Celebrate the Annual Return of White Sharks at SHARKTOBERFEST!
September 28, 2019 11am-4pm
Enjoy shark science, shark experts, shark art, shark films, shark conservation, food and live music!
Event Schedule- Main Event Free!!
11am: All art & science activity stations open, food truck & refreshments available.
11am-1pm: Live Music - Ukulele Friends
11:30am: Special Programs (see below)
1pm: Ocean Life Parade & Costume Contest
2pm-4pm: Live Music - Heather Combs & Max Delaney
2pm: Special Programs (see below)
4pm: Event closes
Special Programs ($15/person):
Build a Shark: 11:30am and 2pm
Participants "design-build" a life-size white shark model piece by piece, discovering how each organ and sense of this awesome creature functions. By handling teeth and skin artifacts, and viewing a short documentary on our Farallones sharks, they'll learn how their 400-million-year-old design still works to make them formidable top predators. Best for children ages 4-10 and their families
Shark Talk: 11:30am and 2pm
Sharks: Fearful or Fascinating? Join shark expert David McGuire, of Shark Stewards, for a short film and talk on shark behavior and human interactions. Best for adults, children 10+ welcome.
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
991 Marine Drive, The Presidio
San Francisco, CA 94129
Please use public or muscle-powered transport. GGT, Muni 28, 29 & PresidiGo
Get into Your Sanctuary
August 2-4, 2019
Friday, August 2
Kent Island Restoration: Bolinas, CA, 10am-2pm
Roll up your sleeves and help restore Kent Island to its natural beauty by removing non-native plants. Meet at the Bolinas dock on Wharf road in downtown Bolinas just past the Bolinas museum. Wear shoes/boots that you do not mind getting wet and muddy, and leave the rest to us! All gloves, equipment and water are provided, just bring your water bottle. Snack provided!
Saturday, August 3
Octolab Family Workshops: Greater Farallones Campus, San Francisco, CA, 10-11:30am or 1-2:30pm.
Join us for Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the ocean's most intelligent invertebrates - the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, examine, and squish their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen Participants will also get to compare octopus to their closest relatives - squid and cuttlefish! As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keepsakes.
Fee: $15 per participant (e.g. 1 Parent + 2 children = $45)
For more information or to sign up please contact: Jean, email@example.com
Sunday, August 4
Sanctuary Explorations: Farallon Islands & Whale Watching Trip, San Francisco, CA, 7:30am-4pm.
Get into your sanctuary with Greater Farallones 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! While underway we will search for humpback and blue whales, seabirds such as the Tufted Puffin and Common Murre, seals, sea lions, porpoises, jellies and other ocean wildlife!
Fee: $135/person. Ages 10+; Adults must accompany minors.
Space is limited. Registration Required!
For more information or to sign up please contact: Sara, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday August 2-4
Virtual Reality Dives, Greater Farallones Visitor Center, August 2, 3, & 4, 10am-4pm. Free! No reservation required.
Stop by the Greater Farallones Visitor Center to take a virtual reality dive into the sanctuaries!
Join one of our Get into Your Sanctuary partners to explore your sanctuary:
Join Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve and enjoy a Seal Observation Station at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (Half Moon Bay, CA)- onsite docents will allow visitors of all ages to explore this unique and biologically rich environment.
Get into Your Sanctuary photo contest, May 25-September 2
Categories: sanctuary views, sanctuary life, & sanctuary recreation
For full contest details: https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/photo-contest.html
Farallones Sanctuary Naturalist Course
Saturdays, January 26-March 9, 2019
Are you interested in discovering the diverse and abundant marine life in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary?
Join sanctuary staff on field explorations, in citizen science initiatives, and to learn about the latest marine research. Hands-on dissections, plankton trawling, and wildlife investigations are all part of the curriculum. Delve into the world of oceanography and food webs, sanctuary habitats from the deep sea to the rocky shore, marine mammals, sharks and other fish, invertebrates, seabirds, and shorebirds. Earn your Sanctuary Naturalist Course certificate* by attending all sessions and volunteering a minimum of 15 hours.
*optional, not required to attend course.
January 26: Intro to Sanctuary Habitats, Oceanography & Food Webs, 9:30am-12:30pm
February 2: Marine Mammals, 9:30am-12:30pm
February 9: Sandy Beach, 9:30am-12:30pm
February 16: Rocky Shore Field Trip, 11am-3pm (Please not irregular time)
February 23: White Sharks & Other Fish, 9:30am-12:30pm
March 2: Seabirds & Shorebirds, 9:30am-12:30pm
March 9: Estuaries & Interpretation, 9:30am-12:30pm
Full 22-Hour Course, $280.
Includes all classes, fieldtrips, materials and manual. Register now!
Individual class registration, as space allows, $50/class.
Shark Lecture Only, February 23, 11:30am-12:30pm, $20.
Classes will be held at Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Campus in San Francisco. Rocky Shore Field Trip will take place on the San Mateo County Coast.