May 2, 2023

These days, the hills and fields of Point Reyes mimic an artist’s masterpiece: In broad strokes of oranges, yellows, blues, and purples, the land is positively bursting with colorful wildflowers following this winter’s record-breaking showers. This is a special time when the Seashore is vibrant and alive, filled with birdsong, and inspires fresh waves of wonder and awe during time in the Park. As Membership Month, May is a special time, too, to engage with our precious Park. 
PRNSA members are critical in supporting our education, conservation, and community building work in partnership with the National Park Service. Help us hit our goals to reach 100 new members in May. Please also consider growing your love for the park this month by sharing this email to a friend or family member. 

In addition to providing critical funds to continue our important work, becoming a member comes with these exciting benefits:
  • Special offers and discounts on Field Institute classes in natural history, art, photography, outdoor recreation, and more.
  • 15% discount on all books, maps, posters, calendars, and other products sold in PRNSA’s park stores located in park visitor centers.
  • Invitations to member events including monthly Full Moon Hikes, our Christmas Bird Count for Kids, our annual Holiday Park Open House, and more.
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter with updates on park and PRNSA news, events, classes, volunteer opportunities, and more.
PRNSA members function much as the welcome rain showers to our abundant wildflowers, enabling critical programs and work that revitalize the Park. While our park charges no entry fees, making it accessible to so many, your membership dollars are an investment to ensure this precious place continues to bloom into its most vibrant self.
With deep appreciation,
Heather Clapp
Director of Community Engagement and Philanthropy
May Events & Classes
Fri., May 5, 8:30am - 4:00pm

Spring is a wonderful time for birds at Point Reyes as the migratory nesting birds have returned! Explore and identify birds in diverse habitats.

Sat., May 6, 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Explore observational life-drawing as a pathway to cultivate attention, nurture creativity, and learn about Point Reyes National Seashore.

Sat., May 6, 11:00am - 1:00pm

Volunteer to help protect the natural and cultural resources of Point Reyes. No experience necessary! Training and tools will be provided.

Sat., May 13, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Through observation, poetry and sketching, we'll explore Bear Valley creek, probing relationships between streams and their surroundings.

Sun., May 14, 10:30am - 1:30pm

This Mother's Day slow down to engage with the forest and celebrate mothers in our lives as we explore our human connection Mother Nature.

Fri., Jun. 2, 9:00am - 3:30pm

The Chimney Rock - Lighthouse Headlands is a dramatic part of the Seashore. Explore this area's variety of birds and marine mammals.

Sat., Jun.3, 8:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to paint in one of California most beautiful parks with California Art Club artist Tom Soltesz. All materials and supplies included.

Sat., Jun.3, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Join us in exploring Point Reyes after dark for over 3 hours on this 5-mile hike at Tomales Point. This hike is one of the many ways we give back to our members.

Sun., Jun. 11, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Learn Aloha Qigong practices to move intimately with the energies of nature. Through guided meditation, embrace your inner sanctuary.

Sat., Jul. 1, 10:00am - 12:00pm

Explore ecopoetry that wakes you up and gets you writing. Begin new writing, connect with healing words, and share your poetry or prose.

Sat., Jul. 22, 9:30am - 1:30pm

A free class for Veterans and their Families. Learn How to Use Poles for Hiking, Walking, and Exercise! Quality poles will be provided.

Sat., Aug. 5, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Learn to express the moods of the environment and channel the natural soundscapes of Point Reyes with your acoustic instrument.

Sat., Aug. 5, 10:00am - 3:00pm

Sketch along the trail in pen or pencil, then learn to add watercolor. Finish the day with a journal full of Point Reyes scenes!

Sun., Aug. 6, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn Qigong (energy cultivation) techniques to connect intimately with nature and express your discoveries through journaling and collage.

Sat., Aug. 12, 10:00am - 2:00pm

Join Nina Antze to draw beautiful summer flowers and explore various colored pencil and botanical illustration techniques. All levels welcome!

We partner with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.
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