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Education Center

Open your world with local knowledge

Our education programs are at the heart of everything we do. We strive to provide accurate scientific information for our communities and beyond.

Volunteers and staff share their passion about our natural world with families on the beach, teaching kids the wonders of their island habitats, engaging children and adults in learning how to look carefully in tidepools, and how to respect all forms of marine life and how to live gently on our planet.

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A One Day University For ALl

Choose from a wide variety of informative classes, from climate change to birds, whales, coastal geology and so much more.

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“Overall, I was blown away by the quality of the lectures and field trips and the enthusiasm and professionalism of the staff and volunteers. This training far exceeded my expectations. You all rock!’

2020 Student