Crystal Cove State Park

Explore – Crystal Cove State Park

Have you ever wondered why an octopus changes colors or where hermit crabs get their shells?

Join CA State Parks Interpreter Alex on a trip to Crystal Cove State Park’s Marine Protected Area (MPA) to learn about tidepool habitats and the incredible adaptations that tidepool animals use to survive in a harsh environment where land meets the sea.

Students can discover a number of tidepool organisms and explore topics including habitats, tides, adaptations, food chains, and defense mechanisms.

During this virtual field trip, students will also learn about Marine Protected Areas, why they are important, and how they help protect these fascinating and fragile tidepool ecosystems.

Keep reading to discover our On-Demand programs and K-12 educational resources from Crystal Cove State Park!

Resources

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Junior Ranger Program

Enjoy our suite of Beautiful Birds videos

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Let’s Learn About Tidepools

Join Veronica for a bilingual Junior Ranger Adventure in the Crystal Cove State Park Tidepools ¡En dos idiomas!

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Explore Tidepools

Explore Tidepools with Park Naturalist Winter!

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Animal Evidence

Explore Animal Evidence with Crystal Cove State Park!

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Crystal Cove Teacher Resources

Explore passPORTS teacher resources for Crystal Cove State Park!

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Tidepool Resources

Explore Tidepool Resources from Crystal Cove State Park!

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Birds of Crystal Cove

Discover the Birds of Crystal Cove and other Educational Resources at crystalcove.org

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Ocean Protection Council

Ocean Protection Council