Winter Arts & Nature Celebration
Saturday ~ December 10, 2016 ~ 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the season and winter solstice by creating beautiful arts & crafts, observing winter water birds, and getting inspired with nature-based entertainment for families and people of all ages. Enjoy hot tea, coffee, and apple cider and do your holiday shopping at the MGP Bookstore.
Come enjoy winter nature crafts and activities:
Bolinas Lagoon Winter Birding (all day): Observe winter water birds at the Clem Miller Overlook with spotting scopes and binoculars.
Holiday Nature Cards (all day): Make a beautiful holiday card made with natural materials.
Nature Sketching (11:00am-12:00pm): Join Artist and Ranch Guide, Allison Huey, for a guided nature hike focused on field sketching. Come learn tips and tricks on how to sketch flora, fauna, and fungi in the field while hiking the trails of Martin Griffin Preserve!
Hula Hooping Workshop (12:30- 2:00pm): Embrace the circle of life with hoop-trickster-sisters, Michelle Agbayani and Camille Smyth. Learn new tricks and transitions to incorporate into your Hula Hoop flow. Anyone can hoop!
Poetry Reading & Storytelling (2:00- 3:00pm): Bring winter-themed poems or short stories to share aloud. All visitors are encouraged to bring something to share!
Support ACR by Making a Donation!
ACR depends on the generosity of its community to administer education programs and manage the 5,000 acres of wildlife sanctuaries owned by ACR. Upon arriving at MGP, please make a donation! We suggest $15-25 per attendee per event. ACR Members receive a 10% discount at the MGP bookstore.
What are my public transport options getting to the event?
The Martin Griffin Preserve is accessible by public transportation via the West Marin Stagecoach, though on a limited basis. Please check their website before embarking on your trip. Parking is limited, carpooling is encouraged.
Directions to Martin Griffin Preserve's Picher Canyon:
What can and can't I bring to the event?
No pets. No smoking allowed on the preserve. Barbecuing is not permitted and food is not available for sale at the preserve. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the preserve’s designated picnic areas.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email Eileen Shanahan or call 415.868.9244 ext. 116
What else can I do when I visit the Martin Griffin Preserve?
There are picnic areas for lunch, hiking opportunities, trained naturalists available to answer questions, and 1,000 acres of redwood forests, fresh water ecosystems, coastal scrub, and mixed evergreen forests.