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2020 NAI Sierra Pacific Spring Workshop



Registration Packages

Full Registration includes registration for all three days plus lodging and meals (Friday: dinner, Saturday: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Sunday: breakfast and lunch) and access to all workshop events. 
One Day Registration includes food and participation in all events only on the day chosen.
Guest Registration includes meals and lodging, but not workshop sessions. 
Note: This year we are offering a complete package including meals and lodging. We regret that we cannot offer a reduced price for staying offsite. Thank you for your understanding.
  Professional Member Non-Member** Student Member*
Seasonal, Volunteer, Retired Member*
Guest
Super Early (rec'd by 12/5/19)  $170 $245 $45 $70 $150
Early Bird (rec'd by 1/5/20)  $180 $255 $55 $80 $160
Regular (rec'd by 2/5/20)  $200 $275 $75 $100 $180
Walk-in (not available online)  $220 $295 $95 $120 $200
One-Day Early  $110 $145 $50 $55 $100
One-Day Regular $120 $155 $60 $65 $110
One-Day Walk-in (not available online)
$130 $165 $70 $75 $120

NOTE- We expect this workshop to fill to capacity.  Walk-in Registration may NOT be available.

* Discounted pricing for students, seasonal, volunteer, and retired members is a Membership Benefit; meaning that you MUST be an NAI member at one of these levels to receive any of these discounted workshop pricing options. Visit www.interpnet.com to learn more. 

Hint for Students: If you are not already a member, you will not qualify for discounted student pricing.  You will save money if you become a member first, then register for the workshop. Memberships are processed the business day after they are paid, at which point registration prices will be activated.

**Non-member registration fees for the three-day workshop include the cost of a one-year membership with NAI. One-day registration does not include membership. 

Additional dietary information from our hosts can be found here.
 

Lodging Provided On-Site at NatureBridge

Picture yourself just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area exploring historic Coastal Miwok land and the modern day Marin Headlands. The NatureBridge facility is an historic WWII military campus surrounded by miles of trails along unique rock formations, through wildflowers, with scenic views of the beach and coastline.  Hostel-style accommodations enable group camaraderie and give us the chance to sleep in historic buildings surrounded by nature and the sounds of the ocean. Buildings are furnished with bunk beds (bedding not included) and have carpet and heating. Bathroom facilities are within the building and have private showers (toiletries not included) and a washer/dryer.  Accommodations are separated by gender.
 Please bring your own linens or sleeping bag - none are provided.
     - No camping on-site.
     - No dogs allowed.

If you have any special lodging needs, we will do our best to accommodate.  Please contact us at grumpyranger@att.net.

Volunteering

     -  Volunteers are a vital part of helping our Spring Workshop run smoothly. Shifts will be assigned to ensure volunteers’ ability to fully participate in the conference.
     -  Opportunities include: Set-up, concurrent session room monitoring, tech support, parking, registration & sign-in, cleanup, etc.

Workshop Field Trainings

This year we are offering both morning and afternoon excursions (except all-day island cruises).  We encourage you to sign-up for one of each (one from 10-12 and another from 1-3).  Note, we will not be able to move-in to our workshop accommodations until 5 pm. 

If you have questions or need more information on any of these excursions, please contact Robin Wellman

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be given until February 5, 2020 with a $25 cancellation fee. After that date, refunds will be considered only via review by the Region 9 conference committee. Cancellation requests must be received in writing and can be sent to Laura Drath.

NAI is committed to diversity and inclusion.  All are welcome.
When
3/6/2020 - 3/8/2020
Where
NatureBridge Marin Headlands, CA UNITED STATES

Program

   

01. Morning Field Trainings

 
Location: Ferry location and times will be sent out once you sign up. All Alcatraz Island tours depart from and return to Pier 33 Alcatraz Landing, located along San Francisco’s northern waterfront promenade, on The Embarcadero near the intersection of The Embarcadero and Bay Streets. 

Time: 10:00 AM sharp departure time at the ferry. Return time is your decision. Last ferry for this is 3:50

Talk about ‘Turning the Tides’, the Island is known for the difficult tides in the bay! Join Alcatraz Island Rangers and Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Docents for a guided walking tour around less traveled areas of Alcatraz Island. Topics may include Famous Inmates, Escapes, Hollywood’s Rock, the Victorian Gardens, 200 Years of Alcatraz History, or Fortress Alcatraz, to name a few. Enjoy a dedicated conversation about interpretation as a whole on the island and how they incorporate the mission and core values of NPS and the history of the Island into their presentations.  They will share some insights on Island interpretation and stories of experiences with visitors.
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

Location: We will board the State Park Boat in Tiburon. All the details will be updated and will be sent once you sign up. 

Bring a lunch.

Want to see the most amazing views of the entire Bay Area. Do you love history? Did you know it was an immigration station? Get a behind the scenes tour with the lead interpretive staff of Angel Island State Park, the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, a hidden gem in the midst of the urban Bay Area. Beginning with the earliest inhabitants, the Coast Miwok, Angel Island was a seasonal hunting and gathering location for the local native tribes. With over 100 years of military history starting with the Civil War at Camp Reynolds, and from 1910 to 1940, the U.S. Immigration Station processed hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. During World War II, Japanese, and German POWs were detained at the Station before being sent to facilities farther inland. During WWI and WWII thousands of troops both returning and embarking for conflicts around the world were processed through Angel Island. In the '50s and '60s, the Island saw its last military service as a home to a Nike missile base. Learn about all their programs, get a complete tour of the Island, have lunch, and conversation with staff regarding partnerships and funding. 

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=468

Maximum capacity: 26
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

Location: Mount Tamalpais State Park

Mount Tamalpais standing at 2,571 feet above sea level, is the highest peak in Marin county. The mountain can be compared to an island of outstanding biodiversity and variety of habitats. A growing health trend in America, mindfulness extends the practice of meditation into everyday life and focuses on cultivating awareness in the present. Mt Tam Docent Alexandra Jurasin has practiced mindfulness for over 20 years. Through mindfulness practices, she will guide you in an exploration of your senses in nature. You will finish the hike feeling like you've just had a cleansing shower for your mind.

Maximum Capacity: 20

Difficulty: Moderate.

What to bring: Wear good hiking shoes/boots. Bring plenty of water, lunch and snacks. Hiking poles are recommended on Mt Tam.
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

Location: At the Bay Model Center 

Enjoy a kayak trip along Sausalito’s water front. Enjoy a large collection of birds, sea mammals, the house boat community, view of San Francisco, and more with a guided tour. This trip is easily combined with the Bay Model Tour. They provide all needed equipment. 

https://www.seatrek.com/
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

Location: The Marine Mammal Center, 2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965

The Marine Mammal Center will be offering a wonderful tour around the exhibits and viewing areas with lead guides providing insights into the work of the Center and share stories about their seal and sea lion patients (please note the number of patients onsite and visible varies daily depending on the animal's conditions). We will learn about the scientific research program, veterinary clinicians, pathologists, rehabilitation specialists, wildlife biologists, and research scientists. Discussion on climate change and ocean health will also be a part of the program. 

MarineMammalCenter.org
 
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

Location: 1337 Canal Blvd., Richmond, CA 94804

Cost includes boarding fee and docent-led tour including the lower engine room.

Join the enthusiastic docents who offer the tours of this historic ship. The SS Red Oak Victory Ship is the last surviving ship of 747 built in the Kaiser Shipyards, and is owned by the non-profit Richmond Museum Association. Today, the Red Oak Victory remains a monument to the men and women who worked in war related industries as part of the World War II Home Front. In 1998, the ship was saved from the Naval Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay by a courageous group of men and women and has been under restoration since that time.  NAI will be treated to have conversation with a person who actually worked on the ship. The Victory ships remain today as a symbol of the national resolve and industrial might that won the Second World War.

https://redoakvictory.us/
Category
01. Morning Field Trainings
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3/6/2020 10:00 AM

02. Afternoon Field Trainings

 
Location: Marin Headlands Vista Point

Experience Hawk Hill’s view of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Marin Headlands, and the Pacific Ocean. The area made it a prime spot to keep an eye out for World War II and Cold War enemy attacks. The gun pits, magazines, tunnels, casemates, and launch pads that remain are now a part of the rich history of these parklands.

Known as Battery Construction 129 during its military days, the site was later dubbed Hawk Hill thanks to its location along a prime raptor migration corridor. The Golden Gate Raptor Observatory has been tracking this raptor migration since 1984, along with hawkwatching, banding, radiotelemetry, and docent programs.

A tour guide will be with us to answer any questions, discuss the programs and offer insights into the park. 
Category
02. Afternoon Field Trainings
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/6/2020 1:00 PM

Rosie the Riveter/World War II Home Front National Historical Park. 
Location: Rosie the Riveter is at 1414 Harbour Way South

Description: Do you love history! Then this is your place. World War II was a big part of the Richmond Community and now this park is part of the thread that keeps the history alive.  Come and learn through the rich interactive exhibits, films, and a private tour at the Visitor Education Center. This relatively new National Park was established in 2000. Learn about the programs offered to schools and public, and learn how they have engaged with the local community and government to create a successful partnership.

https://www.nps.gov/rori/index.htm 
Category
02. Afternoon Field Trainings
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/6/2020 1:00 PM

Location: 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA  94965

IT’S THE ONLY ONE OF ITS KIND IN THE WORLD

The Bay Model is a three-dimensional hydraulic model of San Francisco Bay and Delta areas capable of simulating tides and currents. It is over 1.5 acres in size and represents an area from the Pacific Ocean to Sacramento and Stockton, including: the San Francisco, San Pablo and Suisun Bays and a portion of the Sacramento - San Joaquin Delta. Please join the lead staff in a tour with insights on how the model was developed, funded, and is interpreted. 

https://www.spn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Bay-Model-Visitor-Center/
Category
02. Afternoon Field Trainings
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/6/2020 1:00 PM

Location: 104 Montgomery Street in the Presidio of San Francisco

Cost includes admission and private tour/hands on activities.

Description: Tour the museum with Senior Staff learning their core values and mission. After the tour you will be treated to a park naturalist to share how Walt Disney’s lifelong commitment to environmental education, international travel, and intercultural understanding shaped his natural values. In addition discover the importance of storytelling in animation by taking part in interactive activities.

https://www.waltdisney.org/

Maximum Capacity: 30 
Category
02. Afternoon Field Trainings
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/6/2020 1:00 PM

Location: Muir Woods National Monument

Description: Before you check in for the workshop, don’t miss a stroll among the giant redwoods. Muir Woods National Monument is world renowned for its old-growth coastal redwoods, attracting over one million visitors per year. The park is within the biodiversity hotspot of the Redwood Creek Watershed and home to more than 380 different plants and animals. Learn about this fragile ecosystem, the history of the park, and how Muir Woods is meeting challenges to protect this place for generations to come. This visit includes time with the ranger as well as time to explore the forest on your own.

What to bring: good walking shoes, rain jacket (in case it is misty/foggy), warm clothes, water bottle, camera. No food allowed in the forest.

Maximum Capacity: 30
Category
02. Afternoon Field Trainings
Time
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3/6/2020 2:00 PM

03. Guest Tickets

 
GUEST includes meals and lodging, but not workshop sessions.
Category
03. Guest Tickets
Time
3/6/2020 - 3/8/2020
3/6/2020

GUEST includes meals and lodging, but not workshop sessions.
Category
03. Guest Tickets
3/7/2020

GUEST includes meals and lodging, but not workshop sessions.
Category
03. Guest Tickets
3/8/2020