California State Parks has created some new and exciting summer learning experiences including Junior Ranger videos, virtual walks, and scavenger hunts. Visit the links below and explore the bounty of opportunities available at
Crystal Cove State Park
Alex’s Junior Ranger Video
Respect the Tidepools
A Morsel, a Chunk, or a Really Tasty Bite
It’s a feeding frenzy in the tidepools at Crystal Cove State Park. Join Park Naturalist Winter in this fun and catchy video to learn about who eats who and who eats what.
Winter’s Tidepool Walk About
A House For Hermit Crabs Storytime
Tidepool Animal Videos & Fun Facts
WOW Fact Trading Cards
Spot The Differences
Edible Tidepool Activity
Tidepool Exploration Field Guide
Coastal Explorer Guide in English
Coastal Explorer Guide in Spanish
Bi-lingual MPA Coloring Book
Between a Rock and a Hard Place Video
As California teachers have become more aware of the magic that tidepools offer their students, there has been a measurable interest in guided field trips throughout the states rocky intertidal coastline. Between a Rock and a Hard Place strives to educate our next generation about the importance of preserving and protecting this living library. This 17-minute video serves as an engaging educational tool to prepare students to be ecologically minded about this fragile ecosystem and the organisms that live there prior to their field trip.
Snapshot Cal Coast
We need your help! You can help us observe and document intertidal organisms by taking photos within Crystal Cove State Park’s Marine Protected Area and uploading them to iNaturalist.