Summer Camp Early Bird Discounts End 4-26-15!

The last day to take advantage of an Early Bird Discount for Summer Camps at the Living Coast is Sunday, April 26, 2015. Early Bird Discounts are a tradition at the Living Coast and they’re the best way to save money and reserve space for your young Biologist. We have half-day camps for Pre-K and Kinder (ages 4-6); full & half day camps for
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Did You Know? Toco Toucan

The Toco Toucan (Ramphastos toco) has a bright orange beak that is about a third of its total size. This visitor to the Living Coast came for SuperWild, our exhibit celebrating animal adaptations that are so cool that they can be thought of as super powers. If you want to see this beautiful bird with the super beak, you’ll need to do so before
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Did You Know? Sarcastic Fringehead

Did You Know? Sarcastic Fringehead The Sarcastic Fringe Head (Neoclinus blanchardi) are so called not because of their sarcasm but because they will attack creatures of any size that come too close to their hideouts. Ours, we’re assured by our animal care team, do not attack at the Living Coast, so don’t worry. But, when they do, you will not be able to help
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Did You Know? Greater Roadrunner

The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is most common in desert areas, but it can also be found in chaparral, grasslands, open woodlands and agricultural areas. It is a poor flyer but can run at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour. It uses its long tail as a type of rudder to help it keep its balance while running. Our Roadrunner came to
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Spring Day Camp 2015 Highlights

Spring Day Camps a Success! Here are just some of the highlights and photos (left and below) of our recent Spring Day Camps at the Living Coast Discovery Center.  Thanks to all the little biologists who came out to learn fun things about the animals, plants and habitats of San Diego Bay. Thanks also to the parents, guardians and grandparents who brought their kids
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Celebrate Earth Day at the Living Coast

Celebrate Earth Day at the Living Coast 10am – 5pm Saturday, April 18th, 2015 What better way to celebrate Earth Day than with the Living Coast Discovery Center? Come explore the Sweetwater Marsh walking trails, get up close to burrowing owls, and touch stingrays in our Shark and Ray Experience. Local artists will feature cool ways you can enjoy and appreciate the beauty of
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The Jellygirls

Who are the Jellygirls and what is their mission? Good question. The Jellygirls are Debb Solan, of Fusion Glass, and Marjorie Pezzoli of Pezzoli Art, who got their name while hanging their art installation of sea jellies made from the kind of plastic that often pollutes waterways.  They wanted to “make these destructive changes visible, more understandable and more emotionally connected to encourage action.”
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Did You Know? Bird Poop Frog

Did You Know? Bird Poop Frog: The Bird Poop Frog (it’s really called that) is also called the Pied Warty Frog or the Hill Garden Bug-eyed Frog and its Latin name is Theloderma asperum. But just look at it.  This frog sits on branches and blends in with any other bird droppings that might be there, making it virtually invisible to something searching for
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SuperWild Grand Opening

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s the… SuperWild Grand Opening! We have been feverishly working on our 2015 Seasonal Exhibit and we are proud to introduce you to the animal ambassadors, the art, the displays, and the educational components surrounding… SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super Powers This special family-friendly exhibit celebrates the amazing world of animal super-heroes, combined with original local artwork. SuperWild, which runs
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Summer Day Camps at the Living Coast on San Diego Bay

Summer Day Camps at the Living Coast on San Diego Bay: Kids and teens (ages 4-18) will enjoy hands-on nature fun and discovery with up-close animal encounters, nature hikes, scientific and career exploration, arts, crafts, games and outdoor fun on San Diego Bay and the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge. We know, we know. It’s still spring and it’s already time to start thinking
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