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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, Oct. 18 & November 22
$5 per person or $10 per family
6:30pm-8:30pm
Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, "Planning a Pot"
Saturday, November 1
Repeats on Thursday, November 6
 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm
Sunsations with Paul Livio
Saturday, November 8

FREE
10:30 - 12:30pm

Binocular Seminar with Bob Shanman
Saturday, November 8

FREE
9:00 - 11:00am

Sunsations with Paul Livio
Saturday, November 8
FREE
10:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday Science, "Games and Toys of the Tongva
Sunday, November 9

$5 per person or $10 per family
2:00 - 4:00pm

Flavored Vinegar Workshop
Learn to use native plants to make flavored vinegars for the holidays
Saturday, November 29
$10 per person
1:00 - 3:00pm
Star Party with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society
Saturday, November 29 & Saturday January 24
FREE
6:30 - 8:30pm
 Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, "Myths, Magic and Madness"
Saturday, December 6
Repeats Tuesday, December 9
 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm
Holiday Potpourri Workshop
Sunday, December 7
$5 per person
1:00 - 3:00pm
Artist's Reception for Estelle DeRidder
Sunday, December 7
FREE
1:00 - 3:00pm
Holiday Wreath Making Class
Saturday, December 13
$10 per person
9:00 - 12:00pm
Christmas Bird Count Class with Bob Shanman
Saturday, December 13
$5 per person
8:00 - 10:00am
Nature Photography for Teens-2 Day Workshop
with Mary Cilva of Paul's Photo
Monday, December 29 & Tuesday, December 30

$89 per person
1:00 - 4:00pm


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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
SENIOR NATURALIST
2nd Tuesday of Every Month

FREE
1:00 - 2:00pm

NATIVE PLANT CLASSES

Join Dr. Connie Vadheim as she teaches about California native plants for Western LA County Gardens.
Donations Accepted

1st Saturday every month
Repeats the following Tuesday
10:00-12:00pm
6:30-8:30pm
November 1 & 4
December 6 & 9
January 3 & 6
Planning a Pot
Myths, Magic & Madness
Capture the Rain

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SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Second Sunday Science
Science for the Whole Family
2nd Sunday of every month
$5 per person
2:00-4:00pm
"Fantastic Spiders," with Brent Karner of the Natural History Museum
Sunday, October 12
 2:00 - 4:00pm
"Games and Toys of the Tongva"
Sunday, November 09
 2:00 - 4:00pm


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, November 29 & January 24
FREE
6:30 - 8:30pm

Don't miss this chance to explore the summer sky with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society.
Register early, as a maximum of 25 people can attend.


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
Art in Nature-A Water Color Class
Saturday, January 17
$10 per person
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

 

An Exhibit of Photographs and Fibers with Dr. Connie Vadheim and Barbara Settler                                                                            

Exhibit will be on Display from October 7 through November 14

Artist's Reception - Friday, October 24, 2014

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meet the Artist: 
Sunday,  November 2  #  6:30  - 8:30 p.m.            



 

 

An Exhibit of Illustrations by Estelle DeRidder                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

Exhibit will be on display from November 18, 2014 - January 9, 2015

Artist's Reception - Sunday, December 07, 2014

2:00 - 5:00pm

 

                                                                                              

 

"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 pm. - 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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