Exploring tidepools at the seashore:
Duxbury Reef SMCA is a marine protected area (MPA) located about 1 mile (2 km) west of Bolinas in Marin County. Duxbury Reef is one of the largest shale reefs in North America.
What we will do:
Explore tide pools and learn about the adaptations these amazing invertebrates have to make in order to not only survive but thrive with the changing tides.
Questions: (depending on level):
What is a Marine Protected Area (MPA)?
How do tides and tide pools form?
What are intertidal zones?
What do we need to know about "tide etiquette”?
What is an invertebrate?
What do we know about different invertebrates?
Strategies for survival: how do they adapt to survive living in their ever changing environment?
Duxbury Reef at Agate Beach, Bolinas
During a low tide event
This field trip is appropriate for primary and elementary students