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Guadalupe Students In the Dunes

i Feb 28th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

700x300Thanks to a grant from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Agency, the Cachuma Resource Conservation District and the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center has teamed up to administer the B-WET program, an environmental education program that promotes locally relevant and experiential  learning. (more…)

Dune Forum Student Authors Sign Their Published Work

i Jan 31st l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

Author signing 700x300Last summer, the Dunes Center piloted our first ever creative writing program in various elementary and middle schools around the Central Coast. The goal of this course was to teach students to analyze and appreciate nature through their writing and artwork. Each week, the Dunes Center’s education intern, Hanna Navarro, taught students a lesson about the local dunes ecosystem. Students would then write poems and stories about what inspired them in the lesson. (more…)

Intern Program Provides Important Experiences for College Students

i Jan 10th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

interns2014 700x300It is incredible to see how our intern program has grown. Since its establishment, the focus of the intern program was to introduce local college students to the importance of environment education of young students and provide skills that will make them stronger members of the professional community. (more…)

Dunes in Bloom: Toyon

i Dec 11th l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

Toyon 700_ 260 201312Each month the Dunes Center highlights a blooming plant in our native garden. This month Heteromeles arbutifolia (known as Toyon or Christmas berry) is blooming in our garden. In late fall and winter, it is covered with pea-sized bright red berries, or pomes, that birds enjoy. (more…)

Are You Smarter Than a Dunes Center Student?

i Dec 3rd l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

DSC_0864 croped 700 300Students in the Dunes Center’s after school program have been learning all about rocks. They have been expanding their science knowledge and applying it to our local natural areas. (more…)

New Pathway at the Guadalupe Native Plant Garden

i Nov 22nd l No Comments 3 by Dunes Center

Garden 700x260When coming to the Dunes Center you might be pleasantly surprised to know we have a native plant garden in the heart of Guadalupe! Located on 7th Street and Campodonico Ave, the garden is home to many beautiful native plants and the insects, spiders and butterflies that call the coastal ecosystem home. (more…)