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 | Madrona Marsh Nature Center
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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 Life on the Preserve 
Saturday, July 25               .       7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 22                  7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
$5 per person or $10 per family
 
Water Colors in Nature
Saturday, August 8                   10:00  #  12:00 p.m.
$5 per person or $10 per family
Butterfly Count Classes
Saturday, July 18                                 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16                              10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
FREE
 Junior Naturalists- Ages 8 - 13 years old
Monday - Friday, July 13 - July 17    
$30 per person for series of 5 classes
9:00 -12:00 p.m.
 Birds, Insects, Mammal and Art Camp with Dinuk-Ages 7 - 12 years old
Tuesday, July 21- Friday, July 24          
$10 per person for 4 class series
9:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Nature Photography for Kids-Camera's provided - Ages 8 and older
Tuesday, August 4 - August 6
$10 per person for 3 class series
9:00 -12:00 p.m.
 
Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden Series
with Dr. Connie Vadheim 

July 11 & 9  "The Butterfly Rancher"

Donations Accepted
1st Saturday of every month 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Repeats the following Thursday 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.


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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

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SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Sunday Science
Science for the Whole Family
2nd Sunday of every month
$5 per person
2:00-4:00pm
Butterfly Count Class
Sunday, August 16
Sunday, October 25
 2:00 - 4:00pm
2:00 - 4:00pm


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, August 22
Saturday, September 19
FREE
8:00 - 10:00pm
7:30 - 9:30pm

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

 

       



"Impressions of Life"

A Photography Exhibit by Altha Hines

Exhibit will be on display from January 13 - February 27

Artist's Reception - Friday, January 30 - 6:30 - 8:30 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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