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The City of Torrance Community Services Department & Recreation Division in cooperation with the Friends of the Madrona Marsh, offer many special activities!

To register for one or more of the many activities that we offer, call the Nature Center at (310) 782-3989 or visit the web site at:
www.TorranceCA.Gov/MadronaMarsh or http://www.friendsofmadronamarsh.com/.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS   MONTHLY ACTIVITIES  SCIENCE PROGRAMS  ART PROGRAMS  Volunteer Opportunities 

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Night Hike
Saturday, January 9             6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 27         6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 23               6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

$5 per person or $10 per family
What's All The Buzz?-Learn about our local native bees
with Leroy Jackson
Saturday, January 16          2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$5 per person or $10 per family
Illuminating Nature Through Art - Workshop
Saturday, January 23        9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 13      9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 12          9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9              9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
$20 per person per class
Natures Origami
Saturday, January 16        1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 19          1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Tule Toys of the Tongva/Gabrielino
Saturday, February 27      1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
$5 per person
Star Party
Saturday, February 13      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16            8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
FREE
Artist's Reception for Mark Christiansen and Dinuk Magammana
Friday, January 8
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Meet the artist and view their beautiful work. Light refreshments will be served.
FREE
Audubon Meeting and Guest Speaker
Tuesday, January 19
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
"California Native Plants" with Dr. Connie Vadheim
FREE
Open to the public.
Valentine Potpourri Workshop with Dr. Connie Vadheim
Saturday, February 13
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
$5 per person

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MONTHLY ACTIVITIES

THE BIRDS OF MADRONA - A WALK WITH BOB SHANMAN
2nd Wednesday of every month
FREE
8:00-10:00am
TOUR DE TORRANCE -
1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesday of every month
FREE
8:30am
NATURE WALK
4th Weekend of every month
FREE
10:00-12:00pm
PROPAGATION SOCIETY - PLANTING SEEDS FOR THE FUTURE
Every Thursday
FREE
10:30-12:30pm
HABITAT RESTORATION AND SERVICE LEARNING FOR STUDENTS
Saturdays
FREE
8:45-12:00pm
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WEEDERS
Every Tuesday & Wednesday
FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
 4TH WEEKEND AUDUBON BIRD WALK
4th Saturday of Every Month
 FREE
8:30 - 10:30am
The Inquisitive Naturalist-ages 35+
2nd Thursday of Every Month
 FREE
1:00 - 2:00pm

 Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden
1st Saturday of Every Month
Repeats on the following Thursday

February 6 & 11     Trees & Shrubs for the Future
March     5 & 10     Native Foods on the Small Side
April       2 & 7       Shrubs in a Changing World

 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm
 Exploring Henrietta Basin-Nature Walks
3rd Saturday of Every Month
Meet at the North Gate of the Henrietta Basin, Located Opposite of West Torrance High School
 FREE
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

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SCIENCE PROGRAMS


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, February 13
Saturday, April 16

FREE
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Don't miss this chance to explore the summer sky with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society.


Children's Activities

Tyke Hike
1st Thursday of every month
$5 donation
10:00-11:30am
Friday Fun
Every Friday-Pre-registration is required
Donation Accepted
10:00-12:00pm

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ART PROGRAMS

Art at the March - Exhibits/Receptions

View the works of local artists portraying the beauty of the Madrona Marsh.  Displayed daily in the Nature Center

 "Luminating Landscapes" by
Mark Christiansen and Dinuk Magammana

An Exhibit of Paintings and Photography

The Exhibit will be on display inside the Nature Center from:                                                               
Tuesday, December 8 , 2015 through January 22, 2016

Artist Reception: Friday, January 8, 2016  6:30 - 8:30 p.m.    

                          

 

 "Ron Squared at the Marsh"
an Exhibit of Paintings by Ron Libbrecht and Ron Hurst

The Exhibit will be on display inside the Nature Center from:
Tuesday, January 26 through Friday, March 4

Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 21    1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

               

 

       


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for an interesting volunteer opportunity? The Madrona Marsh Preserve and Nature Center is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. Please call the Nature Center for further information and to request a volunteer application (310)782-3989.

Gift Shop Volunteers
Special Events
Docents
Habitat Restoration

For reservations and information regarding programs and/or for group tours please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at (310)782-3989.

All activities and classes meet at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center, located at 3201 Plaza del Amo (between Maple and Madrona), on the north side of the street.

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS   MONTHLY ACTIVITIES  SCIENCE PROGRAMS  ART PROGRAMS  Volunteer Opportunities  

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