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Science Night; Our Southern California Beaches: Past and Future


Keep exploring and learning at our Science Night events! Every 2nd Wednesday (except December) scientists, naturalists, and esteemed experts explore a range of topics regarding natural sciences and our environment.


Our Southern California Beaches: Past and Future

with John Wilkerson

How have our beaches developed and what is their future?  This will be the topic of geology instructor John Wilkerson who last spoke to our group on the geology of coastal Orange County.  He will be considering:

  1. Our retreating shoreline since the last Ice Age
  2. The modern day shoreline
  3. Interesting case histories:creation of Dana Harbor, Santa Monica Beach, coastal Orange County storm damage
  4. Our beaches in the future:
    1. Long term vs. short term erosion
    2. What can be done to save our beaches?

Mr. Wilkerson was a local natural history teacher for 30+ years, spending his summers as a Naturalist at the Olympic National Park. He currently leads geology tours at several OC Wilderness Parks and Crystal Cove State Park.  


Dana Point Community Center


34052 Del Obispo St, Dana Point, CA 92629 

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