Exhibits, At Chula Vista Nature Park

Birds Out Back
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Around behind the Nature Center were cages holding birds. The cages held mostly raptors native to the area.


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American Eagle
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In one of the cages behind the Nature Center was a fine example of an American Eagle.


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Coastal Desert
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The area in which the exhibits were located was basically coastal desert. Here were native plants with a sculpture behind. The sculpture was the centerpiece for a children's play area.


Chula Vista Nature Center Exhibits external link external link   •  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:18:46 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0814
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Cookies For Sale That Day
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Because of the special event that day, there were cookies available for children to decorate with frosting and sprinkles. As can be seen the cookies were in animal shapes.


Chula Vista Nature Center Exhibits external link external link   •  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:22:51 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0827
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Shark & Ray Experience
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The sign credited David A. Wergeland with creation of this Shark & Ray Experience. A large open-air building with sharks and rays inside.


Chula Vista Nature Center Exhibits external link external link   •  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:23:22 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0829
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Shark & Ray Tank
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The signs describing the sharks and rays were in English and Spanish. One could both look down from above, as well as looking below water from the windows located at intervals around the sides. From above, one could watch the rays and touch them when they surfaced. The skin of the rays felt like velvet.


Chula Vista Nature Center Exhibits external link external link   •  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:27:56 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0835
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Sharks & Rays Swim
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Sharks and rays swam in the tank. Here they were viewed from the window in the side of the tank. Rays could be seen in the lower right and below the shark on the left.


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Educational Signs
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Educational signs were all around the tanks and on the walls of the exhibit. Here was a sample of one such sign. It described how the defenses of sharks differed from the defenses of rays. The signs were all in both English and Spanish.


Chula Vista Nature Center Exhibits external link external link   •  1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, Chula Vista, California   •  (Photo Posted Tuesday 26 July 2011)   •  (Photo taken 10:30:22 Saturday 16 October 2010)   •  © 2011 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #BCY_0842
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