Tidepool Exploration in the Dana Point Marine Conservation Area
Grades 4-6

Science Field Trip 2 hours

Students measure physical factors using scientific sampling equipment, identify adaptations of local tidepool species with the aid of an experienced naturalist, and conduct population studies of hermit crabs, turban snails, and barnacles using low-impact exploration techniques.

4th: S 2a, b; 3a, b; 5c
5th: S 3a; 4d; 6a, f, h
6th: S 5c, d, e; 7b