At Delphinus School of Natural History, we believe outdoor experiences, foster true appreciation for the natural world. 
True nature awareness is a deeply personal journey, achieved through a process that engages all of the senses.
 
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 1: Morro Bay Gumbo

Marine Science Summer Camp begins with another amazing week of marine explorations, which includes estuary ecology, coastal geology, and marine life observations. We will go kayaking in Morro Bay, and explore the Sandspit and beaches.  Students will learn to identify local and migratory birds, learn the ecology of coastal dunes, and hunt for humpback whale with Sub Sea Tours. There will also be lots of time for play. We’ll take a trolley ride around the bay, go on scavenger[…]Read the Rest…

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Marine Science 2: Morro Bay Gumbo

Marine Science Gumbo is just that!.  A combination of kayaking, dune and beach exploration tracking dolphins on the sand spit beach.  During  belly biology on the docks, we’ll search for nudibranchs, anemones, kelp crabs and other marine invertebrates. We’ll kayak up the creeks of the salt marsh  and explore the back bay. We’ll visit an oyster farm, and take Trolley ride on the Embarcadero. We’ll cap the weeks activities with a whale watching cruise to search for[…]Read the Rest…

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Marine Science 3: Exploring Morro Bay Estuary...and Beyond

Marine Science 3: June 29-Aug. 3, 2015 Registration Fee: $230.00.   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[…]Read the Rest…