Join State Park Naturalist Alex and Laguna Outreach for Community Arts (LOCA) for a blend of science and art to learn fun facts about some of the animals found at Crystal Cove State Park and then…learn how to draw them!
Many animals live in the wilderness of Crystal Cove State Park. Usually we only see signs of their presence, but sometimes we are lucky enough to see the animal itself. Join Park Naturalist Winter on a hike in the backcountry and discover who calls Crystal Cove home.
Earth Day is Every Day so check out this fun video from the Interpretive team at Crystal Cove State Park.
Nature Hike with Winter & Alex
Join Park Naturalists Winter & Alex as they celebrate Biodiversity Week while hiking the 3-mile loop trail and sharing fun nuggets about some of the flora found along the trail.
Habitats of Crystal Cove State Park
In nature, all living things are in some way connected. Within each community each species depends on one or more of the others for survival. To learn about some of the diverse communities found at Crystal Cove State Park and some of the plants and animals found in those habitats click here.
Crystal Cove State Park is home to countless organisms. Rockin’ Relationships highlights some of the ecological connections and symbiotic interactions between some species, both plants and animals, found in the park.
Click here to watch this video and while you’re enjoying the yoga poses you can learn a few fun facts about each of these animals.
Be sure to Download and view this slideshow about some of our local beauties. It’s a big file with lots of interactive components so it may take a while, but it is worth it!
Be sure to Download and view this slideshow to get the whole effect and learn some fun facts about some of our cutest local families.
Earth Day Jeopardy
Make sure to play this game as a slideshow to get the whole fun effect.
Engage in a live broadcast with a PORTS Home Learning Program from locations across California
Monitoring Human Impacts at Crystal Cove State Park Marine Protected Areas
This program designed for 9th-12th grade students incorporates an understanding of how the human presence affects intertidal organism populations and citizen science. How do we know if MPAs are working? Help collect data with park Interpreter Alex and Crystal Cove Conservancy Educator Kaitlin and learn how monitoring owl limpet populations can help us understand human impacts in tidepool habitats!
Enjoy these videos about Crystal Cove’s Cultural History.
Crystal Cove Conservancy Distance Learning
These virtual education programs immerse science learners of all ages in exploring Crystal Cove’s diverse ecosystems, partnering with scientists to help with ecological research, and solving design challenges, all from the safety of your home.