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MPA Outreach and PORTS Home Learning Programs

MPA Outreach and PORTS Home Learning Programs

California State Parks' MPA Outreach and Education Team were ready to hit the ground running in response to recent school closures. Funded by the Ocean Protection Council, the MPA Outreach and Education Project has been providing "traditional" in-park MPA educational...

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SUMMER Snapshot Cal Coast 2020

SUMMER Snapshot Cal Coast 2020

Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual statewide effort to document California’s coastal biodiversity over two weeks every summer. Snapshot Cal Coast is a community campaign that encourages and provides opportunities for people to make and share observations of plants,...

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A Story of Homecoming

A Story of Homecoming

What Marine Protected Areas Mean to Me Written by Aubrie Fowler, MPA Collaborative Network South Coast Specialist   In a world where hoarders are kings, hand sanitizer and TP are the new currency, sweats are the latest ‘office’ fashion trend, the 405 is...

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MPA Art Challenge

MPA Art Challenge

What do marine protected areas (MPAs) mean to you? Participate in the MPA Collaborative Network's #MPAartchallenge and show us what MPAs mean to you! Create a piece of art showcasing what comes to your mind when you think of marine protected areas. All ages are...

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Applying a Climate Change Lens to California’s MPA Network

Applying a Climate Change Lens to California’s MPA Network

Authors: Bryn Power, CSU COAST Science-Policy Intern, and Hayley Carter, Senior Science Officer, California Ocean Science Trust Photos: Michael LanghanExpanding the Tools Available to Tackle Our Changing Ocean  In California, climate change poses risks to California’s...

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Evaluation of two outreach tools, an educator program and a mobile tidepool exhibit, in reducing deleterious visitor activities and rasiing marine protected area awareness in rocky intertidal ecosystems of southern California, USA

Evaluation of two outreach tools, an educator program and a mobile tidepool exhibit, in reducing deleterious visitor activities and rasiing marine protected area awareness in rocky intertidal ecosystems of southern California, USA

Rocky intertidal habitats in urbanized settings, such as in southern California, USA, are heavily perturbed by human visitors (tidepoolers) through the deleterious activities of collecting, handling, and trampling. To protect rocky intertidal biota, certain locations...

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