Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Earth Day at CMA

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Save the date and come celebrate Earth Day at CMA!

Start with a beach cleanup from 8-10 am. Then from 10 am-4 pm in the main aquarium, the festivities begin with live music, eco-conscious exhibitors, eco-crafts, movie screenings and so much more!

At 1 pm, listen to a reading of All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper

Check out our Earth Day list of events:

7:30am Coastal Bird Walk! Meet in front of the aquarium

10am-3pm Environmental organizations and community groups share activities and ideas

11am Birds of the Beach! Talk and Walk, meet in the auditorium

11am Baby Sea Animal Feeding in the Aquatic Nursery

11:30am Poster Contest Winners Announced

12-2pm Salt Marsh Open House: Come observe and learn about the life in our local muddy habitat

12pm Birds of the Salt Marsh! Talk and Walk, meet in the Mudflat Room

12:30pm Photo Journal of Shore and Sea Birds! Meet in the auditorium

1pm Joel Harper, author of All the Way to the Ocean, book signing, reading and music demonstration

1:30pm Birds of the Channel Islands! Talk and walk, meet in the Channel Islands Room

1:30pm Get your hands dirty and help us plant a California native plant in the Salt Marsh Native Garden

2pm Baby Sea Animal Feeding in the Aquatic Nursery

2:40pm Pelicans 101! Bird talk, meet in the auditorium

3pm Hatch Baby Grunion under the coral tree

Aquarium Activities Throughout the Day:

Visit the Susanne M. Lawrenz-Miller Exhibit Hall and discover ocean wonders.

Aquarium Courtyard and Lawn
Recycle your old athletic shoes into Nike Grind
Jon Sherman: Solar Music
Babylon Blues
Sea Chanties by Geoff Agisim

Virginia Reid Moore Marine Research Library
“Design Your 2011 Earth Day Scrapbook” craft. The 12-page scrapbook can be arranged by the 4 seasons – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter so you can keep notes on your Earth Day activities for the entire year! You also have the choice of making a Coastal Bird Scrapbook. Choose from the following colors: Forest Green, Cayman Blue, Mauve and Paper Bag Brown. Decorations, stickers and supplies will be provided.

Aquatic Nursery
Scavenger Hunt
Student Research posters

Exploration Center
Origami and give-aways
Earth Day fun facts

Gift Shop
Earth Day tee-shirts (adult and youth sizes) and tote bags for sale!
Gifts and home décor made from recycled materials
Find a variety of marine related books, toys and gifts
All proceeds go towards CMA programs



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