Where does the beautiful sea star call home? Tidepools! And so do snails, barnacles, mussels, anemones, urchins, crustaceans, seaweed, and small fish. When the tide is high these mysterious creatures are hidden from view. When the tide is low, that’s when exploring the tidepools makes these creatures and their wonderful world visible to us. 

Join Earthroots tidal enthusiast Macy to explore the tide pools, observe the animals who call them home, and learn about tidal zones and identification. Come enjoy a fun afternoon at the beach that will include storytelling, songs, nature journaling, and exploration. End the day with sand in your shoes, salt on your skin, and a new understanding and experience of the beach!

Learning Objective

  • Kids and families will explore tidepools while learning about
    • tidal zones
    • animal adaptations
    • identification
    • taxonomy

Participants will bring

  • lunch
  • water
  • sunscreen
  • hat
  • crayons/colored Pencils (optional)
  • nature journal (optional)

Earthroots will provide

  • paper
  • writing utensils
explore tide pools seastars


  • Tidepool exploration
  • Storytelling
  • Nature Journaling
  • Game
  • Songs

Class Details

Monday, June 12 | 10-1pm

Laguna Beach


Ages: 5-14

Ages 7-14 may drop off without a parent

5 and 6 year olds must attend with a parent or guardian who will provide close supervision

$40 (one day camp)


Parents may stay with their child. If the parent is bringing siblings outside of the age range of the class, our policy is that they pay a sibling fee of $20 per child. Children 2 and under may attend free of charge. 

We will NOT be swimming. Ankle deep only. If your family wants to go swimming, that should happen after class time.


Registration deadline: One week prior to class date
All workshops require minimum participant enrollment to run. Camps that do not meet the minimum enrollment will be canceled.

Scholarships Available

Earthroots is committed to creating nature connection opportunities for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) participants and families in need. 


Macy Pilkington is a southern California native who grew up in the shadow of Saddleback Mountain. As soon as she could drive, the canyons became her sanctuary. Her search for nature led her to spend countless nights under the stars in Holy Jim Canyon, hiking the trails around Blackstar, and admiring the rural charm of Modjeska and Silverado canyons.

Deepening her skills in youth education, outreach, and empowerment on a permaculture farm in Hawaii, Macy had the opportunity to become focused on her personal objective of finding new and inventive ways to help steward our beautiful planet. At Earthroots Macy is excited to use her experience and love of nature to inspire families to relax into the world around them, to deepen their skills of observation, and to never stop asking questions.