admission, exclusive biologist tour; optional audio tour after main program concludes.
Easy/Moderate Walk. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Space is limited. Registration Required!
Contact Sara Heintzelman to reserve a spot: email@example.com or (415) 561-6622 x237
The Sanctuary Explorations Series provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with and experience your national marine sanctuaries. Join us for our upcoming programs!
Bolinas Lagoon Restoration
Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon! Click for more information and dates.
Additional Sanctuary Events
For details on the Sanctuary Visitor Center programs, please see the Visitor Center webpage: http://www.farallones.org/education/visitor_center.php
To learn more about upcoming Sanctuary events, please visit the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Website.