Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Owls Well That Ends Well

Apr 13, 2018

From the field this month we are highlighting an excellent excerpt from the Crystal Cōver, a newsletter written each month by California State Parks interpretive naturalist Winter Bonnin. I was walking out of the tunnel entering the Historic District and heard a raucous call from one of the eucalyptus trees along the walkway. The alarmed […]

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Cottage #9 – Little Red House on the Hillside

Apr 12, 2018

“Our Little Red House on the Hillside” is the name one family gave to Cottage #9. Perched on the lower slope of the North Beach bluff and painted dark red-brown with white trim, Cottage #9 was originally built around 1930 with salvage yard windows and wood that drifted ashore from a shipwreck. Like many of […]

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A Century of Art at Crystal Cove

Mar 14, 2018

“Near Laguna” and “Crystal Cove” (pictured) are two of the earliest known color images of the cove, and together the paintings can tell the century-long story of Crystal Cove inspiring the arts. Artists, including those from the famous colony in Laguna Beach, were among the very first visitors to Crystal Cove in the early twentieth […]

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Exploring Sea Glass at Crystal Cove

Mar 14, 2018

March has brought some much-needed rain to Crystal Cove Sate Park.  While rainy weather may put a damper on your beach day plans, the days immediately following a storm are some of the best times to visit the beach for those looking for sea glass!  When storms hit our coastline, the larger waves carry sand […]

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Don’t Miss the Boat!

Mar 14, 2018

Crystal Cove Conservancy is hosting our fourth annual members’ whale watching cruise on Saturday, April 21.  This yearly event is one of the many ways we say thank you to our generous supporters. All members at the Cove Keeper membership level ($100) and above will receive an email invitation with RSVP required. Our flagship education […]

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Come Celebrate the Art of Crystal Cove!

Mar 14, 2018

Art is part of the fabric of Crystal Cove. Whether a painting, a photograph, a poem, or something else; each piece is part of an ever large and diverse tapestry of creations. On March 31st, join us as we take a day to celebrate this idyllic setting and the works it inspires. At the Art […]

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Cottage #11 – Gabriel Cottage on the North Beach

Jan 17, 2018

On October 9, 1926, a local segment of Coast Highway connecting Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach was dedicated by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The new 9.8-mile stretch of highway brought increased public attention and access to the previously isolated Crystal Cove, and by 1928 at least ten permanent structures were established there.  Among […]

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Because of You: Year-end Giving

Jan 17, 2018

Our generous donors responded with amazing love and support to our 2017 year-end appeal campaign making it our most successful to date. Because our donors continue to protect and invest in what they love, we’ve been able to bring more children to Crystal Cove’s outdoor classroom, inspiring future stewards to care about places like Crystal […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy Turning the Page

Jan 17, 2018

Join us for a unique program featuring “Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the California Coast” 2nd Edition book signing with co-author Laura Davick, Founder and Vice President of The Conservancy on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (two presentation times are available).  Learn about the rich history of Crystal Cove […]

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Emerging Butterflies in the changing seasons

Jan 17, 2018

The rainy season brings new life to the Crystal Cove backcountry.  Southern California experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry summers and moderately wet winters.  To adapt to these conditions, many perennial plants will drop their leaves in the summer to save water, however, once the rainy season arrives, leaves will begin to regrow.  This […]

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