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!

OCEAN DISCOVERY SHOP NOW OPEN!
Saturdays, 11 AM–3 PM
Now–December 19, 2020
Join us for outdoor, in-person shopping this holiday season! Find gifts for all ages.

ADOPT A MONK SEAL
Support Hawaiian monk seal conservation—and enjoy a truly unique gift for the holidays—with our Adopt a Monk Seal package, available at the Seymour Center’s Seaside Shopping!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS!
Dive into the Seymour Center challenge to engineer an invention to solve a type of plastic pollution problem affecting our watersheds and oceans.

LABSIDE CHATS
December 10, 2020
3:30 PM PST (special time!)
Tune in to our last Labside Chat of 2020 to explore the intricacies of marine mammal physiology with Shawn Noren, Ph.D.

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Drift peacefully among curious juvenile rockfish and a shiner surfperch currently housed in the Seymour Center’s "SMURF" tank in this short video.

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