Crystal
Cove State Park – JULY 2017

 

Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Saturday, July 1 at 9:30am and help identify animals and describe
some awesome adaptations. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the
boardwalk near the parking lot
(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at
kiosk to first lot.) $15 day-use fee

 

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of
Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior
Ranger
programs. This children’s
nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to
earn a badge. Junior Rangers meets on Monday mornings July 3, 10, & 24 from 10-11am.
Meet at the Berns Amphitheater (PCH
inland at stoplight School-State Park,
follow signs towards the campground.) Come for the program, stay for the day. $15
day-use parking fee

 

Crystal Cove Conservancy is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons on Wednesdays July 5, 12, 19, & 26 from 10-4. Step back in time as the
Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the
whole family.  Learn to sketch, make a one-of-a-kind sea glass creation, try
your hand at a traditional craft, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State
Park.
Check out Cottage
#13, the Film and Media Center, and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research
Facility.
Park in the Los Trancos lot (PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos
then walk across the street or take the shuttle.) $15 day use fee

 

Love birds, but need help with
identification?
Join
Crystal Cove State Park birders on a guided summer bird walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park
on Saturday, July 8 at 8:00am.
Meet at the Berns Amphitheatre (PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park,
follow signs towards the campground.) $15
day use fee

 

Help
us learn more about Moro Canyon’s Ecosystem at Field Science Saturday on July
8 from 9:30-11:30am
. Become a citizen scientist as we study leaf litter
microbes, restoration and herbivory, and fuel moisture levels.
Meet at the Berns Environmental Study
Loop Amphitheater
(PCH
inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day
use.)
  $15 day-use fee

 

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal
Cove State Park on Saturdays,

July 8, 22, & 29 from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park
Naturalist Alex will host a Beachside
Chat
. Park
in the Los Trancos lot (PCH
inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the
tunnel or take the shuttle.) Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 

Crystal Cove State Park is hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Sunday, July 9 from 1-3:00pm. Visit several diverse and geologically
outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic time and
learn about
the origin of our marine terraces and the land
mammals that were also living during those very warm interglacial times. 
Meet at the Los Trancos lot at the trailer

(PCH turn inland at stoplight Los Trancos) $15 day use fee

 

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy for a Family Plein Air
Art Workshop
on Tuesday, July 11
from 9am-noon
. During the three-hour
program, family teams will explore the basics of plein
air painting, and then work together to design a fun still life
arrangement that captures the summer spirit of the Cove. For reservations see
www.crystalcove.org.

 

 

To celebrate the history of movie making at Crystal Cove
State Park, Crystal Cove Conservancy will show movies on the beach this summer. Join us near the restored ‘Beaches’ Film &
Media Center (historic Cottage #13) in the
Crystal Cove State
Park Historic District
on Thursday, July 13 at 8pm and watch “Mary Poppins.” Park in the Los Trancos
lot
(PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then
walk across the street or take the shuttle.)
$15 day use fee

Please visit www.crystalcove.org
for more information

 

Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Saturday, July 15 at 9:00am
and help identify animals and
describe some awesome adaptations. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the
boardwalk near the parking lot
(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at
kiosk to first lot.) $15 day-use fee

 

Summer is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove
State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sundays, July 16 & 30 at 8:30am.
Meet at the Berns Amphitheater
(PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the
Campground/Moro day use.)
$15 day-use fee

 

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre
Historic District
at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, June 16 from
12:00-2pm
. Former life-long resident
Laura Davick will share stories about the colorful
past of the Cove including the history, its rescue, and the plans for restoring
the remaining 17 cottages. Park at Los Trancos parking lot then cross PCH at the signaled
intersection and walk across the marked pathways and meet at the bluff top deck
of the overnight rental check-in cottage. Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 

Join a volunteer park naturalist on a beautiful Bluff and Beach Sunset walk on Sunday, July 23 at 4:30pm.

Learn about the unique cliff and marine environments and the
native plants and animals these support as well as some interesting geological
facts and Crystal Cove lore. Bring camera and binoculars.  Dress in layers
and bring water and a snack and wear shoes appropriate for both paved and dirt
paths on the bluffs as well as for walking on the beach. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the boardwalk
near the parking lot
(PCH coastward at Newport Coast, right at kiosk to
first lot.) $15 day-use fee

 

Spend a relaxing day with one of Crystal Cove
State Park’s plein air artists while capturing the
beauty of the Cove on canvas at the Great
Plein Air Art Experience
.  No experience
required for this introductory class hosted by the Crystal Cove Conservancy on Thursday, July 27 from 9am-2. For reservations see
www.crystalcove.org

 

To celebrate the history of movie making at Crystal Cove
State Park, Crystal Cove Conservancy will show movies on the beach this summer. Join us near the restored ‘Beaches’ Film &
Media Center (historic Cottage #13) in the
Crystal Cove State
Park Historic District
on Thursday, July 27 at 8pm and watch “Beach Party.” Park in the Los Trancos
lot
(PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then
walk across the street or take the shuttle.)
$15 day use fee

Please visit www.crystalcove.org
for more information

 

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy
for a Summer Art Show & Sale at the
Crystal Cove State Park Historic District on Saturday
and Sunday, July 29 & 30 from 10am-4pm
.
Over
20 renowned Plein Air artists will display paintings
capturing the beauty of Crystal Cove State Park.
Park
in the Los Trancos lot
(PCH inland
at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the tunnel
or take the shuttle.) Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)