Tots meet tidepool creatures at library

As part of the monthly “Big Science for Little People” presentations at La Jolla’s Riford Library, Living Coast Discovery center brought some visitors from tidepools, Sept. 18. The young explorers got to see and touch sea stars, sea snails and hermit crabs, as well as shells and coral, and learn about ocean creature biology. Find a schedule of upcoming big Science for Little People themes at

Drew Koetting takes a peek at the underside of a sea star.
Living Coast Discovery Center instructor Cadia Hernandez shows a shell before she brings out the snail that lives in that type of shell.
(Ashley Mackin)
Georgia, Vera and Ana examine some coral up close.
(Ashley Mackin)
Genevieve Buller checks out a snail shell.
(Ashley Mackin)