Sunday Seaside Crafts

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Seaside Crafts—from the comfort of your own home! Create ocean-inspired crafts and activities using materials found around the house.

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Sponsored by:
Omega Nu of Santa Cruz

 

Purple Sea Urchin’s Aristotle’s Lantern

Learn about and create a purple sea urchin with an Aristotle’s lantern!

 

Ocean Acidification Experiment

Follow along with this DIY at-home experiment to explore the effects of ocean acidification on shelled sea creatures. Watch to learn about the research at UC Santa Cruz that investigates this problem and the things we can change in our daily lives to minimize our carbon footprints—then try the experiment out for yourself!

 

Camouflage Challenge

Discover the many ways an animal can blend into its habitat, and then create your own camouflage strategy!

 

Bat Star

Create your own realistic bat star, and learn about the features that help these animals see, eat, and move around!

Curious to see what a REAL bat star looks like? Watch this Creature Feature to find out!

 

Octopus Garland

Learn more about these color-changing cephalopods and craft a festive octopus garland. Display the garland proudly and fully immerse yourself into the sea!

Spotlight!

Shark Science WeekSHARK SCIENCE WEEK
August 9–15, 2020
For a full week, the Seymour Center will virtually celebrate sharks by revealing fascinating facts about these cartilaginous fishes.

NEW VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: DEEP SEA CORAL
Virtually explore this digital mixed media project featuring curated archives from nearly 20 years of deep-sea exploration of ancient denizens of the deep.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
August 16, 2020
1:30–2:30 PM
“Field Immersion: How Curiosity, Natural History, and Collaboration Have Led to Ecological Discoveries along the Californias.”

SELF-GUIDED COASTAL WALKING TOUR
Enjoy outdoor highlights of the spectacular Coastal Science Campus as you explore the network of trails with this guide to interpretive signs.

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