Living Coast - community compost workshops

Compost Workshop (3-5)

Learn the “Whats, Whys and Hows” of composting in an interactive lesson. If you have a compost bin and/or garden on site, we’ll also spend time maintaining it together.  

The Living Coast Programs - Holding Crabs

Crustacean Lab (3)

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.

The Living Coast - Kids Programs - Bird Watching

Survivor in the Saltmarsh (4)

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.

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Shark Encounter

Fish Dissection (3-5)

Do you have the guts to discover…fish guts?! Introductory dissection lab designed for those students who are squeamish AND those raring to go!  Students will learn Do you have the guts to discover…fish guts?! Introductory dissection lab designed for those students who are squeamish AND those raring to go!  Students will learn about the ins and outs (literally) 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.

The Living Coast - Kids Programs - Octopus

Squid Dissection (3-5)

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.