Discover Point Lobos iPad App
Discover Point Lobos is a new and engaging iPad app aimed at connecting young people to the wonders of California’s coast and marine protected areas. The app is now available at no cost on iTunes.
Activities include an “Ask a Docent” video series covering the unique natural resources within Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, over 100 interactive “Species Cards” introducing many members of the Point Lobos ecosystem, habitat overviews and trail games. “Sounds of Point Lobos” includes Cormorants, Black Oystercatchers, Sea lions, Harbor seals, Sea otters, Great Blue Heron chicks and more. Food web games allow children to learn more about how animals support one another, and the “Whalers Cove Time Machine” allows players to span the history of this significant property.
Geared towards children ages 8-12, the primary goal is to foster California’s next generation of conservationists by embracing new technology. For existing school outreach programs, the app serves as a pre-visit orientation and educational tool to explain what students may see, hear and experience at Point Lobos, and a post-visit tool to reinforce their experiences and encourage ongoing learning.
Special thanks to the California State Parks Foundation, the Nancy Buck Ransom Foundation, the Yellow Brick Road Benefit Shop of Carmel and the many generous individuals who supported this project!