Butterflies – Saturday Scientist September 17th, 2pm

Published on September 6, 2016, by

Butterflies Under the Microscope

Explore the fascinating world of California butterflies
Learn to use a dissecting microscope to see the startling wonder of these creatures
Families are welcome
Program is free, just bring a curiosity to learn more about our local butterflies!

Flier (English and Spanish).

Complete September program for the Central Coast State Parks Association.


Summer Fun Day at Oso Flaco Lake, August 6th

Published on August 2, 2016, by

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 11am – 1pm

Chumash Necklace Making | Plankton Viewing
Wildlife Viewing | And More!

Family Friendly!
Oso Flaco Lake, near the Boardwalk
Just North of Guadalupe
Sponsored by Oceano Dunes District Docents and Staff
California State Parks
Central Coast State Parks Association

Flier for August 6th. Complete August schedule for the Association.


Saturday Scientist August 20th

Published on August 2, 2016, by

Wonders of the Museum

Come view our collections, talk to curators, take a tour.
Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:00pm
Morro Bay Museum of Natural History Auditorium
Sponsored by California State Parks and the Central Coast State Parks Association (

Flier (English and Spanish).
Complete August schedule for the Association.


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!


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