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4 Dec

Guided Tidepool Walk

Enjoy a guided tidepool walk to Little Treasure Cove when the tide will fall to -1.8, the lowest tide of the year. A park naturalist will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #1 at the restroom building, (PCH turn coastward at Newport Coast, right at the kiosk to the end.) Wear shoes appropriate for scrambling over sharp rocks as we will be rounding a headland at low tide and walking on uneven…

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8 Dec

Marine Protected Area Science Exploration – Webinar for Educators

How can we protect our ocean from overfishing?  Is the Marine Protected Area offshore from Crystal Cove State Park working?  Your class can help us find out!  During this integrated program, students help scientists study the Crystal Cove State Marine Conservation Area as they learn about different science careers and explore how communities can use science ideas and science communication to protect our oceans.   Join us for a 90 minute webinar for teachers participating in the MPA Science Exploration for…

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9 Dec

Welcome to Project Crystal – Webinar for Educators

During Project Crystal, 5th grade students are invited to take part in ecological research in Moro Canyon!  As your students help Crystal Cove Conservancy, Crystal Cove State Park, and UC Irvine study the best way to restore native habitats, they’ll learn about concepts like plant ecology, food web interactions, and how we can use science ideas to protect our wild places. This program is aligned with Next Generation Science Standards for fifth grade. The curriculum includes six learning modules, each…

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11 Dec

Whale & Wildlife “Twalk”

Crystal Cove State Park is a great spot to look for resident dolphins, migrating gray whales, and birds just passing by the coastline. Join a park naturalist for a Whale & Wildlife “Twalk” and learn some fun facts about the coastal creatures as we walk the bluff trail and scan the ocean at each overlook. Meet at Pelican Point lot #4 (PCH coastward at Newport Coast left at kiosk to the last lot). Day-use fee: $15 

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14 Dec

Welcome to Project Crystal Code – Webinar for Educators

During Project Crystal Code, 7th grade students are invited to explore the role that decomposition and technology play in the restoration of coastal sage scrub!  During this multi-week program, students are introduced to how we can use technology to protect our wild places. Virtual Project Crystal Code builds on ideas from Project Crystal as participants design computer models and construct and code sensors to investigate decomposition and the carbon cycle.  Join us for a 90 minute webinar for teachers participating…

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