Summer Snapshot Cal Coast 2020

Fee: Free.

Dates & Times


Monday, June 1, 2020


6:00 AM


15 hours

Type of Event

Partner Program


This summer, due to the Coronavirus, the California Academy of Science's summer Snapshot Cal Coast will be different from previous years. From June 1 to 16, the Cal Academy will hold a "physically distant" Snapshot Cal Coast. Please only go to beaches on your own or with your families and make observations as long as you are following local laws and respecting beach closures. The Cal Academy will provide digital and online resources, including species to look for and tips on how to look for different species. The Cal Academy will also provide a list of beaches and places from which they most need data! Stay tuned! The Cal Academy is planning to hold the more traditional Snapshot Cal Coast November 28 to December 16, 2020.

Snapshot Cal Coast is an annual California statewide effort to document our coastal biodiversity! The Cal Academy leads a campaign that encourages people to make and share observations of plants, animals, and seaweeds along the California coast using the iNaturalist app and work with partners to hold a series of coastal bioblitzes over two weeks every summer. The focus is on intertidal zones in California State Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), but the Cal Academy is interested in data from any coastal influenced habitats along the California Coast, including sandy beaches, bays, wetlands, and docks. Led by the California Academy of Sciences with support from the MPA Collaborative Network and many, many other partners, together we are creating a snapshot in time of where species are located along our coast. This work is supported by the California Ocean Protection Council.

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