Date(s) - January 14, 2017
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Hearst Castle Theater
The Coastal Discovery & Stewardship Film Festival will be held at the Hearst Castle Theater, which is an Iworks large-format theater with a five-story screen, as part of a celebration in January and February. Ocean Giants will be screened with a brief educational intro from the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. The film will be shown starting at 6pm on Saturday nights: January 14th, January 21st, January 28th, February 4th, February 11th, February 18th and February 25th.
In 1972, exactly 100 years after the first National Park was created, the nation made a similar commitment to preserving its marine treasures by establishing the National Marine Sanctuary System. Since then, thirteen national marine sanctuaries and one marine national monument, representing a wide variety of ocean environments, have been established. That system includes deep ocean gardens, nearshore coral reefs, whale migration corridors, deep sea canyons, and even underwater archaeological sites. On the West Coast, these sites include the Olympic Coast of Washington, Gulf of the Farallones near San Francisco, Monterey Bay, and the Channel Islands off the coast of Santa Barbara.
The Coastal Discovery Center in San Simeon is a joint venture between the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and California State Parks, and has been cooperatively managed by both agencies since it opened in the summer of 2006. Located at William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach, the center highlights the connection between land and sea through engaging exhibits and interpretation provided by trained volunteers. Free to the public and open year-round, the CDC offers visitors an exciting opportunity to learn about the natural and cultural treasures of the region, and the role sanctuaries, parks and the public play in protecting these treasures for future generations.