Skip to main content
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary National Marine Sanctuaries Home Page National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Home Page

Third Annual Get Into Your Sanctuary Celebration
June 25th and 26th, 2016

image of mother and child riding the surf

Known as the "Serengeti of the Sea”, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is a remarkably productive marine environment, fringed by spectacular coastal scenery, including sand dunes, rocky cliffs, rolling hills and steep mountains. A personal visit is a great way to experience the beauty of the sanctuary and understand the need to protect this special place. Try your hand at kayaking, fishing, tide pooling, diving or whale watching. Visit one of the region's many coastal parks, or simply admire the spectacular coastline!

On June 25th and 26th, 2016, MBNMS, along with her sister sanctuaries, is hosting its second "Get into Your Sanctuary" celebration. This system-wide event will raise awareness about the value of our sanctuaries as iconic destinations for responsible recreation through a series of special activities open to the public.

We have events planned at both our visitor centers, so get out there and Get Into Your Sanctuary!!

Coastal Discovery Center, San Simeon

 

The Coastal Discovery Center invites you to take part in “Get Into Your Sanctuary” event at Hearst State Beach, San Simeon. Join us to celebrate the sanctuary with educational exhibits and family-friendly activities at the center, beach, and pier. Click to download flyer (694K PDF)

small image of the cdc get in your sanctuary flyer
     

Sanctuary Exploration Center, Santa Cruz

 

The Sanctuary Exploration Center invites you to take part in “Get Into Your Sanctuary” event in Santa Cruz. Local surf, kayak and other recreational and tourism businesses will be on hand to educate you about ways to get in and enjoy the sanctuary. Throughout the day there will be a variety of activities for you and your family --- take part in a SCUBA dress up, a kayak demo or see what it feels like to stand on a surfboard. Click to download flyer (342K PDF)

Nautilus Research Expedition will be streamed to the center live from 11:30-1:30pm!!

Sanctuaries are partnering with the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) to stream the R/V Nautilus research expedition from the deep waters of Monterey Bay. There will be a presentation from a sanctuary scientist and then we will tune in to a live stream from the Research Vessel Nautilus where we can have a two-way discussion with scientists
small image of the sec get in your sanctuary flyer
     
URL: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/includes-interface/footertop.html    Reviewed: July 26, 2017
Web Site Owner: National Ocean Service

Privacy Statement | Site Disclaimer | User Survey
National Marine Sanctuaries | National Ocean Service | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration | USA.gov