Parks & Partners

Boney Mountain under the star-studded night sky and the Milky Way
Milky Way over Boney Mountain in Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area


The Southern California Research Learning Center (SCRLC) supports Cabrillo National Monument, Channel Islands National Park and Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. Through research support, communication products, and shared vision, the SCRLC strives to promote research and science literacy throughout our network of parks.

All of these efforts are made possible by our various partners. Partnerships within the National Park Service and with other agencies, universities, and nonprofit partners allow the SCRLC to increase science and stewardship opportunities within our network of parks.

Our Network of Parks

Brilliant blue sea slug with neon orange markings in tidepool among long, thin blades of turfgrass.
Video Series: Moments in Nature

Soak in the magic and tranquility of Southern California's coastal national parks through this series of sixty-second video clips.

Last updated: December 30, 2022