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Cabrillo National Monument protects a unique and diverse landscape thriving with life. Follow our science teams into the field and discover the stories of our park’s natural resources and beyond.
Gentle and Strong – The Pacific Gray Whale
February 28, 2019
December through March is a wonderful time of year to visit Cabrillo National Monument – the air is crisp, the plants are green, the flowers are blooming, the tides are low… and the Pacific Gray Whales are migrating! Read on to learn more about these incredible marine mammals and their arduous journey.
A Look Back at 2018
December 19, 2018
As 2018 comes to a close, we wanted to take a moment to look back on some of the cool things that happened in and around the park this year and extend a special thank you to all of our community partners that made it happen. Check it out!
Naturally Speaking: To Protect and Serve These Lands
November 23, 2018
On Saturday, November 17, we kicked off the 2018-2019 season of Naturally Speaking Science Education Lectures with Law Enforcement Ranger Bonnie Phillips. Bonnie spoke about the history and importance of Law Enforcement in the National Park Service. Read on to find out more!
Naturally Speaking: Science Education Series 2018 - 2019
October 17, 2018
Naturally Speaking is a Science Seminar Series that explores the natural themes of Cabrillo National Monument. This year, the series will include topics from a Cabrillo National Monument Law Enforcement Ranger, Botanists, Ecologists, and much more. The concept behind the lecture series is to reach beyond our comfort zones and enhance the way people interact with public lands.
Naturally Speaking: Tolerating the Flames
September 27, 2018
On Thursday, September 20, Cabrillo National Monument Volunteers and Foundation members had the opportunity to hear from Dr. Keith Lombardo as part of the Naturally Speaking Science Education Lecture Series. Dr. Lombardo spoke about his research on the history of fire in Southern California – are large, destructive fires just a part of life here, or are they something new? Read on to find out!
Naturally Speaking: Of Islands and Reptiles
July 20, 2018
On Thursday, July 19, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation members and volunteers had the opportunity to hear from SDSU researcher and professional rattlesnake-wrangler Roman Nava as part of our ongoing Naturally Speaking Lecture Series. Read on to learn more about his research and the life of the Southern Pacific Rattlesnake.
Naturally Speaking: Am I Bugging You?
July 05, 2018
On Thursday, June 21, Cabrillo National Monument Foundation members and volunteers had the opportunity to hear from volunteer naturalist Patricia Simpson as part of our ongoing Naturally Speaking Lecture Series. Read on to learn more about some of the park’s smallest residents!
Naturally Speaking: Peregrine Falcons – Masters of the Air
March 28, 2018
As part of our ongoing Naturally Speaking Lecture Series, speaker and licensed falconer Charles Gailband delighted guests with a talk about Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) on March 22. He even brought some falcon ambassadors for guests to meet! Read on for more information about these incredible masters of the air.
Naturally Speaking: Nature in Balance
January 30, 2018
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation members recently had the opportunity to hear from Superintendent Andrea Compton in the latest installment of our “Naturally Speaking” lecture series. Read on to learn about the difficult task of balancing resource protection with visitation here at Cabrillo National Monument.
Naturally Speaking: Nature’s Tiny Fighter Jets
December 07, 2017
On Thursday November 30th, the Cabrillo National Monument Foundation kicked off its “Naturally Speaking” science education lecture series with volunteer naturalist and resident bat expert Don Endicott. Read on to find out more about these amazing creatures of the night!
Last updated: November 4, 2016