Posts Tagged ‘community science’

Water Watch

Feb 1, 2014

WATER WATCH EL MORRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIFTH GRADERS BECOME WALKING WATER SENSORS IN A SPECIAL CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT AT THE NEW BERNS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY LOOP.   A primary focus for the new Berns Environmental Study Loop involves citizen science—including the scientific investigation of water in Moro Canyon. A UCI doctoral student in the school of […]

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Caught on Cam

Jan 1, 2014

Caught on Cam DANA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRACTICE TRAP CAM TECHNIQUES IN PREPARATION FOR UPCOMING STUDIES AT CRYSTAL COVE AND BEYOND. In November 2013, CCA invited 18 students from Dana Hills High School’s AP Environmental Studies class to Moro Canyon, where they worked with a wildlife technician from Irvine Ranch Conservancy to learn how to […]

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SNAP at the Study Loop

Aug 1, 2013

SNAP AT THE STUDY LOOP Braille Institute students helped CCA design innovative new citizen science programs for the new Berns Environmental Study Loop.   For a group of students from the Braille Institute of Orange County, an afternoon at Crystal Cove successfully offered a crash course in acoustics, birding and sensory awareness. In late July, the students embarked on […]

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Scouting for Nature

Jul 1, 2013

Scouting for Nature From animals to nature, Girl Scouts explore Crystal Cove’s programs for earning coveted badges. This June, an excited group of fifth grade Girl Scouts from Irvine helped CCA test some activities at the new Berns Environmental Study Loop. The girls took a brisk nature walk around the loop, participating in interactive stations designed to help scouts […]

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Underwater Wilderness

Jul 1, 2013

UNDERWATER WILDERNESS CCA protects kelp forests, reefs and more in the marine protected area of Crystal Cove. With more than 1,100 acres of pristine marine protected area (approximately one-third of the park), Crystal Cove is a hotbed of underwater activity. Since January 2012, when Crystal Cove became a designated region in which human activity is restricted in the interest of protecting ocean ecosystems, […]

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Grunion Fun!

Jun 1, 2013

GRUNION FUN! California grunion are on the move at Crystal Cove. Shortly after the highest tides following a new or full moon, thousands of silvery fish dance across the sands at Crystal Cove. These grunion, found only on the coast of California and Baja California, are famous for emerging from the water to lay their […]

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