Posts Tagged ‘moro canyon’

Crystal Cove Student Data Included in First Scientific Journal Article!

Nov 17, 2019

Since 2016, fifth grade students from across Orange County have joined Crystal Cove Conservancy educators, UC Irvine scientists, and State Park land managers, helping us investigate how to best protect and preserve threatened open spaces like Crystal Cove State Park through the Project Crystal Community Science program. Last month, the findings from data collected by […]

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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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#TakeBackTheCanyon

Apr 1, 2014

#TakeBackTheCanyon CCA’S APRIL INITIATIVE INVITE THE PUBLIC—PARTICULARLY CORPORATE VOLUNTEERS—TO HELP WITH THE PROBLEM OF INVASIVE SPECIES THREATENING MORO CANYON.   Many of our programs in April focus on community development, and this month we’re incorporating those efforts with our growing corporate volunteer program, falling in line with our theme #takebackthecanyon. With more than 80 plants and […]

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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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The Moro Canyon Study

Jan 1, 2014

The Moro Canyon Study TAKE A LOOK BACK AT THE RECREATION AND RESTORATION OF ONE OF CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK’S FLOURISHING COMMUNITIES.   Though the recorded history for the El Moro area of Crystal Cove State Park dates back to the Mexican era of Rancho San Joaquin, its reputation as a popular recreation destination may have […]

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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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Join Us for a Grand Celebration

Jan 1, 2014

JOIN US FOR A GRAND CELEBRATION MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR FEB. 1, THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED GRAND OPENING OF THE BERNS ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY LOOP AT CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK.   The day we’ve all been waiting for is just around the corner: Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) and California State Parks are excited to announce the grand opening of […]

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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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