FULL 9/25 Member Meet-Up: Coastal Geology Stroll at Seabright Beach with Frank Perry

Geology is often considered a slow process, but along the coast of Santa Cruz, geologic processes are actively changing the landscape before our eyes.

Join us for a stroll along Seabright Beach with local naturalist/historian Frank Perry who specializes in the natural history and geology of the Santa Cruz region. Take a tour of the geologic history of the San Lorenzo River and the origin of San Lorenzo Point. Examine the mineralogy of beach sand and the effects of the 1989 earthquake on Seabright Beach. Learn about the geology of the sedimentary rocks in the cliffs, marine terraces along the coast, longshore drift, and impacts of harbor jetties. The way you look at beaches will forever be changed!

Saturday, September 25 | 9-11 a.m.
Meet by the whale outside the Museum at 1305 E. Cliff Dr. Santa Cruz
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This program has reached capacity and registration is closed.

Accessibility and COVID protocol

  • We will be walking on loose sand for about one mile punctuated by prolonged standing
  • Please bring comfortable walking shoes, layers, and any water or snacks you might need
  • There will be bathrooms available at the beach and the Museum will open at 10 a.m. (Members receive free admission)
  • Please follow current state and local guidelines for COVID-19 safety at the time of the program. We will monitor changes to policies and send out more specific details to registrants prior to the event.

Member Meet-Ups are small group get-togethers for Museum Members where we learn from each other while exploring Santa Cruz’s diverse natural spaces. Not a Member? Join today for as little as $15 a year!