Special Events

Join us for one of our Get Into Your Sanctuary Events

Sanctuary Explorations: Farallon Islands & Whale Watching Trip, Saturday August 12, 7:30am-4pm. Join Greater Farallones sanctuary naturalists and the Oceanic Society for a day-long adventure into the waters of the sanctuary. Traveling under the Golden Gate Bridge we will journey 27 miles offshore to the intriguing Farallon Islands and, seas permitting, beyond! In these nutrient-rich waters we will search for humpback and blue whales, seabirds such as the Tufted Puffin and Common Murre, seals, sea lions, jellies and more! Fee: $125/person. Ages 10+; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Please contact Sara to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or 415-530-5366

Family Crab Workshops: Greater Farallones Campus, Saturday August 12, 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm. Attention all creative crustaceans! Prepare your claws and carapaces for a family event devoted entirely to crabs! Learn about crab anatomy with our crab dress-up costume. Look and touch real live shore crabs and sand crabs. Use crab traps to fish for rock and Dungeness crabs off of our classroom pier. Fee: $10 per participant (e.g. 1 Parent + 2 children = $30) Pre-registration for the Whale Watch & Family Workshops is required, space is limited. Please contact Sara to reserve a spot: sara.heintzelman@noaa.gov or 415-530-5366

Bird Bingo, Greater Farallones Visitor Center, August 12 & 13, 10am-4pm, no reservation required. Stop by the Greater Farallones Visitor Center to borrow bird bingo game sheet, take a walk at the nearby beach and marsh and bring your completed bingo board back to the visitor center for a prize! (link: http://farallones.noaa.gov/education/visitorcenter.html)

Join one of our Get into Your Sanctuary partners to explore your sanctuary the weekend of August 12 & 13: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Oceanic Society, Point Reyes Outdoors, San Francisco Whale Tours or Watertreks EcoTours!

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Past Events

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