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Calendar of Events for 2014


JANUARY


January 6th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: Diving Cordell Bank
Guest: Matt Vieta, Bay Area Underwater Explorers Matt discusses the intense preparation for organizing a team of technically trained divers through the Bay Area Underwater Explorers to dive on Cordell Bank. Matt talks about his personal experiences and highlights diving on Cordell Bank.



FEBRUARY


February 3rd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here


February 20th, 2014
CBNMS Advisory Council logo Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Red Barn Classroom, Point Reyes National Seashore, 1 Bear Valley Rd., Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
When: 9:30 am
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.



MARCH


March 3rd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: Sea Star Wasting Disease and West Marin MPA Monitoring
Guests: Pete Raimondi, UCSC; Amy Trainer, Environmental Action Committee (EAC)
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here






APRIL


April 7th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival logo April 25-27, 2014
Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival
Where: Point Reyes Station
Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is a co-sponsor of this annual birding and nature event where experts lead fantastic forays in the wilds of West Marin. Jennifer Stock will deliver a talk to registrants who sign up for the lecture. For more information about the festival and for registration go here.


April 26th and 27th, 2014
41st Annual Bodega Bay Fisherman's Festival Celebrate the annual blessing of the fleet, and all things seafood, art, music, wine/beer. Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation will have a booth amongst other local non-profits at the event. Come talk with a board member and learn about the sanctuary and the foundation's efforts to support the sanctuary.
To get more info about the event visit.

MAY


CBNMS Advisory Council logo May 1st, 2014
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
(Joint meeting with the Gulf of the Farallones Sanctuary Advisory Council)
Where: Bodega Bay Grange Hall, Bodega Bay
When: 9:00 AM
Meeting of the community-based advisory groups that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.

May 5th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: California Coastal National Monument
Guest: Rich Burns, Bureau of Land Management 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here





May 10, 2014
Cordell Bank 25th Anniversary/Photo Exhibit Reception

When: 1-5 PM (drop in event, stop in anytime)
Where: 1 Bear Valley Road, Point Reyes, CA 94956
Red Barn Classroom Directions here.

Join Cordell Bank Sanctuary Staff for an afternoon openhouse at the Red Barn Classroom at Point Reyes National Seashore to celebrate 25 years of protecting the unique wilds of Cordell Bank and its surrounding waters. Enjoy the sanctuary's impressive traveling photo exhibit that is on display in the classroom and some light food/beverages. The sanctuary's remotely operated vehicle (ROV) "Phantom" will be there to see up close. Talk with sanctuary staff who operate the ROV and learn how we use it. In addition a video corner and fun kids activities (squid dissection, block printing, drive a mini "ROV" and other art/craft type activities). Families are welcome
Download a Flyer for this event!(727 kb)



Thursday, May 22, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model Visitor Center 2100 Bridgeway Blvd. Sausalito, CA
When: 6 pm

For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


JUNE


June 2nd, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here




Monday, June 16th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank
and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Point Arena City Hall 451 School Street, Point Arena, CA 95468 Sausalito, CA
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


June 17th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank
and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Gualala Community Center 47950 Center Street Gualala, CA 95445
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion


June 18th, 2014
Public Hearing on the proposed expansion of Cordell Bank and
Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

Where: Grange Hall,1370 Bodega Ave, Bodega Bay, CA
When: 6 pm
For more information related to this hearing and the proposed expansion



June 22nd, 2014
Lecture: Land Sea Connection
Presenter: Education and Outreach Coordinator: Jennifer Stock
Where: Petaluma Historical Library and Museum
When: 2:00-3:00 pm
For more info: www.petalumamuseum.com



CBNMS Advisory Council logo June 25th, 2014
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Blue Conservation Science,
Palomarin Room, Petaluma
When:1:00pm
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serves as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.


June 30th, 2014
Public Comment Period Closes for proposal to expand Cordell Bank and Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries

For more information related to this public comment period and to find out how to comment click here


JULY


July 7th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here






AUGUST


August 4th, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
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August 11th and 12th, 2014
Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Literacy Through the Eyes of Albatross/Free Teacher Workshop
Where: Bay Model of Sausalito
Learn about the Winged Ambassadors curriculum and how to get involved in monitoring for microplastics at the beach. This workshop is put on in collaboration with the 5 Gyres Institute, Cordell Marine Sanctuary Foundation and the Bay Model of Sausalito. Learn more about this teacher workshop and find out how to register here

winged ambassadors logo









August 19th-28th, 2014
Traveling Cordell Bank Photo Exhibit on dispaly in main gallery space

Where:
Bay Model of Sausalito
2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965

Cordell Bank is out of reach for most, but the Sanctuary has created a traveling photo exhibit to bring the Sanctuary to you! Visit the exhibit on display at the Bay Model of Sausalito during operating hours of the Bay Model/US Army Corps of Engineers. The exhibit portrays the amazing biodiversity of Cordell Bank above and below the surface.

cordell exhibit



August 17th, 2014 (note, also offered on August 24th
Cordell Bank Field Seminar (fee- based program)
6:45am- 5:00pm

Requires Registration - Register for 2014 Seminar here.
Description: Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary is an offshore oasis for wildlife. Located 20 miles west off the Marin/Sonoma coast, this rocky bank is a lush feeding ground for fish, invertebrates, seabirds and marine mammals. On these boat trips, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to identify and observe pelagic seabirds and marine mammals
  • Find out why and how marine mammals and seabirds come from so far away to feed in this region and what research is revealing
  • Learn about what the Sanctuary is doing to learn about and protect this ocean “hotspot”
As we cruise out to the Bank, we may encounter pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoise, seals and numerous seabirds. We’ll enjoy and learn about whatever the ocean offers that day, be it seabirds, marine mammals, blue sharks, jellies, or more!

Boat Trips leave from Bodega Bay

August 17th, 2014-Naturalists Carol Keiper and Jennifer Stock August 24th, 2014-Naturalists Doreen Gurrola and Jennifer Stock

*personal discretion is advised as the boat may encounter rough weather. Personal stability and comfort at sea for a full day is strongly encouraged. For education resources related to this seminar, visit this link.


CBNMS Advisory Council logo August 21st, 2014
Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Reyes National Seashore Red Barn Classroom, Point Reyes Station
When: 9 am
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public.
The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.



SEPTEMBER


September 1st, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here


September 24th, 2014
Webinar for Educators: Exploring Tools to Reduce Land Based Debris: Meet the Litterati!
When: 3:30-4:30 pm
Where: from your computer!
More info and registration information here



OCTOBER


KWMR logo October 6th, 2014
1:00-2:00 pm
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic:Ocean Wonders and Wellness, in the gallery at the Bolinas Museum
Guests: Jennifer Gately, Executive Director of the Bolinas Museum, Chris Jordan and Isabella Kirkland (artists)
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here


October 18th, 2014
Where: Bolinas Community Center
When: 4-6 pm
Great Minds Talk: Ocean Wonders
$5 SUGGESTED DONATION. NO RESERVATION REQUIRED. Enjoy an afternoon exploring a wondrous range of life that inhabits the ocean with California Academy of Sciences invertebrate zoologist Dr. Rebecca Johnson and artist Isabella Kirkland (who also happens to be a California Academy of Sciences Research Associate in the Department of Aquatic Biology). Moderator Jennifer Stock, Education Coordinator for NOAA’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, will also present incredible images of the amazing seafloor located just off the Coast of the Point Reyes National Seashore.  


October 30th, 2014
Where: Point Reyes Library, Point Reyes Station, CA

What: Remote Rendez Vous!/Seaside Chat: Exploring the deep sea around Cordell Bank and beyond: an overview of the 2014 research season
2014 marked a very busy season for the science team in the sanctuary. Danielle Lipski will provide an overview of the deep sea research, offshore monitoring and present new findings, pretty pictures, and some exceptional video footage revealing this amazing and biological hot spot right off the Point Reyes coast.
When: 6-8pm
Who: Danielle Lipski, Research Coordinator and Jennifer Stock, Education/Outreach Coordinator at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
Free!



NOVEMBER


November 3rd, 2014

Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: The Future of Abalone Diving in California
Guest: Jack Likens, Sonoma Coast Resident, Abalone Diver
When: 1-2 pm
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here


November 5th-January 6th 2015, 2014
Traveling Cordell Bank Photo Exhibit on dispaly at Sonoma Valley Regional Library

Where:
Sonoma Valley Regional Library
755 West Napa Street, Sonoma, CA 95476

Cordell Bank is out of reach for most, but the Sanctuary has created a traveling photo exhibit to bring the Sanctuary to you! Visit the exhibit on display at the Bay Model of Sausalito during operating hours of the Sonoma Valley Regional Library. The exhibit portrays the amazing biodiversity of Cordell Bank above and below the surface.

cordell exhibit



November 5th, 2014
Opening/Talk- Jennifer Stock, education/outreach coordinator will present a visual journey through this biological hotspot off the Sonoma Coast.
Free Lecture
6-7:30 pm


November 13th, 2014
CBNMS Advisory Council logo Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting
Where: Point Blue Conservation Science Palomarin Room, Petaluma
When: 9:15 AM
Meeting of the community-based advisory group that advises sanctuary management and serve as a liaison to sanctuary community constituent groups. Open to the public. The agenda will be posted in advance of the meeting on the Advisory Council Meeting Documents page. Note the meeting agenda is subject to change up until the day of the meeting and should be treated as a draft.




DECEMBER


December 1st, 2014
Ocean Currents Radio Program on KWMR
Topic: TBA
Guest: 
Tune in live at www.kwmr.org
catch past episodes here




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