Point Reyes National Seashore Association Field Class - March 24-26 - New Moon Writing Weekend


Above: Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: March 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

Phone: (415) 663-1200

Instructor: Patti Trimble

Come write with us in focused, supportive community under a nearly new moon and on early spring trails. Insightful workshops on writing craft, poetry, and short prose will help all levels of writer deepen their practice. We'll share potlucks and conversations before returning home with some excellent new work.

Location: Once you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email with directions to the meeting location!

-Accommodations included at Clem Miller Environmental Education Center, more info below.

-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.

Clem Miller Environmental Education Center

Nestled in a secluded valley two miles from Limantour Beach, the Center is designed as a model of ecological sustainability with composting, recycling, and waste monitoring practices, solar-heated water, and photovoltaic modules providing electricity. Most meals and classroom teachings take place inside the main lodge.

The area was the site of the Laguna Ranch until the late 1930’s when the U.S Army installed roads and barracks during the Cold War. Some of the ranch buildings were kept after purchase by the National Park Service in 1971 and were used by the American Youth Hostel. When the army quonset huts (in use as an environmental education camp since 1972) were torn down in 1986, Point Reyes National Seashore Association raised private funds for the present building and donated it to the National Park Service.


  • Library / science center
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Large dining room
  • Bathhouse with hot showers
  • Dormitory-style cabins with bunk beds and mattresses for sleeping bags (NO heat or electricity)
  • Wood burning stove in main lodge

Special Notes

Fee: $280, Non-Member Fee: $310. Point Reyes National Seashore Association is located at 1 Bear Valley Road, Bldg 70, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956