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Nature Events 2005 Jul-Sep



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Nature Festivals and Events 2006:
July - September


January-March | April-June | July-September | October-December


   

April-September
Historic Garden Tours
Monterey
Tel: 831-649-3364
The Historic Garden League leads 90-minute guided walks of several Old Monterey gardens Thursdays and Fridays (meet at 10:30am at Casa del Ora garden, Pacific and Scott Streets). Reservations required; groups can be accommodated with advance notice on other days as well.

Daily through September TBA
Aquarium Adventures
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Aquarium Adventures introduce kids and their families to the fascinating world below the sea surface, including a chance to surface SCUBA dive in the Great Tide Pool of the Aquarium (ages 8-13), go out on a research excursion on a 65-foot sailboat, or take behind-the-scenes tours. Reservations are essential; check the website for details.

May 13-14
Aquarium Adventures Sneak Peek
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Get the skinny on what Aquarium Adventures will offer for youngsters during the summer of 2006.

May 27-28
Humpback Whale Celebration

Monterey
Tel: 831-901-0013
www.whalefestmonterey.com
Many species of cetaceans - including the trio of "great whales," the gray, the blue and the humpback - make their way through the ocean currents not far from Monterey Bay. This new educational festival all about humpback whales, held on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, will be packed with information and fun.

Fridays-Sundays June through September
TeamOCEAN on Monterey Bay
Cannery Row, Moss Landing
Tel: 831-521-9512
http://montereybay.noaa.gov/educate/to/
If you're out kayaking off Cannery Row or in Elkhorn Slough on a summer weekend (Fri-Sun, 9am-4pm), look for the distinctive red and blue kayaks of the National Marine Sanctuary's 40 volunteers. These on-the-water educators are there to teach visitors about the marine creatures they may encounter, and how to watch them safely.

June 10-11
Deep Sea Days
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
The mysteries of the deepest parts of our oceans are revealed in two special days at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Part of the Oceans 2006 Year of Exploring program for kids and families.

June 17-September 4
Aquarium Adventures Programs
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
The Monterey Bay Aquarium offers boundless opportunities for kids and families to experience the wonders of the ocean and Monterey Bay up close and in detail, during the summer-long Adventures programs. SCUBA lessons, overnight stays and morning rounds, sailboat excursions and guided walks: visit the website to learn more.

June 24
Big Sur Bird Bash
Big Sur
Tel: 831-624-1202
www.ventanaws.org
Learn about the reintroduction of California condors when the Ventana Wildlife Society hosts its first 'Bird Bash' at the Henry Miller Library. There'll be fun, games and crafts to little nestlings in the afternoon, and a BBQ party with live music for adults until midnight.


June 24
8th Annual Hidden Gardens Tour
Big Sur
Tel: 831-667-1530
www.bigsurarts.org
Visitors come upon musicians and artists as they discover a half-dozen beautiful home gardens in Big Sur. The garden market offers handicrafts and items to make your garden special; the Captain Cooper School Garden shows kids have green thumbs, too. Reservations essential.

June 29
"Wind to Whales" Lecture
Pacific Grove
www.starrsites.com/acsmb/
Respected marine researcher Dr. Baldo Marinovic, of UC Santa Cruz, discusses the intricate relationship between weather, water, and wildlife that produces abundant food for Monterey Bay's baleen whales. At Hopkins Marine Station, next to the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

July 2
Ears & Gears
Salinas
Tel: 831-455-3180
www.wildthingsinc.com
Take the fascinating animals of Wild Things, combine them with rescued African elephants and a hot-cars show-n-shine, and you've got a great day out in sunny Salinas Valley.

September 1-3
Last Chance to See: Jellies Living Art
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
www.montereybayaquarium.org
This is the last chance to see the award-winning "Jellies: Living Art" exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium - it closes on September 4.

September 9-10
Blue Whale Celebration

Monterey
Tel: 831-901-0013
www.whalefestmonterey.com
Many species of cetaceans - including the trio of "great whales," the gray, the blue and the humpback - make their way through the ocean currents not far from Monterey Bay. This new educational festival all about blue whales, held on Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf, will be packed with information and fun.

September 23-24
Otter Days
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
Tel: 831-648-4888
www.montereybayaquarium.org
Always a favorite at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the sea otter tank will be the center of attention during Otter Days weekend.



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