This field note was written by Conservation & Environmental Stewardship Apprentice Violette Anghel who is 12 years old. Great job Violette! Get to know your friendly neighborhood spittlebugs! In this field note, we discuss their life cycle, where, how, and why they create their foam houses and the reasoning behind their strange nicknames. Read more… Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Cuckoo-Spit Spittlebug Froghoppers
Recently TPERP Romi had an exciting time in the tidepools. She tells her Seahare story in her own words. When I was just about to give up finding any interesting sea life to show to our visitors, I found a patch of Seahare eggs. Then a foot from that, I found 3 big fat Seahares, 2 of them hugging. Closer look, one of them was … Continue reading Why I Love TPERP
Setareh Nouriboshehri Cabrillo National Monument and the National Park Service are responsible for the protection and preservation of their natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of future generations. Sounds familiar, we know. Here at this park, we care deeply about the future generation. We already offer wide range of robust education programs to teach about our park and its many resources … Continue reading Meet Our Interdisciplinary Apprentices!
The TPERP Program just celebrated its 23rd year at Cabrillo National Monument on November 9th. Do you know why the TPERP Program was implemented? The program was started for several reasons but basically the public was loving the tidepools to death. This is what Cabrillo Road to the tidepools looked like in the early 1970’s. Those cars are not waiting to get a parking spot, … Continue reading Happy Birthday TPERP!
Open Tower Day is coming this Friday, November 15. Procedures for Open Tower Day are changing. To accommodate this, approximately 25 volunteers attended training on Friday evening, November 8. Ranger Julieanne introduced the new method of using tickets for Open Tower Day along with guided 30 minute tours for groups of 10 visitors. After the initial training in the auditorium, volunteers then hiked up to … Continue reading Open Tower Day VIP Training
We have purchased some additional biomodel critters for the Tidepool Education table. These critters include a Sea Cucumber, California Sea Hare and a Solitary Sea Anemone. These are a great collection to the table. Stop by and visit the table and see these realistic new biomodels. Continue reading Tidepool Tips – New Biomodel Critters