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Free King Tide Walk at Palo Alto Baylands

February 9, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:45 pm

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Sunday, February 9th, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm

Two great organizations combine forces to bring you the final FREE King Tide Walk this winter season: The City of Palo Alto and Environmental Volunteers.

City of Palo Alto Naturalist, Corinne DeBra, and Environmental Volunteers will lead this walk from Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, at 2775 Embarcadero Road, in Palo Alto, CA, and to nearby spots in the Baylands Nature Preserve.

King Tides are an opportunity to see the highest (and lowest) tides of the year—when we are closest to the Sun and the Moon, resulting in extra gravitational pull that affects tides.

High tides become higher as Earth lines up with the Sun and Moon and we achieve “Syzygy”* (apologies, we had to include this great Scrabble word). Come see and experience what all the fuss is about. Find out answers to your questions, such as:

What are King Tides? How will these higher tides affect us in the future? What wildlife might we see that we wouldn’t usually see? How will the birds and animals be reacting to (or even taking advantage of) this high tide? Is this what sea level rise will look like?

Don’t miss it. (The next one won’t be until December 2020.)

Dress in layers, bring a jacket and wear comfortable shoes. We’ll be walking near the water’s edge on a combination of paved and (relatively flat but) unpaved surfaces (wood-planked boardwalk and packed dirt trail in a few spots).

You can also participate by bringing a phone or camera to capture/record what you see and send images to the California King Tides Project.

This event is FREE, but we ask that you please register to attend.

*Syzygy happens when three planets align.


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Environmental Volunteers EcoCenter
2560 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, 94303
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