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Get Into Your Sanctuary with Octopus πŸ™!

  • Greater Farallones Association 991 Marine Drive San Francisco, CA, 94129 United States (map)

Let's celebrate our Sanctuary, Workshop Families!

This is a reminder that next weekend, August 2-4, is our annual Get Into Your Sanctuary (GIYS) celebration. We have a lineup of activities including a whale watching cruise to the Farallon Islands (sold out), restoration on Kent Island and our Octo Lab Family Workshop!

Friday August 2

ο‚· Kent Island Restoration: Bolinas, 10am-2pm, Kate: to register

Saturday August 3

ο‚· Octolab Family Workshops: Only a few more open spots for Octo Lab! Participants will discover one of the ocean's most intelligent invertebrates- the octopus! Teams will measure, weigh, study, touch, examine, and squish their way through the lab using their own defrosted octopus specimen. As the grand finale, we will create octopus stop motion videos as well as octopus prints for you to take home as keepsakes.

Sunday August 4

ο‚· Sanctuary Explorations: Farallon Islands & Whale Watching, 7:30am-4pm, Sara: to registerPre-registration for Kent Island, Family Workshops, & Whale Watching is required; space is limited.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday August 2-4

ο‚· Virtual Reality Dives, Greater Farallones Visitor Center, 10am-4pm, no reservation required!ο‚· Join one of our Get into Your Sanctuary partners to explore your sanctuary:

Fitzgerald Marine Reserve, Oceanic Society, Point Reyes Outdoors, San Francisco Whale Tours, or Watertreks EcoTours!

Contact Jean Alupay at for all inquiries.

Reservation is required. Fee: $15 per participant (e.g. 1 Parent + 2 children = $45)

Family program classes arerecommended for 4-10 year old ocean enthusiasts and their favorite adults!

Earlier Event: August 1
Presidio Twilight
Later Event: August 2
Māhealani Uchiyama