Creative Learning Place: Malibu Lagoon Fieldtrip
with Daniel Helman, PhD (geologist and sustainability scientist)
Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 – 12:30
Cost: $25 per family
- Basic things you'd bring to the beach, for example hat, towel, food, sunscreen, etc.
- A clipboard plus blank sheets of paper to draw on as our "Field Notebook"
- Pencils plus colored pencils to make nice drawings
- A ruler and a magnifying glass are nice to bring too if you can!
- A camera or phone that can take pictures if you want!
- Malibu Lagoon State Beach, California 90265
- Directions: From Santa Monica, follow the Pacific Coast Highway 13 miles west. Entrance for parking and the nature area is at Cross Creek Road.
- Parking fees (for the State Beach parking lot):
- All day – $12.00 per car, per day
- 3 hrs – $9.00 per car
- 2 hrs – $6.00 per car
- 1 hr – $3.00 per car
Park phone number: (310) 457-8143
The site is also the location of the Adamson House and a small Malibu Lagoon Museum, plus a visitor center. Admission for these is separate, and prices listed are for your interest.
- Adults: $7
- Six to 16 years: $2
- Five years and under: free
- (cash only for all tour fees)
- More information:
Expected Learning Outcomes:
Students will gain insight into the natural processes that shape beaches and associated landforms.
- Students will get experience in identifying diagnostic features of rocks, shells, plants and animals that are present in the local nearshore ecosystem, for use in identification.
- Students will get experience thinking as a scientist and formulating questions in a manner that helps to develop more curiosity.
- Students will get practical experience of the local environment, and especially a source of natural beauty that is the beach where Malibu Creek meets the ocean.
- Students will get practice with group socialization in a beautiful, calming environment that will help them build their own sense of beauty in nature.
- Students will sharpen their artistic and observational skills as they draw and describe what they see.