Sean Pickton

A Day with Sarah Surveying the Elephant Seal Colonies

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend Friday, December 15th with Sarah Codde. We did a site survey of each of the Elephant Seal Colonies at Point Reyes National Seashore. We started at the Elephant Seal Overlook, then went to three sites off of the Chimney Rock Trail, South Beach and Finally the Main Colony. During our survey, we saw many yearlings and immature elephant seals as well as a handful of sub-adult males and bulls. We did…

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Dec. 16 All Docent Training

Thanks to all of you that attended yesterday’s training at the Red Barn. We had some great speakers and a very diverse set of topics. Some memorable moments… Returning docents, Frank Binney, Beth Cataldo, Sterling Hada, and Barbara Lutes shared some awesome tips about creating and telling stories that connect with visitors. There were also several great theatrical moments, complete with docents (Jeffry and Dean) standing in as elephant seals (see photo below). John Eleby, a supervisory Law Enforcement Ranger,…

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Welcome to the New WWD Website

In an effort to foster community among the docents, we are looking to create a richer online presence this coming season. Stacy Hayden, an awesome docent and web designer, has developed this Point Reyes National Seashore Winter Wildlife Docent website. We will be posting relevant presentations, weekly updates, etc. on the site. In addition, we’d like to include some docent pictures, biographies, and testimonials. This content will make it easier for us to get to know each other. If (and only…

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Mark Your Calendars

A quick note highlighting some of the upcoming dates: Picking your docent days: Nov 22nd – Doodle poll was sent to the 10+ year docents Nov 29th – Doodle poll to 5+ year docents Dec 6th – Doodle poll to all docents All docent training – will be held Saturday, December 16th at the Red Barn. Coffee and mingle will be at 830a. We will be starting the first of the presentations at 9a sharp! We’ll send out a schedule…

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2017 New Docent Training

We have sixteen(ish) new docents joining the Winter Wildlife Docent program this year. These folks bring with them experience from other areas of Point Reyes National Seashore and from Ano Nuevo. A number of the docents also bring with them a great deal of professional education experience. The knowledge, passion, and enthusiasm that was displayed during our training was awesome. We had a spectacular weekend out at the Lifeboat Station. On Friday afternoon, I arrived just as the lifeboat was…

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