Field Learning Activities

 

There are several supplemental field learning activities, organized and run by outside organizations, that are available during the week of the 6IMDC. See below for details on these opportunities and how to register.

 

Mission Bay Beach Sunset Cleanup

Join I Love A Clean San Diego for a sunset cleanup on Mission Beach. Because of its proximity to the San Diego River and a busy commercial district, Mission Beach presents a unique opportunity to observe the types of debris that travel through San Diego to the Pacific Ocean. As volunteers remove trash, they will be encouraged to contribute to an international marine debris database by logging findings in Ocean Conservancy’s Clean Swell app.  

Date Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location Mission Beach
Cost Free
Space Unlimited
Transportation Provided, participants meet at the bus loading area in front of the Hilton lobby
Physical activity Walking in sand for distances up to one mile
Registration Join the event!

 

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve Tour

Join the Southwest Wetlands Interpretive Association for a guided driving tour through the Tijuana River Valley and Border Field State Park. Learn about bi-national conservation efforts to control stormwater runoff, visit a marine debris catchment basin, and witness infrastructure built from recovered debris.

Date Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time 3:45 – 7:00 PM
Location Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve
Cost $17 per person
Space 70 participants
Transportation Provided, participants meet at the bus loading area in front of the Hilton lobby
Physical activity Short-distance walking on uneven terrain at various van stops
Registration Join the event!

 

Working Waterfront Tour

Join the San Diego Port Tenants Association for an up-close tour of the Working Waterfront of San Diego Bay. In this region, maritime industry contributes an annual $3.5 billion to the economy and generates 12,800 jobs. The Waterfront is a powerful economic engine with high standards for sustainable practices.

Date Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Location Port of San Diego
Cost Free
Space 50 participants
Transportation Provided, participants meet at the bus loading area in front of the Hilton lobby
Physical activity Walking
Registration Join the event!

 

Ocean Plastic Pollution Monitoring Cruise with Captain Charles Moore

Join Algalita Marine Research and Education aboard their vessel, the ORV Alguita, to collect surface and sediment microplastic samples.

Date Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Location Mission Bay Hyatt Regency Dock
Cost Free
Space Limited
Transportation Participants must coordinate their own transportation to the Hyatt to meet the vessel
Physical activity Bending, crouching; While this tour is expected to stay close to shore, the vessel will be moving slowly for sample collection so this option may not be best for those prone to seasickness
Registration Join the event!

 

Trash Skimmer Demonstration

Join Clean Ocean Access for a demonstration of the marina trash skimmer. Learn about the skimmer technology, operational requirements, and functionality. This event will be taking place on two separate evenings during the 6IMDC.

Date Sunday, March 11, 2018 -OR- Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Location Half Moon Marina
Cost Free
Space 30 participants
Transportation Provided, participants meet at the bus loading area in front of the Hilton lobby
Physical activity Walking
Registration Join the event!