NPS Archives – Visitor Center Complex, 1967

Visitor Center Restrooms Will Be Under Construction Starting December 9, 2019

The bathrooms at the Visitor Center will be closed starting December 9 for remodeling. This project is scheduled to take 3-6 months. Portable facilities will be provided during construction, and additional facilities are available at the lighthouse and tidepool areas. This project is funded by park entrance fees. Your fee dollars at work! Continue reading Visitor Center Restrooms Will Be Under Construction Starting December 9, 2019

Tidepool Tips – Bluff Collapses

Once again Mother Nature reassures us that she has the final word on what will happen to the bluffs in the tidepools. Last week we had a major collapse in Zone 2. The recent storms and King tides played havoc with the entrance to the tidepools as well. Previously we have tried to put up temporary barricades to keep visitors off the bluffs. However the … Continue reading Tidepool Tips – Bluff Collapses

Audio Description & Tactile Guide

You may have seen these round disks on the new waysides around the park. but you may not know why they are there. These disks accompany the Audio Description and Tactile Guide for the visually impaired. The guide and the disks include a Braille translation to assist the visitor. The guide divides the park into five areas, each of which contain waysides. Each wayside has … Continue reading Audio Description & Tactile Guide

Cabrillo Field Notes – IF We Empower a Woman in STEM, THEN She Can Change the World

If you’ve ever met Cabrillo National Monument scientist Samantha Wynns, then you know that she is a super geek for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). She’s so into STEM, in fact, that she’s been nationally recognized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Read on to hear how Sam’s AAAS year-long Ambassadorship is supporting scientists, students, and the mission of the … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – IF We Empower a Woman in STEM, THEN She Can Change the World

The Bunker Gets A Wall Repaired

By Ken Glaze On November 9, the Channel Islands National Park Historic Preservation Crew began work to repair an area of concrete “spalling” near the entrance door. Here is what happened: concrete is not waterproof, so water filters through it.  In the case of the bunker, rain tended to collect over the door which caused the water to soak through the concrete the most right there.   … Continue reading The Bunker Gets A Wall Repaired