Promoting a conservation ethic in people of all ages is central to our mission of Conservation in Action. Please join us on the preserves to explore seasonal changes, take part in naturalist training or dig in with other volunteers to assist our land management team. Reservations are required for most events in order to ensure that human impact is kept in balance with land and habitat preservation goals.

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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music & Nature Exploration

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Nature Connection: Little Folkies Music & Nature Exploration

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Parents, bring your 0-5 year olds to the Martin Griffin Preserve of Audubon Canyon Ranch to join ACR and Little Folkies for a day of Music and Nature Exploration! ACR and Little Folkies are teaming up to inspire young families to sing, play, and connect to the land. Come explore rhythmic dance and movement, musical games, and nature activities with your tots. Little Folkies will perform a 40 minute set of spring themed songs. After the concert, join ACR staff in nature discovery activities including sensory and pond life exploration.

Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm

About Little Folkies:
Little Folkies is a purely acoustic folk music class for parents and kids ages 0-5, with classes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We carry on the tradition of our folk heroes Woody Guthrie, Ella Jenkins, Pete Seeger and many others, who played and performed good child-inspired, parent-friendly kids folk music enjoyable by children and parents alike! The performance at the Martin Griffin Preserve will feature beautiful, fun and engaging original and traditional folk songs.

Donations support the preservation, education and conservation science programs of Audubon Canyon Ranch.

Click here to buy tickets to this event.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Open for Exploration

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Open for Exploration

May 5 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 5 Theme: Family Nature Connection with Little Folkies
ACR and Little Folkies are teaming up to inspire young families to sing, play, and connect to the land. Come explore rhythmic dance and movement, musical games, and nature activities with your tots. Little Folkies will perform a 40 minute set of spring themed songs. After the concert, join ACR staff in nature discovery activities including sensory and pond life exploration.

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Nature Exploration Theme: Wet World Wonders

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Nature Exploration Theme: Wet World Wonders

May 12 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 12 Theme: Wet World Wonders
Learn about the wonders of ponds and streams

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore
    Discount for members!
       

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm
Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society
Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls.
Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

May 12 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California’s diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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Mother's Day Picnic

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Mother's Day Picnic

May 13 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Spend a lovely day at the Martin Griffin Preserve for this annual event for families held on Mother’s Day! Bring family and friends to the magnificent meadow of Volunteer Canyon and enjoy time outdoors, a picnic in the meadow and a hike up the canyon. 

A 50 year tradition with proceeds that benefit Audubon Canyon Ranch and Marin Audubon Society. $30 per adult; $10 children 12 and under, lunch and beverages included.

Click here to purchase tickets online. To purchase by mail, print the order form and mail to Marin Audubon Society. Mail-in orders must be received by May 4th.

We encourage you to bring your own re-usable utensils/dishes/cups and napkins.

Please, no pets. Gates open at 11:00 am. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and we pack up at 3:00 pm. If arriving late, be prepared to picnic on the grass. This event is held RAIN or SHINE. Indoor seating will be available in the event of rain. Reservations are required.

Parking is limited, please carpool if possible. Wheelchair access and disabled parking are available.

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: The Story of the Preserve

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: The Story of the Preserve

May 19 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

Audubon Canyon Ranch
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 19 Theme: Magnificent Save: The Story of the Preserve
Learn about the amazing conservation history of Audubon Canyon Ranch and West Marin

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Bring your family and friends! The Martin Griffin Preserve is open to the public. Learn about the wonders of nature and hike through redwoods, mixed evergreen forests, coastal scrub, and enjoy sweeping vistas of the Bolinas Lagoon and Pacific Coast.

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore Discount for members!   

Featured Programs:

Every Saturday May 5- July 28
Nature Guide-led Theme Days

Pond Day, Mother’s Day, ACR History, Ferns and Flowers, Conifers of the Canyon, Wonders of the Forest Floor, Dragonflies & Butterflies, Nature Journaling, Mindfulness in Nature, and Herpetology Day! Check each Saturday on the calendar for a new theme!

May 5 Little Folkies Music: 12:00-1:00pm
+ Nature Exploration: 10:00am-4:00pm Click here for tickets

May 13 Mother’s Day Picnic: 12:00–2:00pm
A 50-year tradition benefitting
ACR and Marin Audubon Society Tickets: marinaudubon.org

June 30 Conservation Talk: 11:00am–12:30pm
Naturalist Joe Mueller, shares the wonders of owls. Click here to register

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Ferns and Flowers

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Preserve Open - Today's Theme: Ferns and Flowers

May 26 2018 - 10:00am to 4:00pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

May 26 Theme: Ferns and Flowers
Maidenhair, sticky monkey, paintbrush… Come join our volunteer Nature Guides to explore the many kinds of ferns and flowers on the preserve!

OPEN SATURDAYS, May 5 - July 28, 2018
10am - 4pm

Visit Martin Griffin Preserve throughout our limited Summer Saturday Season, with Nature Guide-led walks, activities, or materials to open your eyes to our lovely preserve in a different way each week. Visitors are also welcome to hike our trails on their own, scoop up a newt at the ponds, peer at birds in Bolinas Lagoon through our scopes, enjoy a picnic under the redwoods, and more. Suggested donation $20. Check our calendar for each week's offerings: www.egret.org

  • Hike 8+ miles of trails
  • Learn from nature guides
  • View abundant plants & wildlife
  • Visit newt ponds
  • Discover natural wonders in our
  • Curiosity Room
  • Picnic under redwoods
  • Shop the nature bookstore Discount for members!   

For directions to Martin Griffin Preserve, click here.



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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

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Docent Orientation / Recruitment Hike

May 30 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Martin Griffin Preserve

An ACR docent is someone with an abiding love of nature and a desire to share that appreciation & enthusiasm with children aged 9-11. Over the course of 23 Wednesdays beginning in September, docents receive exceptional coursework in the natural history of Northern California’s diverse ecosystems as well as training in the dynamics of working with children in these natural settings.

Join us for an orientation program beginning with a brief overview of the training program and ending with an hour-long hike on the trail. Seasoned Martin Griffin Preserve docents will lead the hikes and be available to answer questions.

Training begins in September.

SIGN UP TODAY!

Can't make this date? Choose from all dates this spring and summer:
May 12, May 30, June 23, July 21, August 1, August 18

Bring a friend!

Questions? Call ACR headquarters at 415.868.9244 ext 110



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