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  Science at the Seashore  

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


Crab Shells & Native Tales (Grades 3-4)
Observe animal behavior as you hold hermit crabs, go crab fishing, feed barnacles and more! Discover the marvelous mud at the salt marsh and how native peoples have used the ocean. Two sessions are offered, one in June and one in August. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, June 27, 2016 - Friday, July 01, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 08, 2016 - Friday, August 12, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Galloping Snails & Other Fishy Tales (Grades 1-2)
Watch snails gallop and other fascinating seashore animal behavior through shoreline exploration and laboratory activities. Make ocean art, sea storybooks and other projects as records of your discoveries. Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 01, 2016 - Friday, August 05, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology & Other Slimy Words
(Grades 5-6)

Find out about the inner and outer workings of fish, sharks and other ocean animals through behavior observations and dissection. Explore the ecosystems of Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park's fascinating inhabitants as we go fishing and use a beach seine. Develop an understanding of deep-sea animals, bioluminescence and oceanography. Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Class fee includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 18, 2016 - Friday, July 22, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 15, 2016 - Friday, August 19, 2016 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Marine Sci Hi (Grades 10-12)
Combine marine biology with art as we do laboratory and field research in our daily trips to Cabrilo Beach Coastal Park! Using the observational techniques and works of Muir, Rickets and Audubon (among others) as inspiration, students will keep a naturalist's journal and participate in field research to investigate the rocky intertidal, sandy beach and mudflats through pen, paper, a painters brush and the lens of a camera.

Class fee includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, August 01, 2016 - Friday, August 05, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 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, July 24, 2016 • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
• Saturday, August 27, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, September 04, 2016 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades 3-6
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on after-school marine science adventures. Students observe animal behavior; examine rocky shore animals at the tidepools; explore the wonders of mud at the salt marsh; and get an up-close view with microscopes. 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

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

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Tales Between the Tides Session 1 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, July 05, 2016, Wednesday, July 06, 2016 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 2 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $24, Non-Member Price:  $26

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, July 07, 2016, Friday, July 08, 2016 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 3 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Wednesday, August 24, 2016 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 4 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make a take-home project and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the lab. Choose from one or both two day sessions, each day focusing on a different theme. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, August 25, 2016, Friday, August 26, 2016 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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

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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.

• Saturday, August 20, 2016 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

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Wet Tech (Grades 7-9)
Apply technology to ocean studies by designing and building a remotely operated underwater vehicle. Test your ROV and compete with fellow students in an underwater obstacle course. Includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Registration is open to members only through February 29, 2016. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member click here.

Registration is required. Please call 310-548-7562.

Member Price:  $77, Non-Member Price:  $85

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 11, 2016 - Friday, July 15, 2016 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 
   
 
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