The Dunes Center provides free after school programming for students throughout our local area to provide them with an enriched after school experience. Our programs are administered by Cal Poly Interns who work to provide a fun, safe, and educational learning experience for our students. The focus of our programming this Spring has been Botany, which coincides with the sleuth of wildflowers blooming in the dunes and throughout the local area.
The Grand Opening of Guadalupe’s Native Garden was a huge success.
On Saturday, August 2, Board member and Mayor of Guadalupe Frances Romero cut the ribbon to officially open the garden to the public. The event included a native garden scavenger hunt and educational, interactive exhibits throughout the garden.
Come visit the Guadalupe Native Garden to see this month’s Dunes in Bloom, California Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum) a member of the Buckwheat Family,Polygonaceae.
Buckwheat is a shrub of various sizes (more…)
Fourteen children grade three to five sat in groups of three or four in a bright, white classroom whose double door’s glass overlooked a beautiful yard. It was a special day for them, not only because the weather was perfect for outdoor activities, but also because it was the last day they got to see their lovely teacher Emily Schriver.
Guess who paid a visit to our booth at farmers market last Thursday, July 17?
Three things children love about farmers’ market: the bounce house, the food, and the Dunes Center.
No little boy or girl could resist combing the Dunes Center’s real animal furs with their little fingers. Some four-year-olds even clutched at the skunk fur with determined eyes that seemed to suggest “this is mine.”