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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, March 28
Friday, May 8

$5 per person or $10 per family
6:30pm-8:30pm
7:30pm-9:30pm
Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, "A Bounty of Birds"
Saturday, March 7
Repeats on Thursday, March 12
 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm
Star Party with Paul Livio and the Riverside Astronomical Society
Saturday, April 25

FREE
7:00 - 9:00pm

Connected to Nature-a Program for the Inquisitive Naturalist
Second Thursday of Every Month
Best for ages 25+
Thursday, February 12, March 12, April 9 & May 14

FREE
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Charismatic Mega-fauna Animals of the Ice Age
Saturday, February 21

FREE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Carol Bornstein
Meet the author of "California Native Plants for the Garden"

Saturday, February 28

FREE
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

Music of the Tongva-Learning to make an instrument using Elderberry Branches from the Preserve
Ages 12+ 
Saturday, March 7

FREE
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Rapters-a closer look with representatives from the South Bay Rehab.
Saturday, March 14
$5 per person or $10 per family
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.

 Building a Bird House for Your Yard
Saturday, March 28

 $10 per person
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
 Out of the Wilds and Into Your Garden, "The Useful Garden"
Saturday, April 4
Repeats Thursday, April 9
 FREE
10:00 - 12:00pm
6:30 - 8:30pm
"Billy the Bull Frog," A New Illustrated Story by Local Artist/Writer Beth Shibata and Illustrated by Lisa Chakraborti
Saturday, April 11
FREE
1:00 - 2:00pm
Madrona Marsh Earth Day Fair-Sponsored by Exxon Mobil 
Saturday, April 18
FREE
9:00 - 2:00 p.m.
 Out of the Wilds & Into Your Garden, "Alice Eastwood"
Saturday, May 2
Thursday, May 14
FREE
10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. 
Origami
Saturday, March 14 & May 9
FREE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Friends of Madrona Marsh Annual Garden & Tea Party
Saturday, May 9
Donations Accepted
2:00 - 4:00 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
SENIOR NATURALIST-CONNECTED TO NATURE
2nd Thursday of Every Month

FREE
1:00 - 2:00pm

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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
Discovery Day
Sunday, March 8
 2:00 - 4:00pm
All about Opossums
Sunday, April 12
 2:00 - 4:00pm


Astronomy Programs

Star Party
Saturday, April 25
FREE
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

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
Saturday, February 21
Saturday, June 27
Saturday, August 15

$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

 

       



"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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