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Ocea-112: Field Trip Information

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Testing water chemistry off of Dana Pt.

 

Summer 2006 ~

Note: It is your responsibility to be certain to have your field hand-out/s with you. Each will be available in class, the first day of the course, as well as available on WebCT.  The handout/s will have very detailed, additional information [such as the assignment itself] which is not found on this page.

Field Excursion - 1

What: Biogeographic Overview of the Rocky Intertidal Zones

Overview of Hospital Point

aerial at Hospital Point

 

WhenWednesday, June14, 2006, from  0540 - 0800.  Please be at the top of the staircase by 0540.

Trail Head at Hospital Point
GPS: CS1902
N3250.5743'
W11716.8442'

WhereHospital Point, La Jolla                

Cost: None           

Pre-Trip Preparation on the Part of the Student:      
Please go to: ReefNews Photo Gallery [http://www.reefnews.com/reefnews/photos06.html] to familiarize yourself with the organisms you'll be seeing during our visit to the rocky intertidal. For greater information, use: http://edweb.sdsu.edu/triton/tidepoolunit/tidepool.html,  as well as Rocky Intertidal Habitats, and Virtual Tidepool




It is your responsibility to be certain to have your field hand-out with you. It will be available in class, the first day of the course, as well as available on WebCT.  The handout will have very detailed, additional information [such as the assignment itself] which is not found on this page.

What to Take: 

  • Jacket
  • Rubber-soled shoes; NO open toed shoes. Water shoes, diving booties or any closed toed shoe with a "grippy" sole.
  • tie-back for long hair
  • Hat (w/cord works best) [optional]
  • Sun-screen
  • Pens/pencils for recording data
  • Camera w/film
  • Sunglasses (optional)
  • towel (optional)
  • Extra clothes and shoes (optional)

Directions to Hospital Point:
Parking is on the street in a residential area, please car-pool if possible and share expenses with the driver.

Directions: 11 miles North of San Diego, from I-5, take the La Jolla Parkway exit to the West. In 1.4 miles bear left on Torrey Pines Road. Follow Torrey Pines Rd. to Prospect and turn right at the light.  You will see the street splits into a "Y", follow to the right, to Coast Blvd. From the top of the incline to where you need to be is exactly 1.0 mile. Continue driving along Coast Blvd. You will go past The Cove, past Children's Pool Drive, turning right [still on Coast] after the large grassy park.  When you have driven 1 mile past the turn off from Prospect, you will have reached the second one-way portion of Coast Blvd. Park your vehicle and meet at the trailhead.  Please talk in hushed tones only....this is a residential neighborhood.

       Please:

  • be considerate of others in this residential neighborhood and keep your voices low,
  • meet, and wait for your instructor, at the top of the staircase leading to the beach:

Google directions to this trail head, can be found here.

Overview at Hospital Point
Photos courtesy of ShoreDiving.com

Allow sufficient time to safely drive the distance from your home to La Jolla; be mindful of the time of day & potential rush-hour traffic.

Field Excursion - 2

What: Coastal Processes Field Trip

When: Wednesday, July 12: 6:00 a.m.

Where: Fletcher Cove, Solona Beach.
Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the lifeguard station.

Cost: None

What to Take:  See excursion - 1, above.

Directions to Fletcher Cove:

From Cuyamaca College, take 94 west > 125 north > 52 west > 805 north >  take I-5 north, OR go 94 west > 805 north > 5 north, to:
the Lomas Santa Fe exit, head west and go over the railroad tracks. The parking lot is in the southwest quadrant of the intersection of W. Plaza St. and Pacific Avenue.


F
or further information, please contact:
Mrs. Batterson-Rossi
BBattersonRossi@gmail.com

 

 


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 Updated: June 14, 2006