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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 July 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, July 06, 2015 - Friday, July 10, 2015 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 17, 2015 - Friday, August 21, 2015 • 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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 03, 2015 - Friday, August 07, 2015 • 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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 20, 2015 - Friday, July 24, 2015 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 10, 2015 - Friday, August 14, 2015 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 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

 SEAClub-LittleSquirts-Fall2014.pdf

• Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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Marine Sci Hi (Grades 9-12)
Learn oceanography, marine biology and field reserch methods with our daily trips to the Cabrillo Beach Coastal Park. Students will investigate the rocky intertidal, sandy beach, mudflat and local species of fish. Class fee 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, July 13, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015 • 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.

• Saturday, June 13, 2015 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
• Sunday, July 12, 2015 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
• Saturday, August 08, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, September 13, 2015 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 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

 SEAClub-LittleSquirts-Fall2014.pdf

• Wednesday, September 30, 2015 - Wednesday, October 21, 2015 • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

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SEA Club - Science Education Afternoons Grades K-2
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 required: 310-548-7562.

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

 SEAClub-LittleSquirts-Fall2014.pdf

• Wednesday, September 02, 2015 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015 • 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.

Pre-registration required: 310-548-7562

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • 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.

Pre-registration required: 310-548-7562

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, June 25, 2015, Friday, June 26, 2015 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 3 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Discover nature as we explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make take-home projects and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the Lab.

This class is open to families with children aged 3-5.
Registration is required. Please call (310)548-7562.
Cost is $26 per student ($24 for FCMA members) per session.

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, August 25, 2015, Wednesday, August 26, 2015 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tales Between the Tides Session 4 (3 to 5-year-olds)
Discover nature as we explore the ocean at "see" level. We'll hear and tell stories, scamper like crabs, touch sea animals, make take-home projects and explore the many wonders of the sea in the Aquarium and in the Lab.

This class is open to families with children aged 3-5.
Registration is required. Please call (310)548-7562.
Cost is $26 per student ($24 for FCMA members) per session.

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, August 27, 2015, Friday, August 28, 2015 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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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, June 07, 2015 • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Saturday, August 29, 2015 • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Weekend 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.

• Sunday, September 27, 2015 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 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 required. Please call 310-548-7562.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, August 03, 2015 - Friday, August 07, 2015 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM


 
   
 
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