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Elkhorn Slough Calendar

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Ongoing public events at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (ESNERR).
Meet at the Reserve (map). For more information call (831) 728-2822.

  • Tours of the Reserve - Join knowledgeable docents on a tour of the Reserve every Saturday and Sunday at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.
  • Early Bird Tour - A special birding tour of the Reserve, the first Saturday of the month at 8:30am.
  • Slow and Easy Tour - A special tour to the overlook at 2:00pm. 831-728-2822
  • NEW! Volunteer Land Stewards: EVERY WEDNESDAY at 10 AM except holidays. Join a group of hands-on land stewards as we care for sites around the Slough. New volunteers should contact questionsforus@elkhornslough.org in advance to receive updated event information. Projects and sites change weekly, RSVPs requested from all volunteers. Gloves, tools, and light snacks provided. Call 728-2822 with questions.

Regular Reserve and Visitor Center hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Reserve and Visitor Center are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. When the Reserve is closed you cannot access the trails, restrooms, visitor center, or bookstore.

 



ABOUT LYME: What You Need to Know
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 5:30 – 7:00pm

An evening at the estuary special event.
Jo Ellis, Director of Education Outreach at Bay Area Lyme Foundation, will share simple ways to reduce your chances of being bitten, how to identify symptoms of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases, and to create “tick-safe zones” around your home.

Free event - $5 suggested donation

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PHOTO OUTING at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve - Event full
SATURDAY - MAY 14
This outing is a wonderful opportunity to hone your landscape photography skills. We are grateful to have professional photograper Paul Zaretsky share his talent and knowledge while catching the evening light on the trails of the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. 

THIS EVENT IS FULL - if you would like to be put on a waiting list, please contact us at 831-728-5939.

Date:      May 14
Time:      6:30pm - 8:30pm (time subject to change)
Where:   Elkhorn Slough Reserve
Fee:       $25.00

 


BIRDING IN THE UPLANDS
Saturday, May 21
7:30am till 11:30am

Join us on our spring birding walk as we enjoy the song birds and so many others. This tour will be held on one of the Foundation's conserved properties.  This tour is led by local birding expert Rick Fournier.

Fee: $5.00

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL. WE ARE NO LONGER TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT.


VOLUNTEER WORK DAY
on ELKHORN SLOUGH FOUNDATION CONSERVED LANDS
Saturday, June 4, 2016

10am - 1pm

Join us in restoring the Elkhorn Slough and its watershed. We will visit a protected property to collect seeds for future restoration projects. We will meet at the Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve (1700 Elkhorn Road) and then drive out to the project site. This project will involve walking short distances on uneven ground, bending, and stooping. Please wear long clothing and close-toed work shoes. Bring sun protection, a water bottle, and a light jacket. We will provide tools and a light snack. This project can count towards service hours. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in attending this event contact Katie at katie@elkhornslough.org or call (831) 728-5939.

 


Mark's Mud Meander
Sunday, June 5, 2016

Join Elkhorn Slough Foundation's Executive Director, Mark Silberstein for a tour of the mudflats. Mark will share his knowledge and passion for the vibrant life within the slough's mud.

Date:  June 5
Time:  5am till the tide raises
Challenge Level:  Moderate - requires a short downhill walk and the walking on slippery mud.
Fee:  Non-members $5; Members free

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World Oceans Day Mud Walk with Mark Silberstein
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Celebrate World Oceans Day by joining  Elkhorn Slough Foundation's Executive Director, Mark Silberstein for a tour of the mudflats. Mark will share his knowledge and passion for the vibrant life within the slough's mud.

Date:  June 8
Time:  7:30am till the tide raises
Challenge Level:  Moderate - requires a short downhill walk and the walking on slippery mud.
Fee:  Non-members $5; Members free

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Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) 2 Day Workshop
June 20 & 21, 2016

9:00 - 4:30 each day

The Elkhorn Slough Reserve is excited to bring this amazing training opportunity to area teachers in summer 2016. Teachers on the Estuary (TOTE) is grounded in research and field work and is based on a National Teacher Professional Development program supported by NOAA.

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Application deadline is June 13, 2016.

This free 2-day workshop will provide:

  1. Hands-on field activities supporting the Estuaries 101 Curriculum
  2. In-depth information about estuaries and other coastal habitats
  3. A chance to work with coastal scientists and educators
  4. The opportunity to bring relevant data into your classroom

For more information about either of these workshops please contact:
Virginia Guhin, Education Coordinator: virginia.guhin@wildlife.ca.gov, (831)728-2822.
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