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Weekend Tours at Ocean Institute
Weekends through February, the Ocean Institute offers the following tours:
Harbor Geology Tour
Saturdays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Participants will be guided by an instructor on a tour that highlights the geological principles and ideas reflecting the natural history of Dana Point Harbor. The group will examine the rock layers and geologic structures that surround Ocean Institute and form the harbor to uncover the geologic story of how the harbor was shaped over 15 million years into what it looks like today. After participants will be observing sediment samples from around the world under microscopes and discuss sediment transportation in the ocean.
Native Plant Garden Tour
Sundays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Do you enjoy the natural wonders the coast of Southern California has to offer? Have you ever wanted to know more about the beautiful plants around you? Then join the California Native Plant tour! Come learn how to identify certain iconic native plants and hear about how native animals and people use them! Take a look at special adaptations native plants have for survival. You’ll even have the opportunity to practice your naturalist art skills!