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.
Celebrate the Annual Return of White Sharks at SHARKTOBERFEST!
September 29, 2018 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 - Jeff Campbell and Max Delaney, acoustic guitar duo
2pm: Special Programs (see below)
4pm: Event closes
Special Programs ($10/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.
Shark Talk: 11:30am and 2pm
The World of Sharks - presentation by shark expert.
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