Saturday Scientists July 16th

Published on June 27, 2016, by

Aquatic Insects Up Close
July 16, 2016 – 2pm

Do you know what insects live in our streams? Have you ever seen a mayfly larva? How about a stonefly larva or a caddisfly larva? Surprise! NONE of them look like a fly! Discover where these unique insects live, how they grow in the water, and what they tell us about the health of creek waters that feed into the Morro Bay estuary.

Morro Bay National Estuary Program, California State Parks
Central Coast State Parks Association

Flier (English and Spanish)


Final 2015-2016 Science After Dark, June 15

Published on June 7, 2016, by

The Central Coast STEM Collaborative (CCSTEM) concludes the fourth season of its informal, educational lecture series “Science After Dark” at 6:30pm, June 15, 2016, at Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School adjacent to the SLO County Office of Education. Over the years we have explored everything from worms at the bottom of the sea to Kuiper Belt Objects billions of miles away in space. Enjoy appetizers and beverages, including wine for those of age, hosted by CCSTEM amidst a menagerie of wildlife! All past presenters have been invited so that we may raise a glass and toast some of the best minds and generous hearts in our area. This is an all age event, so bring the kids to learn about local wildlife from the professional staff at the Outdoor School.

Where: Rancho El Chorro, 3350 Education Dr., San Luis Obispo
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 7:15pm interact with Naturalists, then meet past presenters and enjoy appetizers and beverages throughout the evening until 8pm.
Cost: FREE!



Summer Solstice at Morro Bay State Park, June 25

Published on June 5, 2016, by

Want a fun way to celebrate the beginning of summer? So what if it’s a week late? Come to the Summer Solstice Celebration in the Morro Bay State Park campground picnic area June 25, 2016, 11am-2pm.

Environmental Displays
Hands-on Activities
Live Animals

And it’s FREE! Sponsored by California State Parks and Central Coast State Parks Association

Flier (English and Spanish).


Adventures with Nature – June 2016

Published on June 3, 2016, by

LogoCleanNearly 30 activities along the Central Coast during June of 2016 from Oso Flaco to North Coast.

Details are in this flier.

Supported by the Central Coast State Parks Association.


PG&E Empowering Hundreds of Local Students to Build Portable Energy Kits

Published on May 20, 2016, by

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today a $260,000 sponsorship that will put more than 100 portable solar kits into the hands of local high school students through the company’s Better Together Giving Program. Not only will students build portable solar units, they will also participate in local sustainability projects and have a chance to make a global impact by distributing solar kits to certain countries in Africa, Haiti and other energy-poor regions of the world.

Schools interested in participating in the program can apply now through May 31.


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