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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


Family Mudflat Adventure
Learn about the importance of the mudflat and saltmarsh habitats and the animals that call it home! This informative class is designed for families and is led by CMA education staff who will introduce you to the amazing flora and fauna that have adapted to live in this muddy home. We will keep the class size small and give the participants a private visit to our classroom laboratory with microscopes and specimen, then we'll walk out to observe and experience the animals in the mud! Reserve early, class size is limited to 20 participants!

No walk-ins please, registration is required; call 310-548-7562. Prepare to get muddy. Moderate physical ability required. Wear clothes you don't mind getting muddy and surf/dive booties or tight fitting Wellingtons/rubber deck boots are required for walking through the mud. NO BARE FEET OR FLIP FLOPS ALLOWED. 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).

• Tuesday, February 28, 2017 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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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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New Year's Tidepool Walk
Join us for the first tidepool walk of 2017!

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, January 01, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 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, December 18, 2016 • 2:00 AM - 4:00 PM
• Saturday, January 21, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
• Sunday, February 19, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, March 18, 2017 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 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

• Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - Wednesday, March 22, 2017 • 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

• Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - Monday, February 01, 2016 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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Sunset Tidepool Walk
Join us for a tidepool walk and then stay and watch the sunset!

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.

• Friday, January 13, 2017 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 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, December 10, 2016 • 11:00 AM - 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
• Sunday, January 08, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Sunday, January 15, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, January 28, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Saturday, February 11, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, February 12, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, February 25, 2017 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
• Sunday, February 26, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
• Saturday, March 11, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, March 12, 2017 • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
• Saturday, March 25, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
• Sunday, March 26, 2017 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 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, December 11, 2016 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
• Sunday, January 15, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, February 12, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, March 12, 2017 • 2:30 PM - 4:00 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, December 17, 2016 • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
• Sunday, February 05, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM


 
   
 
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