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Hands On Citizen Science Outing in San Simeon Cove

W.R. Hearst State Beach
San Simeon, CA 93452

(805) 927-2145



What: Kid-friendly hands-on learning opportunities
When: Weekly on Saturdays
Reservation Required: To reserve space, or get updates on program offerings, call (805) 927-6575. Program cost: $2.00/person

Stewardship Travel along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route in coastal San Luis Obispo County (SLO CAL) engages visitors in over 50 bite-size activities and contribution opportunities. Stewardship Travel adds meaning and fun while immersing visitors deeply in the natural and cultural heritage experiences that California’s unique Central Coast has to offer.

Each week the Coastal Discovery Center invites visitors to participate in its Plankton Monitoring program and other programs. Citizen science fulfills a great need for resource protection of our natural coastal resources. It helps to establish scientific baselines and increases stewardship through public education and action. Visitors love learning and appreciate the opportunity to participate in real science! This program is statewide and its success depends on citizen scientists.


  • Beaches
  • Free Things To Do
  • Kid Friendly
  • Outdoor Activities & State Parks
  • Stewardship Donation Opportunities
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