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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

Turtle & Tortoise Day
Saturday, May 28 2 -4 p.m.
FREE
10:00am-1:00pm
Introduction to Birds and Birding
Saturday, Aug. 16 - Visiting Sparrows
Saturday, Sept. 20 - A Multitude of Migrants
Saturday, Oct. 18 - Birds That Are Tree Crawlers
FREE
9:00am-11:00am
9:00am-11:00am
9:00am-11:00am
Night Life on the Preserve
Saturday, Oct. 18
$5 per person or $10 per family
6:30pm-8:30pm
Grandparents Day Stroll
Sunday, Sept. 7
FREE
10:00am-12:00pm

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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 - BIRDING WITH DAVE MOODY
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 & Wednesday Weeders FREE

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
July 5 & 8
August 2 & 5
More Beautiful Butterflies
Water-wise Hummingbird Haven

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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


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, July 5 2014
FREE
8:00pm-10:00pm
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
Donation Accepted
10:00-12:00pm
Birds, Bugs and Mammals Exploration Camp
Ages 10 to 21 years only
Tuesday-Friday, August 5, 6, 7 & 8
$10 for all 4 classes

10:30-12:30pm

Art Workshop in Nature with Suzanne Gibson
Painting and a Nature Walk for both Children and Adults.  All ages.
Wednesday & Saturday, August 6 & 20
Wednesday & Saturday, August 9 & 23

Start on Wednesday with an art demonstration followed by an inspiring stroll on the Madrona Marsh.
Then on Saturday, join Suzanne for a two hour plien air workshop on the Perserve. 
All supplies will be provided with the option of purchasing your own kit.

$10 per person

10:00-12:00pm
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

"Through the Eyes of Children"
An Exhibit of Paintings by Suzanne Gibson

Exhibits will be on display at the nature Center from July 15 through August 22
Artist reception will be held on Friday August 1 at 6:30pm-8:30pm

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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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