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Library & Community Center Outreach Programs

In addition to school outreach programs, we offer community outreaches at libraries and other community centers.Great for summer reading programs, after-school adventures, weekend upgrades and much more! The Living Coast Discovery Center has multiple programs for all ages designed for maximum movement, learning and of course, hands-on adventure with our animals and much more! 

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Library Outreach Program
A 45-60 minute educational program filled with lots of movement, interactions, and a hands-on discovery table for your families to enjoy!

Price: $175 for first program *travel fees may apply*
20% off each additional program, same day, same site

 Program Descriptions

Move It!
Animals slither, swim, jump, and fly in very interesting ways. Students will learn about local animals that call San Diego home. Through fun dance moves and up-close animal encounters, children will walk away knowing how to crawl like a tortoise and slither like a snake.

Hooterific
Ever wonder what it is like to walk in the shoes of an owl? Learn about the unique adaptations an owl has to help it survive. Students will learn about the beak, feathers, and wings as they dress up a classmate. And your class is sure to have a hooterific time meeting one of our owl ambassadors through this program!

Totally Tidepools
Life is tough in the tidepools! Children will discover some of the crazy ways animals stay safe. We will put on our claws, suction cups or feet and walk, swim or crawl to discover what amazing adaptations help animals survive. Full of movement, animal encounters and a discovery table, your families will be sure to “dive” into the world of tidepools.

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K-12 Outreach Program
A 60 minute educational program designed to be fun, engaging, and meet the new Common Core State Standards and the upcoming Next Generation Science Standards.

Price: $175 for first program *travel fees may apply*
20% off each additional program, same day, same site

 Program Descriptions

Crawling Crabs (ages 5-7)
Come crawl into the world of crabs and other crustacean relatives. Learn about adaptations with fun hands on exploration. Students will enjoy touching and observing crustacean molts. Students will also meet and hold real live crabs and crayfish.

Jr. Ornithologist (ages 6-8) 
Discover what it means to be a bird expert. Through hands-on exploration and up close animal encounters, students will be able to build their own bird fit to survive its natural habitat. This interactive class is a perfect introduction to adaptations and considering how form fits function.

Crustacean Lab (ages 7-9)
Ever wonder what it means to be a crab? Get up close with crabs, lobsters, and other crustaceans as you explore the world of arthropods. From exoskeletons to real live animal encounters, students will learn what it means to be a marine invertebrate. Your students will be excited about their crabbing adventures and all that they learned in the crustacean lab.

Survivor in the Saltmarsh (ages 8-11)
Why do birds fly, fish swim, and crabs crawl? Discover, through up close encounters, what structures help saltmarsh organisms survive. Students will observe real wildlife found right here in south San Diego bay! Students become experts of the structure and function of saltmarsh organism adaptations.

Fish Dissection (ages 8-15)
Get your hands all scaly and slimy with this dissection. Students will learn about the ins and outs of what makes a fish a fish. Through this fun, interactive dissection, students explore the internal and external parts that help a fish survive its marine habitat.

Squid Dissection (ages 8-15)
There is something squidy about this dissection. Students will learn about the internal and external parts that help a squid survive its ocean habitat. From three hearts to a reduced shell, the squid is a fascinating mollusk to scientifically study.
           
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Preschool Outreach Program
A 30 minute educational program filled with lots of movement, interactions, and animal encounters that is sure to inspire the animal lover in all your kids!

Price: $125 for first program *travel fees may apply*
20% off each additional program, same day, same site

 Program Descriptions

Move It! (PreK-TK)
Animals slither, swim, jump, and fly in very interesting ways. Students will learn about local animals that call San Diego home. Through fun dance moves and up-close animal encounters, children will walk away knowing how to crawl like a tortoise and slither like a snake.

Hooterific (PreK-TK)
Ever wonder what it is like to walk in the shoes of an owl? Learn about the unique adaptations an owl has to help it survive. Students will learn about the beak, feathers, and wings as they dress up a classmate. And your class is sure to have a hooterific time meeting one of our owl ambassadors through this program!

Totally Tidepools (PreK-TK)
Life is tough in the tidepools! Children will discover some of the crazy ways animals stay safe. We will put on our claws, suction cups or feet and walk, swim or crawl to discover what amazing adaptations help animals survive. Full of movement, animal encounters and a discovery table, your families will be sure to “dive” into the world of tidepools.

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Discovery Station
A 60 minute discovery booth featuring a local San Diego animal and hands-on science interaction, perfect for your next science night or community event.

Price: $150 for first hour
20% off each additional hour, same day, same site

 Discovery Stations

Radical Reptiles
Crawl into the world of reptiles, with our San Diego animal ambassadors. Learn about what all reptiles have in common. Look at snake skin up-close and compare the sizes of tortoises and sea turtles.

Science of Flight
Learn what it takes to live in the air! Meet one of our raptor ambassadors up-close and discover how feathers, hollow bones, and specially shaped wings adapt birds for flight. This table is sure to inspire the naturalist in all your students!

Seashore Splash
Life is tough in the tidepools! Children will discover some of the crazy ways tidepool animals are adapted for the rocky shores. With hands-on interaction, students will be able to touch, see, and discover what it takes to cling to a slippery home.


 San Diego Spotlight
Have a meeting or group that would love to meet an animal up close? This is a 15-20 minute appearance featuring a local San Diego animal. The animal care specialist will introduce the animal and teach the group about all its amazing adaptations.

Price: $75 per animal ambassador *travel fees may apply*

San Diego Mingling
Have a community event or fundraiser coming up? Our animal ambassadors will be the talk of the town! This is a 45-60 minute appearance featuring a local San Diego animal. The animal care specialist will bring the animal around, mingling with your guests. Perfect for an evening auction, cocktail hour, or corporate event.

Price: $150 for one animal ambassador *travel fees may apply*
20% off each additional hour, same day, same site

 Animal Ambassadors

Choose from these amazing animal ambassadors:

  • American Kestrel
  • Barn Owl
  • Native Snakes
  • Desert Tortoise
  • Chuckwalla
  • Bearded Dragon
  • Others

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For Information & Questions call the Education Department today! 619-409-5908