Secrets in the Cliffs

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018

Time: 11:00AM - 3:00PM

Instructor: Alan Prichard

Location: Coal Oil Point

Explore a marine terrace and examine the marine invertebrate fossils that abound in the cliffs just west of Isla Vista. Learn how a fossil record reveals clues to the prehistoric environment. While we are there, we will explore some of the area's best tide pools. Led by California Naturalist, Alan Prichard.

Coal Oil Point Reserve is part of Audubon's designated Goleta Coast Important Bird Area (IBA).

Directions and parking information will be sent with confirmations.


Alan PrichardAlan Prichard is an avid Santa Barbara Botanic Garden volunteer and geology enthusiast. He has been scrambling across the foothills and mountains of Santa Barbara for 50 years, and has strived to understand the complex geologic forces that have created the Santa Ynez mountains. Alan has assisted Suzie Bartz for the past year on her Geology walks, and is fortunate to receive consultation from Tanya Atwater, professor emeritus of Geology at UCSB.

Botany/Natural History
Travel/Day Trips