Point Reyes National Seashore Association – Dinner on the Pacific Plate 2017
Auction Ends: Oct 11, 2017 06:00 PM PDT

Park Adventures

Explore Tide Pools with Dr. Ben Becker and an Overnight Stay at the Chief's House for 8!

Item Number
455
Estimated Value
Priceless
Sold
1650 USD to OSCAR31
Number of Bids
10  -  Bid History

Item Description

Join Dr. Ben Becker, marine ecologist and director of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center at Point Reyes National Seashore, for the ultimate tidepool experience. Invite up to seven family members and friends to join you on this half-day customized seashore learning experience. Great for kids and families!

You'll explore one of the largest and least visited rocky intertidal sites in Marin county, near Bolinas Point. Ben will guide your guests along the rocky intertidal zone, where you will learn about the incredible diversity of animal and plant life and how special adaptations allow them to thrive in this extreme habitat.

During the spring low-tide is your group's best chance to see sea anemones, purple sea urchins, sea stars, colorful sea slugs and tiny crabs that live in this hidden world. Ben will also discuss current monitoring and research programs that are helping to track oil spill impacts and global climate change.

This auction package includes copies of "Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools" by Marni Fylling, a scientifically accurate yet utterly charming field guide to the Pacific coast intertidal zone with full-color illustrations to help tide poolers with easy identification, and the gorgeously illustrated "Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World" by Christian Sardet, courtesy of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association Bookstore at Drakes Beach.

Plus, you will enjoy use of the Historic Coast Guard Station Chief's House at Chimney Rock for two nights for up to 8 people.

Invite up to seven guests to join you for a rare and special two-night retreat at the Chief's House, former residence of the U.S. Coast Guard lifesaving station chief, recently renovated with six bedrooms and one master bedroom, one bathroom, living room, and equipped kitchen. You and your guests can unwind and relax for two days and nights in this cozy two-story retreat set amidst old trees overlooking Drakes Bay.

Get ready to meet the edge of the sea with an expert, bid today!

Special Instructions

Funds from the Dinner on the Pacific Plate Auction support important park preservation and environmental education projects at Point Reyes National Seashore, located just 90 minutes northwest of San Francisco on the Marin County coast. All winning bids made above fair market value are tax-deductible.

This package includes:

(1) Half-day tidepool walk with Dr. Ben Becker, marine ecologist and director of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center at Point Reyes National Seashore, for up to eight people.

We will connect you with Dr. Becker following auction close.

(1) Two nights at the Chief's House at Chimney Rock for up to 8 people.

(1) Copy of "Fylling's Illustrated Guide to Pacific Coast Tide Pools".

(1) Copy of "Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World".

Your books will be waiting for you at the Chief's House or can be mailed to you.

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