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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


Coastal Field Research (Grades 7-9)
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 April 1, 2017. 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 31, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, June 26, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 07, 2017 - Friday, August 11, 2017 • 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 April 1, 2017. 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 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, July 31, 2017 - Friday, August 04, 2017 • 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 April 1, 2017. 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 17, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 14, 2017 - Friday, August 18, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Little Squirts: Ages 2-4
On four consecutive Wednesday afternoons you can join CMA Educators for a series of hands-on marine science adventures. Each class has a general ocean theme and will include elements of arts & crafts, movement, and music.

Little Squirts is offered for 2-4 year olds participating with parents(s). (Class size is limited to 10 students) Snacks are no longer provided by the Aquarium.

No walk-ins please, registration is required; please call 310-548-7562 or complete the form in the flyer below.

The deadline to register is one week before the class begins. Financial assistance is available.

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

 Little-Squirts-2017.pdf

• Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 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, May 28, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Saturday, June 17, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 • 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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, June 22, 2017, Friday, June 23, 2017 • 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 April 1, 2017. 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 22, 2017, Wednesday, August 23, 2017 • 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 April 1, 2017. 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 24, 2017, Friday, August 25, 2017 • 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, May 06, 2017 • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, May 21, 2017 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 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, May 20, 2017 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


 
   
 
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