Tidepool Hike: BioBlitz
Ocean Institute Citizen Science


Calling all Citizen Scientists! The Ocean Institute will be participating in the 2019 Snapshot Cal Coast as part of the MPA Collaborative led by the California Academy of Sciences. Snapshot Cal Coast is a statewide effort to document our coastal biodiversity through the observation, recording, and identification of the organisms inhabiting intertidal zones. Join us as we hike down to the Dana Point State Marine Conservation Area and explore the tide pools to document as many species of plants and animals we can see!


Saturday, June 8 at 9:30 am 

Please note check-in will begin at 9:00 am 


Eventbrite - BioBlitz: Snapshot Cal Coast Project 

$10.00 per person*
*Must be at least 5 years old; minors must be accompanied by an adult. Includes admission to the Ocean Institute for the date of the event and an Ocean Institute drawstring back-pack. 

Additional Information: 

Shoes: please wear sturdy, closed-toed, closed-heeled shoes. The Marine Protected Area is slippery and rocky; hiking boots are highly recommended. Sandals of any kind are not permitted. 

Dress: Please dress in layers. A light sweater, hat,  and sunscreen are highly recommended. 

What to bring: 

  • Refillable water bottle
  • Camera (optional) 
  • Smartphone with the iNaturalist app downloaded 

Parking: Parking is free and available in Ocean Institute‚Äôs main parking lot located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive.