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Discovery Lecture Series
7 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014


Unearthing The Historical Wetlands of Southern California
By Shawna Dark, CSU Northridge

Looking across today’s highly urbanized Los Angeles basin, it is almost impossible to imagine the area once include a vast complex of wetlands.

New technological tools in cartography are helping us understand the landscape processes, historic wetland distribution and the impacts of humans. This information will guide us as we plan sustainable restoration within the constraints of the contemporary landscape.

Our studies suggest that Los Angeles and much of Southern California may have been quite different than expected. In this presentation, the historical ecology of various wetlands in the Los Angeles region will be uncovered along with a discussion of the Southern California coast, cartography, and how modern tools help us to view the past. Click here for teacher resources related to this lecture.

Please RSVP to: lecture@cmaqua.org

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Discovery Lecture Series
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Unearthing The Historical Wetlands of Southern California
By Shawna Dark, CSU Northridge

Looking across today’s highly urbanized Los Angeles basin, it is almost impossible to imagine the area...

Friday, August 01, 2014 • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Native Garden Workday / Beach Cleanup  Arrow
On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in maintaining the Cabrillo Native Garden and learn more about its plant and animal inhabitants. Also join other volunteers in a...

Saturday, August 02, 2014 • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Shark Week 2014  Arrow
Shark Week returns to CMA and features special shark crafts and activities each day!

Daily Activities (12noon to 4pm)

Exploration Center
Check-out amazing Shark specimens like real shark...

Sunday, August 03, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Galloping Snails & Other Fishy Tales (Grades 1-2)  Arrow
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...

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

Monday, August 04, 2014 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Wet Tech (Grades 7-9)  Arrow
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...

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

Monday, August 04, 2014 • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Salt Marsh Open House  Arrow
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,...

Saturday, August 09, 2014 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
   
 
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