Living Coast Spring Appeal

Your gift today can help plant the seed for tomorrow We are grateful to SDG&E for creating a $2M endowment fund to provide the Living Coast with long term financial sustainability. As the beneficiary of the SDG&E Living Coast Discovery Center South Bay Enhancement fund, the Living Coast will begin to receive the interest earned from the fund in 2016. Until then, we ask you
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The Big Exchange 2015

The BIG Exchange | May 1-15, 2015 The BIG Exchange is an annual program of the San Diego Museum Council designed to get more people into area cultural institutions. The Living Coast is a proud member of the Museum Council and is supporting the BIG Exchange from May 1-15, 2015. We’re one of 31 institutions that are offering free attendance to members of participating organizations.
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Endangered Species Day Saturday, May 16

The Living Coast Discovery Center, in partnership with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, is proud to present Endangered Species Day from Noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This is your opportunity to learn about local endangered species like our Eastern Pacific Green Sea Turtles and Light-footed Ridgway’s Rails (formerly Clapper Rails), be encouraged by success stories like our Bald Eagle,
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Getting The Most Out Of Summer Day Camps

Five secrets for getting the most out of Summer Day Camps at the Living Coast Summer day camps are great for busy parents who need a smart solution to ‘summer break’ that keeps their kids active and engaged.  Educational nature camps are fun and exciting for kids who love the outdoors as they keep young minds absorbing information while school’s out. At the Living
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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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