Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Class - Marine Plastic Pollution: Research, Recovery, and Solutions


Date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Phone: (415) 663-1200

Instructor: Christopher Pincetich, Ph.D.

What is marine debris and how does it impact ocean ecosystems? Participants will explore this pressing topic in the field and classroom, hiking outdoors to collect debris and data before gathering inside to interpret the day’s findings and learn the facts about marine plastic pollution.

- This will be a vigorous activity.

- Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.

- If you have any special circumstances or questions, please contact us at fieldinstitute@ptreyes.org

Is this event rain or shine? We use National Park advisories to determine whether or not the class will run. Click here to check out current weather conditions!

Class Cancellation Policy: If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class, participants will receive a full refund of class fee.

What to Bring:

  • Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing including: windbreaker, gloves, warm hat
  • Hat and sun screen.
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Daypack
  • Lunch, snacks, and water for the day
  • Binoculars (optional)
  • Camera (optional)

Register Here!


Special Notes

Fee: $10, Non-Member Fee: $20. Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!