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Your Children Are Invited to Participate in Hands-On Environmental Research


Have you ever been presented with the unique opportunity to participate in hands-on environmental research? As a child, did you ever imagine what it would be like to be a real scientist?

On Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8:30-10:30 a.m., Crystal Cove Alliance (CCA) is turning dreams into a reality! CCA will be hosting its first Field Science Saturday to give participants the chance to explore Crystal Cove’s Moro Canyon and collect data about the soil, water, plants and much more – to help save the environment, all while having fun!

This will be the first-ever Field Science Saturday, a free community program to engage families, students ages 8+ and the public to investigate the health of Moro Canyon’s ecosystem by collecting data on decomposition rates, transpiration in plants, water table levels and fire ecology

Data collected will be shared with local researchers and fed into a new environmental dashboard for Crystal Cove State Park. Tools used will include: leaf porometers, soil moisture meters, and UCI grade-level scales to measure mesh litter bags

Field Science Saturday is part of CCA’s Field Science Initiative, a program designed to be a model for linking research to resource management. Scientists and resource managers are not able to study Moro Canyon’s entire ecosystem on their own and need the community’s help in collecting data — to protect the park for future generations.

Bern’s Environmental Loop at Crystal Cove | #5 Crystal Cove, Newport Coast, CA 92657
Saturday, Dec. 12 | 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

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