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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, April 23                6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 7                   7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 9                    7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$5 per person or $10 per family
Native Flavored Tea Tasting and Garden Tours with Dr. Connie Vadheim
Sunday, April 10              1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
$5 per person
Illuminating Nature Through Art - Workshop.
Saturday, March 12          9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 9              9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28             9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 11             9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 23             9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
$20 per person per class
Natures Origami
Saturday, March 19          1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 21             1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
FREE
Sunsations with Paul Livio
Saturday, July 23                                          2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
FREE
Star Party
Saturday, June 11                                         8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
FREE
"Our Feathered Friends" a Photography Exhibit by Randy Harwood
Exhibit on display from April 23 through June 3

Artist's Reception: Friday, May 13 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served.
FREE
Open to the public.

"A Ten Year Reflection on the Marsh" An Exhibit of Paintings by Stephen West
Exhibit will be on display from June 7 through July 15

Artist's Reception will include special guests from the South Bay Wildlife Rehab with live raptors:
Saturday, June 11 from 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

FREE
Open to the public.
"Bugs of Night"
Saturday, May 28                                       7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
$5 per person or $10 per family
 Friends of Madrona Marsh Ice Cream Social and Garden Tea Party
Sunday, May 15                                        1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
 FREE

 Junior Naturalists-Ages 8 - 13
Tuesday through Friday, July 12, 13, 14 & 15                              10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

 $40 per child (price includes all 4 classes)
 Wildlife and Art Camp with Dinuk-Ages 7 - 12
Tuesday through Friday, July 26, 27, 28 & 29                             10:00 - 1:00 p.m.
 $40 per child (price includes all 4 classes)
 Nature Photography for Kids
Tuesday through Friday, August 2, 3, 4 & 5             10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
 $40 per child(price includes all 4 classes)

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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.

Front Reception Desk
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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