The tidepools on the Sonoma Coast State Park beaches are teeming with multitudes of flora and fauna. From virtually invisible colonies of aggregate anemones to sea stars tucked under kelp, there are fragile intertidal creatures everywhere. The Tidepool Roving Naturalist Program places trained docents on certain Sonoma Coast beaches on weekends to interact with the general public. There is usually no charge for these programs. We schedule dates and times when the tides are lowest to maximize access to the tidepools.
Groups of 10 or more can book private naturalist or docent-led Tidepool Tours (reservations at least 2 weeks in advance are recommended). To do so, simply register online by filling out our Online Reservation Form for Groups. Fees vary and they help us continue to provide free docent-led environmental education programs for school groups through our School Group Education Programs. Click here to book School Group Reservations online.
LINK TO A WONDERFUL VIDEO OF ANEMONES FIGHTING
For more information on any of Stewards' educational opportunities, please contact: Sukey Robb-Wilder, Programs Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 869-9177 ext. 1#.
Funding for this program is made possible by a grant from the State Coastal Commission.