Tidepooling at Cape Perpetua

Posted by OCVA / July 11, 2011

2nd Chance at Great Tidepooling at Cape Perpetua

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center staff are inviting people to explore the worlds of the Intertidal Zone this weekend, July 16 through 18th.  This is a 2nd series of especially low tides this summer that provides a great time to see favorite life forms such as sea anemones, sea urchins and feather boa kelp as well as some more unusual creatures.

During these special “Tide Pool Discovery Days” naturalists will be stationed at the tide pools from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday (July 16) and 9:00 – 12:00 a.m. on Sunday and Monday (July 17 & 18).  Naturalists love to share the wonders of the tide pool creatures and seaweeds.

After the tide comes in, tide pool-related ranger programs, movies, display items and activities for kids will be offered at the Visitor Center.   A new program this summer is a series of activities by Mellie Bukovsky-Reyes, local nature educator.  Mellie will lead children in “Discovering Cape Perpetua through the Senses”, which includes tide pool related crafts and nature walks.  Mellie’s popular programs will be available Sunday and Monday (July 17 & 18), 11:00am to 4:00 pm.

Programs, films and hikes highlighting the entire Scenic Area will also be available.

The Cape Perpetua Visitor Center is located three miles south of Yachats on Highway 101 and is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. in the summer.  For more information, please call the Visitor Center at 541-547-3289 or visit us on the web at www.fs.fed.us/r6/siuslaw.

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