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Science at the Seashore

    Through the Science at the Seashore program, we are able to offer individuals and families many opportunities to learn about our marine environment through guided tours, art and storytelling and extended workshops.

For reservations and information about Science at the Seashore, call 310-548-7562 or print out a registration form.

To learn more about our programs schedule, please view our program calendar.
     
 

Upcoming Science at the Seashore Events


Family Rocky Shore Adventure
Learn about the animals that call the Rocky Intertidal their home! This informative class designed for families and led by CMA education staff will introduce you to the amazing animals that have adapted to live in the dynamic rocky shore habitat. We will keep the class size small and give participants a private touch tank tour, a visit to our classroom laboratory with microscopes and specimens and a personal tour of the Point Fermin Tidepools! Reserve early, class size is limited to 20 participants!

No walk-ins please, registration is required; call 310-548-7562, moderate physical ability is required for walking on uneven and slippery rocks in the tidepools, minors must be accompanied by an adult. Deadline to register is one week before the class begins.

Fee: $5 adults, $1 children and seniors (FREE for Friends members). Financial assistance available.

• Wednesday, December 28, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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Final Tidepool Walk of 2016
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Saturday, December 31, 2016 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

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Little Squirts: Ages 2-4
Little Squirts is offered for four Wednesday afternoons from 1:30pm to 3:00pm. Each month of sessions has a general ocean theme and all sessions will include elements of arts & crafts, movement, and music.

We are taking reservations for monthly blocks and will limit class size to a maximum of 10 children, ages 2-4, participating with parent(s) or guardian(s).

Pre-registration is required, as space is limited. If you are interested in joining us, call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

• Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Ocean in Art: Gyotaku
Create one-of-a-kind gifts as you practice the art of Gyotaku fish printing. Fee includes paint and paper - please bring fabric or clothes to print on during this studio workshop.

Pre-Registration is required by Friday the week prior to the program. Please call 310-548-7562 for more information.

Member Price:  $16, Non-Member Price:  $18

• Saturday, December 17, 2016 • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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Salt Marsh Open House
Join CMA Educators to learn about the Salinas de San Pedro wetlands habitat at Cabrillo Beach by using binoculars and microscopes to observe live animals. Visitors can view the birds of the marsh, learn about native plants and observe the changes in the tides.

Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, September 04, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Saturday, October 22, 2016 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, November 06, 2016 • 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, December 18, 2016 • 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 2-3
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

 SeaClub-Fall-2016.pdf

• Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - Wednesday, October 26, 2016 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 4-6
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

 SeaClub-Fall-2016.pdf

• Wednesday, September 07, 2016 - Wednesday, September 28, 2016 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades K-1
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Opportunities may include observing animal behavior; exploring rocky shore tidepools; discovering the wonders of the salt marsh; examining nature through microscopes and much more! Participants help plan the schedule.

Includes SEA Club T-shirt. Financial assistance available. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Pre-registration is required: 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $27, Non-Member Price:  $30

 SeaClub-Fall-2016.pdf

• Wednesday, November 02, 2016 - Wednesday, November 23, 2016 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Tidepool Walk
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Saturday, September 17, 2016 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, September 18, 2016 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, October 15, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
• Saturday, October 29, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
• Sunday, October 30, 2016 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, November 12, 2016 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, November 13, 2016 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, November 26, 2016 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sunday, November 27, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Saturday, December 10, 2016 • 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM
• Sunday, December 11, 2016 • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
• Saturday, December 24, 2016 • 11:30 PM - 1:00 PM
• Tuesday, December 27, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Thursday, December 29, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

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Tidepool Walk (en espaņol)
CMA's Educators conduct tours of the Point Fermin tidepools. Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on the naturalist-led ramble on the rocks to see animals in their natural habitat. Outdoor clothing and sneakers advised. Young children must be accompanied by adults.

Reservations required for groups: 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE.

• Sunday, October 30, 2016 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, November 13, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, December 11, 2016 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

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Walk Cabrillo
Pack a snack and join a walk guided by CMA's Education staff. Starting at the Aquarium courtyard, you'll visit the native garden, salt marsh, beaches and tidepools. Explore each habitat and discover signs of the season along the shore. Examine fossils, native plants and beach wrack.

Registration required for groups, please call 310-548-7562.
Fee: FREE; open to all ages.

• Sunday, October 02, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Saturday, December 17, 2016 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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World Water Monitoring Challenge
Volunteers Needed!

Have you given much thought to the quality of the water around you? Join us at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to help test the health of our salt marsh as part of World Water Monitoring Challenge.

The program encourages communities to monitor the condition of local rivers, streams, estuaries and other bodies of water any time from March 22 (The U.N.'s World Water Day) until December 31. The results are then reported in an international database. Coordinated by the Water Environment Federation and the International Water Association, WWMC is an international outreach program that builds public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world.

Learn about what you can do to conserve water and decrease pollution entering our streams and oceans. No experience is necessary and this activity is open to all ages! Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.

For additional information or for group reservations, please call 310-548-7562.

• Sunday, November 06, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 
   
 
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