Naturalist Led Hikes
Field & Family Program
Point Bonita YMCA offers family programs and Outdoor environmental education programs to connect people to each other, nature and their National Park. Bring your family or class out to explore and learn. We offer a variety of activities through out the spring from wildflower walks to learning how to create zero waste lunches.
Join our experienced naturalists for a morning hike on the various themes designed to introduce you to the many faces of our amazing, local National Park!
Please call (415) 331 9622 or email Kyyio Cecil-Raditz for details
or to pre-register.
Things to Bring for your adventure:
• Bagged lunch
• Layers (The temperature in the Marin Headlands can vary widely from the rest of the Bay Area.) Waterproof rain coat or poncho, warm hat, sweatshirt or sweater.
• Hiking shoes
• Water bottle
• Sun protection (sunscreen, lip balm, hat with a brim)
• Camera and/or journal for recording your adventure
Did You Know?
Our adventures can be reached by car or by SF Muni 76 bus now on Saturdays and Sundays!
SPRING 2013 SCHEDULE
Creating Healthy lunches for your family & the Planet
MARCH 23, 2013 10:00am-1:00PM
Learn how to create zero waste lunches that your kids will love with
Point Bonita YMCA! We will play interactive games, spend time in our
learning garden, gather resources, and make a delicious and nutritious
FREE Family Wildflower Walk for Healthy Kids Day!
APRIL 27, 2013 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Bring your family for an exploration of spring in its most spectacular! We will be looking for what is blooming, but we will also discuss other plants, birds, insects and whatever else may catch our eyes. Enjoy a beautiful spring day together in the Marin Headlands.
Easy to Moderate hike; 1-2 miles.
Meet at Point Bonita YMCA fire circle @ 10:30am
Bring your own bagged lunch. Healthy Snacks provided by the YMCA.
Wildflower Walk- Watch Spring Come Alive in the Headlands!
May 18, 2013 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Spring is in bloom! Come join an experienced YMCA naturalist to explore all the beauty that spring has to offer here in the Marin Headlands.
Meet at Marin Headlands Visitor Center restrooms@10:30 am. We wil hike from the Visitor Center, up Miwok trail, to Wolf Back ridge, one of the best Wildflower tails in the park , to an amazing view, back down Coastal trail to Rodeo beach and back to the visitor center. Moderate to Strenuous hike 3-5 miles with 800ft elevation gain.
Day Hikes, Teambuilding and Service Learning in the Marin Headlands!
Come explore the spectacular California coast and its unique ecosystems through a field trip everyone will remember.
Each day of CoastTrek is a unique experience, tailored to the teachers, students, and conference guests we serve. Check out the Outdoor Education Program Topics to find a complete list of the exploration options available.
Take a tour of the Point Bonita lighthouse, visit our local tidepools, and learn about native plants...options to discover and learn abound. Or, hone in your groups' ability to work together effectively through our series of facilited group Challenges. Challenges are initiatives that teach listening and leadership, conflict resolution, and communication skills that will benefit children and adults throughout their lives.
For teachers and students, CoastTrek is an affordable quick taste of our residential Outdoor Education Program.
For our conference guests, what a great way to enjoy nature or build trust and team-building among your group! CoastTreks can range from two hours to an entire day.
For information and reservations, contact Rochelle Tolbert at (415) 331-9622, x686.