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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.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 22, 2019 - Friday, July 26, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 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 July and one in August. Registration includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 8, 2019 - Friday, July 12, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 5, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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EarthEcho Water Challenge & Salt Marsh Open House
Are you ready for the EarthEcho Water Challenge? Join us as we take part in this effort to teach the importance of our most precious resource–water. Learn what you, your family and friends can do to conserve water and prevent water pollution. Take actual samples and test them to learn more about the health of our salt marsh. No experience is necessary. Open to all ages. For additional information or for group reservations, call 310-548-7562.

• Saturday, June 8, 2019 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 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.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, June 24, 2019 - Friday, June 28, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, July 29, 2019 - Friday, August 2, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Ichthyology & Other Slimy Words
(Grades 5-6)

Examine the inner and outer workings of a fish, and discover unique features that relate sharks to eels and the garibaldi. Dissections, fishing, fish printing, and fish feeding are all included as part of the discovery! Two sessions are offered, one in July and one in August. Class fee includes a Science at the Seashore T-shirt.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Monday, July 15, 2019 - Friday, July 19, 2019 • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
• Monday, August 12, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019 • 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 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

• Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 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.

• Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
• Sunday, May 26, 2019 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 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.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, June 18, 2019, Wednesday, June 19, 2019 • 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. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, June 20, 2019, Friday, June 21, 2019 • 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.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Tuesday, August 20, 2019, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 • 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.

Pre-registration required. Registration closes one week before class begins. Please call 310-548-7562, Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm to register.

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

 Activity-Registration.pdf

• Thursday, August 22, 2019, Friday, August 23, 2019 • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Tidepool Walk
Join CMA Educators on a tour of the Point Fermin tidepools! Attend an informative slide show in the John M. Olguin Auditorium, then come along on a 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, April 27, 2019 • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
• Sunday, April 28, 2019 • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
• Sunday, May 12, 2019 • 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.

• Saturday, May 18, 2019 • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


 
   
 
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