Field Trip to the Ocean Institute!

Our Ocean Institute Naturalist helps us measure the juvenile Gray Whale’s length.Baleen.Using combs to simulate baleen.Anther Ocean Institute Naturalist shows us some marine mammal bones. Here she is holding a dolphin skull.Searching for intertidal animals in the harbor rocks.Listening to a story about the sea.This Naturalist showed us the length of a squid using the…

Wet n’ Wild Week One: Fabulous Fishes and Bodacious Birds!

The Black & White Group play Wet n’ Wild Jeopardy. Yellow and Orange made sea star art! The Purple and Red Groups made Fish Print Tee Shirts. Animator Brandon Strathman (from Family Guy) shows campers how to illustrate ocean animals. The Purple & Red Groups made crayfish after seeing and touching the real thing. Turquoise and Burgundy made banks…

Endangered & Extinct

Red & Purple made hummingbird feeders out of recycled water bottles! Here we have Red & Purple playing charades. Blue & Green learned about extinct species, and created “fossil footprints.” Black & White learned about tidepool creatures! Junior Naturalist Julia reads a story about insects at the Marsh. Turgundy went on an endangered species scavenger…

It’s Fun Being Green!

They say knowledge is power. Our habitat helpers learned all about the animals and plants in their habitats today. In the photo above, the Black & White group explore the aquatic creatures that live in our Muddy Pond. Invasive, non-native species are the second greatest threat to endangered species, after habitat destruction. Turgundy learned about…

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