The EcoLogik Project

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The EcoLogik Project is a unique fusion of ecology, nature, and technology; EcoLogik connects the next generation of science stewards to the natural resources and science at Cabrillo National Monument. In collaboration with the San Diego Downtown Library’s Innovation Lab, this multidisciplinary approach fosters a learning platform making technology more accessible to students while inspiring them to choose careers in STEM fields. The goal of the EcoLogik Project is to provide education tools and context empowering the 21st century of park stewards in meaningful and relevant ways with science.

Junior Scientist Day

On Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, join scientists and engineers for Cabrillo’s second Junior Scientist Day! You’ll have the opportunity to go on a scavenger hunt, do some fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities, meet some real STEM professionals for an “ask me anything” session, and earn a totally unique Junior Scientist Badge! Think Junior Ranger … only SCIENCE.

When: 9/23/23, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Where: Cabrillo National Monument – look for the station outside the Visitor Center

Who: All ages welcome

Cost: Absolutely free – it’s a fee-free day so there is no admission to Cabrillo National Monument


EcoLogik Workshops

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Virtual Workshops

Stay tuned for future virtual offerings!

In-person Workshops

Join STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) professionals for a 1.5 – 3-hour workshop exploring the real science conducted in America’s National Parks. Participants will use technology to investigate real-world problems and learn ways to solve them, empowering them to preserve and protect nature and sparking an interest in STEM. These workshops are free to the public, and can be located at Cabrillo, libraries, and other community spaces around the county. They include topics such as:

  • Radio Telemetry – learn how scientists track animals in the wild through radio signals, and what that data can tell us about an ecosystem by mapping your findings.
  • 3D Printing – ever wanted to learn how to 3D print? Discover how to create a model of some of the animals we find in the Cabrillo tidepools.
  • Biologgers – how can computer programming help with wildlife conservation? Conduct an experiment with technology that helps scientists understand how temperature changes can affect animal health
  • Biodiversity Snapshot – scientists can’t be everywhere at once, so it’s important to crowdsource science! Learn how you can contribute to scientific discoveries using tools many of us have in the palm of our hands
  • Camera Traps – how do scientists monitor the park when they aren’t around? Explore technology that enables scientists to learn about the ecosystem and try your hand at using this tech yourself.
  • … And stay tuned for new subjects later this Fall!


  • 9/18/23, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Camera Traps at North University Community Library
  • 9/25/23, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM – Biodiversity Snapshot at North University Community Library

Register (on the library’s website) for Camera Traps

Register (on the library’s website) for Biodiversity Snapshot


EcoLogik After School

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Are you a 4-12 educator looking for after school programming, or know someone who is? EcoLogik After School is a FREE, virtual, 2-4 week after school program designed for students to learn more about science through hands-on learning and art. We are currently recruiting teachers and groups to participate. For more information, read the program description or reach out to EcoLogik Director Sam Wynns at

Ready to sign up?  Register Today for your after-school programming!

EcoLogik Summer Day Camp

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EcoLogik is a free 2-week STEM summer day camp for underrepresented female and female identifying youth, ages 10 – 16. This unique program fuses ecology and technology to connect youth to the natural resources and science of America’s National Parks. Camp will explore the themes of biodiversity, marine science, nature photography, and so much more!

For more information on EcoLogik, check out this beautiful new ARC GIS storymap.

Note: If your child has attended EcoLogik Summer Day Camp before they cannot attend again. However, students aged 13+ may apply for a camp counselor role at

Applications for EcoLogik Summer Day Camps 2024 will open April 6th, 2024 at noon.

The application cycle will remain open for two weeks, but we encourage you to apply early so that you don’t miss out!



Help us support this outstanding, impactful program

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Cabrillo National Monument Foundation (CNMF) is a proud sponsor and partner of The Ecologik Project at Cabrillo National Monument. In addition to our support, the following organizations have made significant contributions to the success of this program:


Click here for listing of all Cabrillo National Monument Foundation partners