Headlands - Logistics

2 hours at Point Bonita Lighthouse
10 minutes travel to Rodeo Beach
2 hours at Rodeo Beach and Lagoon
travel time to and from Marin Headlands varies

45-50 minutes back in classroom the following day to discuss, review, and consolidate field observations

Whole class - preferably no more than 32 students on the trip at a time. For some activities, student divide into groups of 3-4 for discussion.


  • Small, lunch-sized ice chest
  • Ice
  • 2-3 cups of water
  • Clear plastic cup
  • Magic Shell® or other quick-hardening chocolate topping for ice cream
  • Hand lenses to observe radiolaria fossils
  • 1 package Oreo Cookies® or Nutter Butters®
  • Raised relief or shaded relief map of California (available from Hubbard Scientific and American Educational Products, $35.75 (http://amep.com/detail_maps.asp?cid=2255)

Marin Headlands, part