Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island …

Each year, Scott O’Dell’s Newbury Award winning novel Island of the Blue Dolphins introduces young people to the Channel Islands.  O’Dell’s tale of the young girl Karana was inspired by the true story of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas who was left on the Island in 1835 when a boat took the remaining Nicoleño people to the mainland. She …

Where Worlds Collide!

There is the land, and there is the sea.  And where the land and the sea meet, between the high and low-tide zones is the Intertidal Zone, a complex marine ecosystem that is at best in constant flux and at worst, downright inhospitable!  Seastars Much of this unique environment is washed each day by the tides, so organisms that live …