Explore the mystery of life along San Diego’s coastline during tidepooling excursions beginning in November with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Late fall through early spring is an excellent time to explore tide pools, as low daytime tides reveal wider beaches and pools teeming with native marine life such as hermit crabs, sea hares, and sea anemones.
Aquarium naturalists will show participants how to tread lightly through these fragile ecosystems and help them discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Ages 2 and older. Ages 2-13 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Directions to meeting place will be provided at time of RSVP.
Members: $12, Public: $15
RSVP REQUIRED: 858-534-7336 or online
Nov. 3, 2-4 p.m., False Point
Nov. 16: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Nov. 30: 12:30-2:30 p.m., False Point
Dec. 1: 1-3 p.m., Dike Rock
Dec. 29: 12-2 p.m., False Point
Dec. 31: 1:30-3:30 p.m., Dike Rock
Jan. 12: 1-3 p.m., False Point
Feb. 1: 3-5 p.m., Dike Rock
March 1: 2-4 p.m., False Point
March 2: 3-5 p.m., Dike Rock
About Birch Aquarium at Scripps
Birch Aquarium at Scripps is the public exploration center for the world-renowned Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the aquarium features more than 60 habitats of fish and invertebrates from the cold waters of the Pacific Northwest to the tropical waters of Mexico and beyond. An interactive museum showcases research discoveries by Scripps scientists on climate, earth and ocean science and features five dozen interactive elements. Accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Birch Aquarium has an annual attendance of more than 436,000, including 40,000 school children.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for global science research and education in the world. Now in its second century of discovery, the scientific scope of the institution has grown to include biological, physical, chemical, geological, geophysical, and atmospheric studies of the earth as a system. Hundreds of research programs covering a wide range of scientific areas are under way today on every continent and in every ocean. The institution has a staff of more than 1,400 and annual expenditures of approximately $195 million from federal, state, and private sources. Scripps operates robotic networks and one of the largest U.S. academic fleets. Birch Aquarium at Scripps serves as the interpretive center of the institution and showcases Scripps research and a diverse array of marine life through exhibits and programming for more than 430,000 visitors each year. Learn more at scripps.ucsd.edu.
About UC San Diego
The University of California, San Diego is a student-centered, research-focused, service-oriented public institution that provides opportunity for all. Recognized as one of the top 15 research universities worldwide and born of a culture of collaboration, UC San Diego sparks discoveries that advance society, drive economic growth and positively impact the world. Our students, who learn from Nobel laureates, MacArthur Fellows and National Academy members, are committed to public service. For the sixth consecutive year, UC San Diego has been ranked first in the nation based on research, civic engagement and social mobility. We are one campus with multiple pillars of excellence, a top ten public university that is transforming lives, shaping new disciplines and advancing the frontiers of knowledge. Learn more at www.ucsd.edu.