Marine Protected Area Exhibit

The California Central Coast MPA exhibit was created to introduce the public to the magnificence of this unique, new network of protected ocean areas.
This 16-Panel display began as a traveling exhibit and was shown at local central coast museums, state parks, and public venues. Today, portions of the exhibit are on permanent display at Año Nuevo State Park, the Morro Bay Museum, and Morro Bay Nature Center.
Please contact us to discuss opportunities to produce similar exhibits or replication possibilities of specific panels. A PDF of all 16 panels is available below for download.

Marine Protected Areas Traveling Exhibit

This 3-panel exhibit was created in 2010 as a condensed version of the original 16-panel display. The exhibit was displayed at both the BLUE Ocean Film Festival in Monterey and at the California and the World Ocean conference in San Francisco and is now available for display throughout California. These attractive panels describe the purpose of MPAs, provide maps of the MPAs designated in the central and north coast regions, and briefly explain the science that supports them. The lightweight, 3’ x 4’ panels fit perfectly on easels for an attractive display. También está disponible en español

MPAs and Recreation Exhibit

This three poster exhibit was created for use at various outreach events to introduce the public to California’s network of MPAs using a brief introduction and captivating photos.

Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest Exhibit

This exhibit was created by Save Our Shores following their 2017 Waves and Wildlife Photo Contest.

Sonoma Coast MPAs Exhibit

This exhibit was created by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods.

Coal Oil Point Reserve- Science Below the Surface Exhibit

This MPA exhibit, created by the Santa Barbara Channel MPA Collaborative,  is located in the Coal Oil Point Reserve Nature Center and highlights research that has been conducted in the nearby MPA.

The mission of the California’s Marine Protected Areas Education and Outreach Initiative is to enhance MPA education through enduring partnerships to empower Californians to protect what they know and love.