Bio Days 2015

Bio Days 2015; a Primer for Parents of Teens We’ve got a great Day Camp for Teenagers and we need help getting the word out.  We came up with a few ways for parents to sell this (really, very cool) event to their teens. We know, as well as you parents know, that many teens don’t want anything to do with “Day Camp.” It
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Chula Vista Kayak and LCDC

Chula Vista Kayak Offers a Substantial Discount to LCDC Members & Guests Many thanks to Chula Vista Kayak owner Harry Orgovan, who is also a Living Coast Docent, for taking a group of LCDC volunteers out for a unique view of the south side of San Diego Bay! Harry’s knowledge of San Diego Bay history and geology (from prehistoric times the present), not to
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Living Coast Campers Host Fundraiser

Living Coast Campers Host Fundraiser What a sweet surprise! Ainsley and her brother Peyton are long time camp kids and regulars here at the Living Coast. These two little ones decided to host a fundraiser for us during a family garage sale and presented us with a check last week. Let’s give these two conservation heroes a big round of applause! Education Director, Amanda
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Video of Living Coast’s Rays

Video of the Living Coast Discovery Center’s Ray Touch Pool We don’t recommend touching rays in the wild because, as you know, some of them sting.  At the Living Coast, we clip the barbs on our stingrays — an activity just like clipping your own fingernails — so you can safely touch them at our Shark & Ray exhibit!  The touch pool is a
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Anatomy of a Family Overnight Adventure

Anatomy of a Family Overnight Adventure One of the coolest things that The Living Coast Discovery Center offers is Family Overnight Adventures. They are focused on family fun, wildlife adventures, snacks and sleepovers.  And you get to do all these things at sunset, nighttime and morning — when the general public is not normally allowed! We’ve just announced our schedule for 2015 (see below)
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Winter Camp 2014-15

Kids had so much fun at winter camp… Save the date for camps in 2015! As you know, the Living Coast Discovery Center gives kids a great experience with local wildlife every chance we get. School groups visit just about every day, we do family overnight adventures and, when school’s out, camp’s in!  Take a look at camp kids having a blast at our
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Year End Appeal

Looking forward to a making a difference in 2015 with your help… Thank you for helping us increase awareness of San Diego Bay’s habitats, plants and wildlife in 2014!  We truly could not do what we do without the generosity of our visitors and, especially, our Members and Donors.  If you are looking for an organization to support in 2015, here are a few
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Endangered Shaw’s Agave Gets Room To Breathe

Endangered Shaw’s Agave Gets Room To Breathe Boy Scouts from Troop 801 re-route fence for endangered agave   We care about plants at the Living Coast Discovery Center as much as the animals in our care.  On Dec. 27th, eight Eagle Scouts from Troop 801 came to the Living Coast to assist our Horticulturalist Mark Valen with a prickly problem. Our Shaw’s Agave, an
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CBS 8 at LCDC

CBS 8 at the Living Coast Shawn Styles came to the Living Coast on Monday, Jan. 5th for a video report on the Christmas Bird Count, an annual Audubon Society event supported by volunteers, including three of our favorite birders. Check out the video here and visit the links below for more information. Links LCDC Blog: http://www.thelivingcoast.org/christmas-bird-count/ Audubon Society: http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count CBS 8: http://www.cbs8.com/story/27767087/bird-enthusiasts-track-count-in-san-diego


Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird Count at Sweetwater Marsh and the Living Coast Discovery Center The Living Coast Discovery Center — along with some intrepid volunteers — participated in the Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count on December 20, 2014. Some of the most notable sightings included a Tundra Swan, an adult Reddish Egret and adult Little Blue Heron, which is the first recorded on the refuge.
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