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March 3rd / 4th and 17th / 18th 

All are welcome—new docents, past participants, everyone interested in learning more about our history and the marine sciences.

Marine Science Docent Training:
Wednesday, January 31, 11am-2pm. Experience the Marine Science exhibit and learn about the organisms that live in the salt water aquarium. Meet in the Smithy. Contact: Sarah Grimes (707-813-7925). If you cannot make this date, contact Sarah for an alternate Wednesday morning. 

IMPORTANT! Please schedule your Marine Science Whale Festival shift at this training or call Sarah with your preferred date (707-813-7925), or e-mail

First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House History:
Saturday, February 3rd, 10am to noon, Explore the history, restoration and stories of those that lived and worked at Point Cabrillo.  Meet downstairs at The First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House (East House). Contact: Ginny Wade ( 

Frolic History:
Saturday February 3rd 1pm-3pm. Learn to Tell Engaging Stories That Highlight Core History & Key Personalities: integrating Gold Rush Era Turning Points (Birth of SF & CA, Frolic, Jerome Ford, Mendocino Pioneer Days, statehood) with SF '06 Earthquake (destruction, CA rebuilding, birth of PC LH) -- plus how Tom Layton's unexpected 1984 Frolic rediscovery and '92 book advanced the community efforts. Meet upstairs at the First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House (East House).  Contact: Robert Becker (

Bring a sack lunch for the break 
if you want to attend both trainings on February 3rd.

Lens Tour training/refresher:
Saturday February 10th 11am.  Discover how the 3rd Order Fresnel Lens, Federal Aid to Navigation functions today and its history. Be a part of the team that helps with lens tours, a significant source of income for Point Cabrillo. NEW and EXPERIENCED docents are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact: Steve Nilson ( (underline between nilson and mendo)

Restoration History and Lighthouse History:
Saturday February 10th, 1pm-3pm.  We will look at Bruce Rogerson’s excellent slide show and discuss how to interpret the history and restoration of our working Lighthouse.  New and returning docents encouraged to attend.  Meet upstairs at The First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House (East House). Contact: Tanya Smart (

If you want to attend both trainings on February 10th,
you're welcome to bring a sack lunch for the break.

Whale Docent Training:
Saturday February 17th, 10am to 3pm. This year we are doing something a bit different. We will focus on interpretation – and how to use the adaptations and natural history of the California Gray Whale to engage the public. Docents and naturalists from other groups are welcome to attend. (Meeting place to be determined) Bring a sack lunch.  Contact: Tanya Smart, (

Set Up:
Help get Point Cabrillo Light Station ready for the whales and their watchers – contact for flexible dates and times.  

If you have AAA insurance you've probably seen the Via magazine featuring Mendocino and the Light Station along with a picture. If not, here's a link to the online version:
"Safe Passage" a splendid video
produced by MediaVectors Group.

Another way to support the Point Cabrillo Light Station is through our partnership  with Thanksgiving Coffee Company. 25% of every package of six roast options for the Lightkeepers Blend sold through us will go directly to fund ongoing maintenance and restoration at Point Cabrillo. 
Find out more online at

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