Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Cottage #46 – The Summer Store

Jul 17, 2019

Summertime has always been the busiest season at Crystal Cove, and from early days, there was a summer store right on the beach to serve the summertime Cove community. The first summer store was a palm-thatched snack stand. By 1935 it had been replaced by the red and white Soda Shack. After the Soda Shack […]

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Tiny Habitat, Huge Impact!

Jul 17, 2019

As you stroll along Crystal Cove this summer, take a moment to admire all the beauty that can be seen. Rustic historic cottages, gentle waves breaking on the sandy beaches, flocks of shorebirds, or pods of dolphins are sights that are commonly noticed. But, if you keep your eyes peeled, you may uncover wonders in […]

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Summer Camp at Crystal Cove

May 15, 2019

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, families flocked  to Crystal Cove to set up camp for the summer In the early days at the cove, after the highway was completed in the mid-1920s, people began to discover the beauty of Orange County’s coast. No longer the well-kept secret of Hollywood insiders and Irvine Ranch employees, the cove was now open […]

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Project Crystal

May 15, 2019

This year, fifth grade students from across Orange County are joining Crystal Cove Conservancy educators, UC Irvine scientists, and State Park land managers to investigate how to best protect and preserve threatened open spaces like Crystal Cove State Park through the Project CRYSTAL Community Science program. Project CRYSTAL – short for “Cultivating and Researching Youth […]

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Earth Day 2019

Apr 12, 2019

Do you love Crystal Cove State Park as much as we do? If so, we invite you to come down to the Cove this Saturday on April 20th for our annual Earth Day at Crystal Cove, where California State Parks and a team of volunteers will join efforts to complete much needed maintenance in the […]

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New Coastal Dynamics Education Program Launches at Crystal Cove!

Mar 15, 2019

Crystal Cove State Park’s beaches are constantly changing.  As long stretches of soft sand in the summer turn into rocky, sea-glass sprinkled shores following winter waves, regular visitors know that these changes can happen very quickly.  Now, Orange County high school students are working with Crystal Cove Conservancy to not only understand the normal seasonal […]

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“This is truly a magical place” – Cottage #14, South Beach Suite

Mar 15, 2019

  Cottage #14 began as a simple palm-frond hut hastily built during The Great Depression. Over the years,  the once tiny hut evolved into a spacious light-filled cottage available for overnight lodging. Known now as “South Beach Suite” for its South Beach location and views, and as “McCloskey Cottage” for the family who lived there […]

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