Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Event Gallery

Tip Top Run/Walk 2017

The Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash was a great success and a lot of fun. This event celebrates the eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia and helps to raise friends, funds, and awareness about our beautiful lagoon. These unique running routes have beautiful views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. Runners had a choice of a 5k or 10k course and finished at the Discovery Center where The Leprechaun Bash was in full swing celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It hosted had 10 interactive and educational booths as well as live music, lunch from Tip Top Meats, games, Irish Dancers, a Bagpiper and a beer garden!

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Discovery Gala 2016, The Wizard of Agua

An adventurous night, Click here to see the wonderful photos of the night. Thanks everyone for attending!

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Tip Top Run Featuring World Water Day 2016

Tip Top Run featuring World Water Day on March 12th was a great success and a lot of fun. This event celebrates the eradication of Caulerpa taxifolia and helps to raise friends, funds, and awareness about this amazing resource. These unique courses have one of a kind views of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and Pacific Ocean. Runners had a choice of a 5k or 10k route and finished at the Discovery Center where World Water Day was in full swing. World Water Day had over 15 interactive and educational booths as well as live music, lunch from Tip Top Meats and a beer garden!

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Sea Creatures at Night 2016

Sea Creatures at Night was a successful event! Our Marine Biologist Nate Spindel educated guests on the Discovery Aquariums and nocturnal habits and feeding of sea creatures! Kids crafted an Octopus, took home glow in the dark phytoplankton, ate pizza and yummy starfish gummies for dessert!

Environmental Stewardship School Program 2015/2016

Welcome to the Environmental Stewardship School Program at the Agua Hedionda Discovery Center. Fieldtrips are a fun and educational day for students, staff and teachers. The educational programs rotate throughout the year correlating to the 3rd grade California state standard curriculum. Programs are conducted in rain or shine, with equivalent programming indoors in case of inclement weather.

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Discovery Gala 2014

A Speak easy affair, Click here to see the fantastic photos of the night. Thanks everyone for attending!

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2014 Coyote Spotlight

Wildlife Biologist Jordan Ahle, leads our families on a "spotlight adventure" onto the night trails, calling the lagoon's coyotes. This is a must adventure for all Coyote Lovers! And after enjoy yummy warm cookies and milk.

2014 Solar Carport Opening

Come celebrate this new space and the promise it represents. The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is excited to unveil the latest exhibit at the Discovery Center. In keeping with the vision of the center to be a "Teaching Hub" of all eco-friendly and sustainable practices this solar panel carport is yet another way for students and the general public to learn first-hand how this innovative technology works. On hand for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will be Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall, the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce CEO, Ted Owen, Agua Hedionda Board Chairman Mike Metts, Peder Norby Energy Neutral Coordinator for Agua Hedionda, and dignitaries from SDG&E.

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Sea Creatures at Night 2014

Sea Creatures at Night was a successful event! Our Marine Biologist Nate Spindel talked about the discovery aquariums. Kids learned how the creatures utilize the night for feeding, they decorated mussel shells and had Mac & Cheese!

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Tip Top Run/Walk 2013

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon had a wonderful day on July 20th 2013! We started the day with a 10k run, 5krun and a 2 mile walk from 3 different locations. Everyone ended heir run/walk here at the Discovery Center where they were greeted by celebrity Christopher Knight, delicious food from Tip Top Meat and live music!

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Volunteer Appreciation Lunch 2013

Here at the Discovery Center we appreciate each and every one of our volunteers that help out. From cleaning the trails to filing papers. We are very thankful for their time and dedication. On August 6th 2013 we celebrated our volunteers with a wonderful lunch out on our patio.

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Lagoon Paddle Poker Challenge 2013

The weather was our best friend on October 19th 2013! Sun+fun was the perfect recipe for our LPPC event. Kids and adults dressed up for this special event and had a blast paddle boarding and canoeing around the Lagoon. At the end of their 7 poker stops around the lagoon every one enjoyed yummy food from different local vendors, live music, celebrity greeting from Christopher Night and a costume contest with tons of great prizes!

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