“CAN YOU SEA IT?” is designed for students in grades 5-6 (can be adapted to grades 2-8). In this program students investigate several modules designed to help them become aware of the rich and diverse natural history of the Northern California coastal environment. Students get exposed to the amazing world of life in a tide pool in the module “Explore A Tide Pool.” In “Blubber, Flippers, and Blowholes,” students learn about the special designs and biology of marine mammals. Marine algae, its identification and uses, is the focus of “Seaweed Ice Cream.” “Giants and Pygmies” introduces students to the common trees and shrubs of the temperate rainforest. Other modules include “You Have No Backbone,“ “Beaks, Feet, and Feathers,” and “Slime, Scales, and Fins.”

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  • Albion River Mud Flat Investigation                      
  • Pt. Cabrillo State Park Activities                
  • MacKerricher State Park Activities            
  • Pygmy Forest/Redwood Forest Tours                  
  • Navarro Demonstration Forest Tour                    
  • Noyo River Stream Fauna Investigations
  • Tide Pool Investigations



            “Explore A Tide Pool” – Studies tide pool animals.

            “Blubber, Flippers, and Blowholes” – Investigates marine mammals.

            “Seaweed Ice Cream” – Focuses on common marine algae and its importance.

            “Giants And Pygmies” – Studies common coastal shrubs and trees.

            “You Have No Backbone” – Examines tide pool animals and their characteristics.

            “Beaks, Feet, and Feathers” – Focuses on common coastal birds.

            “Slime, Scales, and Fins” – Investigates the biology of fish.




            Albion Field Station, Albion, CA



1 chaperone/4 students

            1 medical supervisor (basic first aid)


*Based on availability.