Nature awareness is a learned skill, and the path leading to true nature awareness is a deeply personal journey achieved through a process that engages all the senses.  Delphinus School of Natural History is grounded in the belief that outdoor experiences foster true appreciation for the natural world.
 
When we learn to recognize nature’s cycles, understand wildlife behavior, and interpret its many languages, we become naturalists, instead of casual observers.  Nature awareness involves learning by doing.  When students develop “place awareness” they begin to notice everything!.
 
Nature awareness begins with developing a connection with the outdoors, by tapping in to what “primitive” cultures call “The Original Instructions”.   It is not routed in lessons or knowledge, but learning through personal experience.
 
Nature awareness leads to an understanding of environmental interdependence, interconnection, our place as humans in the natural cycle, and our responsibilities as environmental stewards.

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Marine Science 8: Marine Science Gumbo

Marine Science students will explore Morro Bay Estuary while gaining appreciation for the ecological importance of estuaries, in sustaining marine life in the open ocean.  Marine science discussions will cover local marine birds, summer migrants, and we’ll visit the peregrine falcon’s that patrol the estuary.  During “Belly Biology” on the docks, we’ll study the many organisms that make their homes underneath. We’ll explore the salt marsh, mudflats, and rocky shores of the harbor mouth.  Much of our[…]Read the Rest…

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Marine Science 7: Marine Science Gumbo

Marine Science students will explore Morro Bay Estuary while gaining appreciation for the ecological importance of estuaries, in sustaining marine life in the open ocean.  Marine science discussions will cover local marine birds, summer migrants, and we’ll visit the peregrine falcon’s that patrol the estuary.  During “Belly Biology” on the docks, we’ll study the many organisms that make their homes underneath. We’ll explore the salt marsh, mudflats, and rocky shores of the harbor mouth.  Much of our[…]Read the Rest…

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Marine Science 6: Marine Science Gumbo

Marine Science students will explore Morro Bay Estuary while gaining appreciation for the ecological importance of estuaries, in sustaining marine life in the open ocean.  Marine science discussions will cover local marine birds, summer migrants, and we’ll visit the peregrine falcon’s that patrol the estuary.  During “Belly Biology” on the docks, we’ll study the many organisms that make their homes underneath. We’ll explore the salt marsh, mudflats, and rocky shores of the harbor mouth.  Much of our[…]Read the Rest…

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Marine Science 4: Coastal Geology

  Coastal geology week offers students an opportunity to explore various local geological sites, such the Monterey Shale formations around Valencia Peak, Bishop’s Peak (one of seven volcanic plugs which includes Morro Rock) coastal dunes and marine terraces in Montana de Oro and Morro Bay Estuary. We will also be visiting Oso Flaco Lake again this year. Students will observe how forces within the Earth initiated volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and moved entire continental plates, and[…]Read the Rest…