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Nature as Teacher at Point Reyes

Magazine article Sunset

Nature as Teacher at Point Reyes

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Nature as teacher at Point Reyes Sages and poets throughout the ages have commended nature as the greatest of all teachers. And one of nature's loveliest classrooms is Point Reyes National Seashore. Here, year-round, experts of the Point Reyes Field Seminars instruct aspiring and accomplished botanists, ornithologists, painters, and photographers, as well as nature lovers in general.

The seminars make use of the searhore's whole range of environments, from tide-pools to mountaintops. Meeting are held in the Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, a handsome cedar structure in a meadow ringed by streams and hills. Four new cabins provide dormitory-style lodging for overnight participants.

The springs schedule has just been released. Point Reyes' stunning land- and seascapes now come sharply into focus, during the hiatus between the rains of winter and dense fog of summer.

There are seminars for people of all levels of knowledge and ability; some sessions are for families. Days in the field conclude with potluck diners back at the center. For overnight stays, beds are p rovided--but bring your own sleeping bag.

A sampling from the spring schedule:

Owls of the Point Reyes Peninsula, March 19 and 16. …

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