Field Notes

Field Notes | June 2024

According to the National Archives, 70° Fahrenheit is the preferred temperature that is optimal for the preservation of artifacts in exhibition spaces. 70° is the perfect temperature for fun!

From the 70° Archives

The Ocean Institute offers an incredible opportunity to join a chartered cruise from the Dana Point Harbor to open seas with their captain. The crew will guide you to discover the incredible journey of whales and dolphins outside of the harbor.

Experience the schooner Spirit of Dana Point from the perspective of an early tallship explorer.

Bioluminescence Night Cruises are only offered during the summer months. Take a look at the upcoming cruise calendar to RSVP.

🐬The common dolphins will greet you as a pod.

We recommend that you celebrate World Oceans’ Day (June 8) at the Ocean Institute.

The ocean covers about 70% of the Earth’s surface.

Artist of the Month

🎨Lindsay Rapp, “Sunset Arrival”

Lindsay Rapp has created a collection of fine art that is an ode to the ocean. She shared, “Endless hours of my youth were spent at the beach, painting and analyzing the colorful movement of the waves. My brother & I were practically raised on a sailboat. My dad, a recreational surfer from Newport Beach, passed down his love of water to me. He would always teach me about the waves and beauty in the ocean… Since then, I have always been pulled towards the sea.”

She offers originals, prints, and a clothing line with a portion of all sales are donated to ocean conservation.

We recommend that you celebrate International Surfing Day on Saturday, June 15th at the beach or at the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente.

Book of the Month

We love oceanography! What’s better than a sunny day at the beach with a classic book in hand? We suggest Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea e-book.

“The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides. The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence. It is nothing but love and emotion; it is the Living Infinite. ”    

Have you ever wondered about deep sea exploration? Teams of scientists and marine archeologists are sharing their findings online. Underwater cultural heritage sites include shipwrecks. See the depths of the sea virtually with Deep Ocean Education.


The Dana Point ArtFest will take place on Sunday, June 9th. It is a family-friendly event that is free for the community. Join us for a top-quality juried art and music event that brings artists and the community together in and around the Dana Point, CA area.

  • More approximately 80 local artists

  • Live music from various artists

Doheny State Beach Foundation and California State Parks presents Doheny Surf & Art Festival on June 22nd-23rd, 2024 from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.

The Doheny Surf & Art Festival is a two-day festival with an array of activities including a variety of art and surf booths, live music, great food, and more. Head to the beach for a day of celebration!

Field Notes

Surfing may have started in Hawaii but the surf industry started here in Dana Point. These surf innovators are honored with bronze statues at Waterman’s Plaza

The California Surf Museum in Oceanside was founded in 1986 and has been in operation for three decades, serving tens of thousands of annual visitors from over 40 nations around the globe.

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