Living Coast Discovery Center Closed on Thanksgiving (11-27-14)

Walter, for one, is thankul that he’s a turkey VULTURE.

The Living Coast Discovery Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day(11-27-14) so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their family. We will resume our regular hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) on Friday, Nov. 28th. We wish you and your family health and happiness — and hope that you have much to be thankful for.

While we’re at it, thank you for supporting the animals and the people who care for them here at the Living Coast Discovery Center!

Living Coast Discovery Center is Closed for Thanksgiving (11-27-14)

Walter, for one, is thankul that he’s a turkey VULTURE.

The Living Coast Discovery Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day(11-27-14) so that our staff can enjoy the holiday with their family. We will resume our regular hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) on Friday, Nov. 28th. We wish you and your family health and happiness — and hope that you have much to be thankful for.

While we’re at it, thank you for supporting the animals and the people who care for them here at the Living Coast Discovery Center!

We’re Thankful for Sapphire

We’ve got so many things to be thankful for! One thing in particular is our newest animal ambassador, Sapphire! This beautiful gal needed a forever home, and we are grateful for all of the people and organizations that made her journey to San Diego Bay a rousing success.  Thanks to:

  • The Turtle Hospital, in Marathon Florida, for rescuing and taking care of Sapphire not once but twice!
  • Bette Zirkelbach, Turtle Hospital manager and Richie Moretti, Turtle Hospital director, for traveling with Sapphire and making sure her transition was safe
  • FedEx for donating a special charter flight for Sapphire and her entourage
  • The Living Coast Animal Care staff for taking such good care of Sapphire

While we’re at it, thanks for all the love and your support you have shown for Sapphire! If you haven’t seen her, we highly recommend it.  If you can’t make it to the Living Coast Discovery Center, you can visit Sapphire here or follow her on twitter @SapphiredUp.

Here’s a brief video of Sapphire in her new home.

Something For The Kids To Do

Looking for something to occupy young minds in the days before Thanksgiving?  The Living Coast Discovery Center offers one-, two- and three-day camps on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before the Big Day!  Now you can clear the decks for pie-baking, or whatever you like to do, while the kids work up an appetite for learning and, of course, pie.

Camps are selling well but there’s plenty of room for kids aged 4-6.

Click here for details on Thanksgiving Camps.

Living Coast in the Starlight Parade Dec. 6th

Mark your calendars for December 6, 2014!  Living Coast staff members and Animal Ambassadors will be on hand for the 50th Annual Chula Vista Starlight Parade (at 6:00 p.m.). We’ll also be on hand at Holiday In The Village (Third Avenue between E & H Streets) from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. You could make a day of it.

Better yet, why not spend the day at the Living Coast, then visit us on at Holiday In The Village and stay for the Starlight Parade?  Now that sounds like a fun Saturday!

More information on the Starlight Parade and Holiday In The Village here.

Did you know? Our board member, Ron Cohn, will be the Grand Marshall of the Chula Vista Starlight Parade! Congratulations, Ron!

National Philanthropy Day: a great time to say, “Thank you!”

Animal Encounters

In honor of National Philanthropy Day®, the Living Coast Discovery Center would like to thank our loyal donors, volunteers/docents, and community champions for their support and generosity every day of the year. We are grateful for all that you do in support of our mission to inspire care and exploration of the living Earth by connecting people with coastal animals, plants, and habitats!

Philanthropy is “the love of humankind,” and National Philanthropy Day®  —November 15—is the day that thousands of people around the world come together to both (1) put that word into action and (2) recognize the change that word has brought to our communities. Every year more than 100 communities across North America celebrate National Philanthropy Day® by honoring local donors, volunteers, corporations, foundations, young people and others involved in charity and philanthropy.

Day Camps Thanksgiving Week For Young Ones

The Living Coast Discovery Center has camps for kids as young as four. Our Pre-K Day Camps run from nine to noon on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

Kinder and Pre-K Camps, Favorite Friends: 9am – 12:00pm Nov. 24th, 25th, 26th

Fly like birds, swim like turtles, and crawl like sea stars!  Come make friends with some of the most popular animals at the Discovery Center through lots of up-close, hands-on animal encounters, games, crafts and much more!.

Mon. Nov. 24th: Birds! * Tue. Nov. 25th: Sea Turtles! * Wed. Nov. 26th: Sea Stars!

$23 per day or $67 for 3 days- Non Members($21 per day or $63 for 3 days – Members)

We have camps for kids aged 4-17 on those days, too!

Thanksgiving Camps

Date(s): Nov. 24th – 26th
Time(s): 9am – 4:00pm (Pre-K to K times are 9am-Noon)
Prices:
Kinder and Pre-K — $23 per day or $67 for three
Jr. Apprentice — $45 per day or $130 for three
Apprentice — $64 per day or $199 for three

For more information, call the Living Coast Education Department at 619-409-5908, e-mailEducation@thelivingcoast.org, or visit: http://www.thelivingcoast.org/programs/day-camps/

Did you know? The Living Coast Discovery Center is located 10-minutes from downtown San Diego on a national wetland preserve called the Sweetwater Marsh.  In addition to offering fun, hands-on educational programs about coastal animals, plants and habitats, the Living Coast Discovery Center offers world-class views of San Diego, Coronado and Chula Vista.

Shop and support the Living Coast

Two Great Reasons to Shop!
You might not need them, but we’ve got two great reasons to shop — and both give you the ease of online Holiday Shopping while donating a portion of their profits to the Living Coast.  One is goodsearch and the other is Amazon Smile.  If you want to support us or, if you’re going to shop anyway, why not use one or both of these great websites?
Click the image above,
then “Get Started” to get started.
Click the image above and choose
Living Coast Discovery Center when prompted.