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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

Tidepool Trivia

PLEASE NOTE:   Download this Power Point and view as a “Slide Show” “From Beginning” in order to enjoy the whole effect.   It takes awhile to load, but is so worth it!

WOW Fact Trading Cards

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Tidepool Scavenger Hunt

Tidepool Word Search

Spot The Differences

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Edible Tidepool Activity

Tidepool Exploration Field Guide

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Tidepool Tid Bits

Coastal Explorer Guide in English

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Coastal Explorer Guide in Spanish

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Bi-lingual MPA Coloring Book

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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.


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