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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

Grandparents Day Stroll on the Preserve
Sunday, September 13                                                                                      10:00 - 12:00 pm.
FREE
 
 Billy the Bull Frog Finds a new Home: Meet the Illustrator and the Author
Artist's Reception on Friday, September 4                                                           6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
A copy of the book will be raffled off.
Light refreshments will be served.
 FREE

Water Colors in Nature
Saturday, October 17                                                                                         10:00  #  12:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14                                                                                     10:00 - 12:00 p.m. 

$10 per student
Natures Origami
Saturday, September 19                                                                                          1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 21                                                                                          1:30 - 3:30 p.m.   
FREE
 "Billy the Bull Frog Finds a New Home,"
Author Beth Shibata reads her new story.

Sunday, September 13                                                                                           12:15 - 1:15 p.m. 
Saturday, September 26                                                                                           1:00 - 2:00 p.m. 
FREE
Night Life on the Preserve
Friday, October 23                                                                                                    6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 5                                                                                               6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
 $5 per person or $10 per family
Turtle and Tortoise Day
Saturday, October 10                                                                                       10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
       
FREE
Audubon Meeting and Guest Speaker
Tuesday, September 15                                                                                     
      7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Lenny Vincent, spider expert will be
here to talk about the lives of spiders and will as the topic of dangerous spiders and
which ones are common around Southern California.
FREE. Open to the public.
California Native Plant Society (CNPS) : Annual Plant Sale 
Friday, October 2     Preview Night -open only to FOMM, CNPS & PVPLC      5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 3        OPEN TO THE PUBLIC                                                 9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 4          OPEN TO THE PUBLIC                                               10:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Native plants for sale, prices will vary.


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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
 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm

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SCIENCE PROGRAMS

Sunday Science
Science for the Whole Family
2nd Sunday of every month
$5 per person
Sunday, October 25    "Fantastic Reptiles"
Sunday, November 8   "Music and Stories of the Tongva"
 2:00 - 4:00pm
 1:00 - 4:00pm


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, September 19
Saturday, November 21
FREE
7:30 - 9:30pm
6:30 - 8:30pm

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

 

       


 




 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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