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John Sanders at one of these addresses: info_delphinusschool@yahoo.com;  javasilk93401@yahoo.com; javasilk93401@gmail.com; via Instant Messenger or @ 805-458-2970.

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Marine Science 1 A: Estuaries and Beyond
Open Seats 13
2016-6-6
8:30 am
-2016-6-10
4:30 pm
Marine Science 2 A: Stone Soup (Coastal Geology)
Open Seats 8
2016-6-13
8:30 am
-2016-6-17
4:30 pm
Aquatic Science 1: Freshwater Creek Exploration & Ecology
Open Seats 1
2016-6-20
8:30 am
-2016-6-24
4:30 pm
Marine Science 3: Estuaries and Beyond
Open Seats 7
2016-6-27
8:30 am
-2016-7-1
4:30 pm
Aquatic Science 2: Exploring Freshwater Creeks and Sandy Dunes
Open Seats 9
2016-7-11
8:30 am
-2016-7-15
4:30 pm
Marine Science 4: Estero Bay Soup for Marine Scientists
Open Seats 15
2016-7-18
8:30 am
-2016-7-22
4:30 pm
Advanced Coastal Geology: San Andreas Fault Expedition
Open Seats 12
2016-7-25
8:30 am
-2016-7-29
4:30 pm
Marine Science 5: Back Bay to Breakwater @ Morro Bay Estuary
Open Seats 12
2016-8-1
8:30 am
-2016-8-5
4:30 pm

Marine Science 1 A: Estuaries and Beyond


Jun 6,2016 - Jun 10,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Students will explore Morro Bay Estuary and learn the importance of estuaries, in the lives of marine animals and birds.  We’ll observe nesting local marine birds and their feeding behaviors. We’ll observe summer migrants traveling along the Pacific Flyway, as well as local raptors (hawks, falcons, and osprey) that patrol the estuary.  We will also Kayak the entire bay during the week. Students will learn about Aquaculture (marine farming) by visiting an oyster farm in the bay, and The Abalone Farm in Cayucos. During “Belly Biology” (observing invertebrates living under the docks, while laying on your belly!) we’ll examine the invertebrates that make their homes underneath. We’ll explore the salt marsh, mudflats, and the harbor mouth where the Sea otters hang out.  Students will learn to read tide charts, and will observe the effects of tide cycles on estuary life. On Friday’s we’ll finish the week by boarding a Sub-Sea charter boat for a whale watching cruise to track humpback whales and other marine mammals. When we dock, we’ll grab some lunch at Giovanni’s on the Embarcadero.  

Location

Morro Bay State Park Marina
State Park Road
Morro Bay, CA Postcode

Event Fees:

Marine Science 1:Estuaries and Beyond $ 250.00

Marine Science 2 A: Stone Soup (Coastal Geology)


Jun 13,2016 - Jun 17,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Santa Rosa Park, San Luis Obispo, CA
Santa Rosa Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Event Fees:

Marine Science 4: Coastal Geology $ 250.00

Aquatic Science 1: Freshwater Creek Exploration & Ecology


Jun 20,2016 - Jun 24,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Cuesta Canyon Park, San Luis Obispo
Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Event Fees:

Aquatic Science 1 $ 250.00

Marine Science 3: Estuaries and Beyond


Jun 27,2016 - Jul 1,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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 marine science exploration will be from kayaks, allowing us to observe marine life at water level.  We’ll visit an oyster farm, and explore the sand spit dunes and beaches which offers miles of open shoreline for wandering, and scavenger hunts. Well examine effects of tide cycles on life in the estuary, learn to read tide charts, and use them to understand how the gravitational forces of the Sun and Moon effect tide cycles. Friday, we’ll finish the week by boarding a Sub-Sea charter boat for a 2-3  hour whale watching cruise to track humpbacks, blue whales, and dolphins!

Location

Morro Bay State Park Marina
State Park Road
Morro Bay, CA Postcode

Event Fees:

marine science gumbo $ 250.00

Aquatic Science 2: Exploring Freshwater Creeks and Sandy Dunes


Jul 11,2016 - Jul 15,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Biddle Park, Arroyo Grande
Lopez Drive
Arroyo Grande, California 93420

Event Fees:

Aquatic Science 2: Exploring Freshwater Creeks and Sandy Dunes $ 250.00

Marine Science 4: Estero Bay Soup for Marine Scientists


Jul 18,2016 - Jul 22,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Location

Morro Bay State Park Marina
State Park Road
Morro Bay, CA

Event Fees:

Marine Science 5: Stone Soup (Coastal Geology) $ 250.00

Advanced Coastal Geology: San Andreas Fault Expedition


Jul 25,2016 - Jul 29,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
We will be following the route of the San Andreas Fault as it passes through San Luis Obispo County.  From Carrizp Plane to Parkfield the "Earthquake Capital of the World" We will observe and explore the boundaries between the two tectonic plates that formed California during its chaotic geological history, investigate volcanic formations and talus caves in Pinnacles National Monument, pillow lava cliffs in Avila Beach, and serpentine formations around the city of San Luis Obispo. We will build our own regional rock collections, and also get some expert instruction from The SLO County Rock Hounds.

Location

Santa Rosa Park, San Luis Obispo
Street
San Luis Obispo, California 93401

Event Fees:

Advanced Coastal Geology $ 250.00

Marine Science 5: Back Bay to Breakwater @ Morro Bay Estuary


Aug 1,2016 - Aug 5,2016 Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
This camp is an all water week, from Monday to Friday we'll be cruising.g Morro Bay by kayak.  We'll explore the two Chorro and Osos Creeks which deliver  freshwater to the estuary, and cruise the harbor mouth where salt water flows in with the rising tides. We'll explore the sand spit dunes and beaches on both sides, and also  l.earn about aquaculture from oyster and abalone farmers. We'll learn all about the Harbor Patrol, and its unique  mission, and explore the Morro Bay Estuary Program exhibit to find out ways to become involved with maintaining the health of the estuary.

Location

Morro Bay Sstate Park Marina
State Park Rd
Morro Bay, California 93420

Event Fees:

Marine science 5: Backbay to Breakwater $ 250.00