Get to know the Coastal Institute!

Welcome to our brand new blog!  Our Coastal Institute naturalists have been hard at work taking photos, making videos, and writing informative posts that will tell you more about our program and our local ecosystem.  First up: a post all about Earl, our resident grumpy great horned owl!

But before we jump headfirst into our new blog, we here at the Coastal Institute wanted to take a moment to say hello and give you a glimpse into what we do here.  This is a place where we seek to get people (students AND adults) into nature.  We mean that both literally (we want to get you physically outside!) and figuratively (we want to get you excited about the natural world and spark your curiosity!)  

One of the best ways that we get people into nature is through our residential science camp program.  Throughout each school year, students in grades 4-12 travel to our site in Cambria, CA to learn about science, nature, and so much more.  We explore the tide pools, kayak in an estuary, throw tomahawks, sing camp songs, and more!  It is a pretty awesome time.  But don't just take our word for it - watch our new video below to see for yourself!  After that, take a look around this website to see if one of our programs may be right for you or your students.  We hope to hear from you!