A possible program for a 3-day FIELDGUIDES trip can include: a first day at the Bear Valley Visitor Center touring the reconstructed Miwok village, Kule Loklo, and a walk along the Earthquake Trail to learn about the San Andreas fault zone and see evidence of the 1906 quake centered near San Francisco. A visit to the Point Blue Palomarin Field Station on the morning of the second day offers an up close look at bird mist-netting, banding, and research methods. Or for a more hands on option there is tidepooling at Agate Beach near Bolinas. In the afternoon, Limantour beach and estuary provide a stunning view of Drakes Bay and miles of investigative exploration and fun play. Another exciting program option for this day is visiting the Pt. Reyes Lighthouse combined with time on Drakes Bay. Cap your experience off with a final morning of group games and exploration of the redwood forest at Sam Taylor State Park.
FIELDGUIDES offers 5-day programs at this location as well. These longer visits are ideal for 5th and 6th graders and enable us to do all of the options mentioned above, or travel less and hike near camp for more study of the redwood and oak-chaparral ecosystems in the National Seashore. Instructors also love to engage the students in an all-class resource management debate, calling on them to apply their new found knowledge of the Pt. Reyes area's diverse habitats.
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