Welcome to the Bolsa Chica Land Trust’s Bolsa Chica 360° Interactive Virtual Tour!  The self-guided tour takes you around the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve’s scenic and natural landscapes filled with interesting facts about the ecology, wildlife, and history of Bolsa Chica.  Discover and experience Bolsa Chica like never before! We hope you enjoy exploring this unique and important open space.

Instructions to navigate the Bolsa Chica 360° Interactive Virtual Tour

  • Navigate the virtual tour with your mouse. For the best experience, we suggest viewing it full screen by clicking the ‘More Functions’ button (3 dots at the top right corner), and selecting ‘Full Screen’.
  • You can zoom in and out for a closer look.
  • Click on the screen once to make all the extra icons go away. Click on it again to bring them back.
  • To travel to a new location in the Reserve click on one of the teardrop images or on the image in the image scroll at the bottom.
  • A sidebar map opens on the right of the screen by clicking on the compass symbol.
  • Click on the round ‘i’ symbol for informational content.

Welcome to our Bolsa Chica 360° Interactive Virtual Tour!  We hope you enjoy exploring the different areas of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve with your students.

There are 20 informational buttons led by Cool Azul, the Miracles of the Marsh mascot.  This tour supplements the Slide Show Presentation and Student Activity Booklet.

LocationTitle
Wooden walk bridgeCool Azul #1: Introduction
Wooden walk bridgeCool Azul #2: Ecosystems
Wooden walk bridgeCool Azul #3: Habitats
Nesting siteCool Azul #4: Birds and the Pacific Flyway
Nesting siteCool Azul #5: Endangered Birds
Tidal basinCool Azul #6: The Food Web
Tidal basinCool Azul #7: Terns
Inner Bolsa Bay overlookCool Azul #8: Wetland Habitat
Inner Bolsa Bay overlookCool Azul #9: Ducks
Sand dunesCool Azul #10: Sand Dune Habitat
The PointCool Azul #11: History- Native Americans
Gun ClubCool Azul #12: History- The Spanish and the Gun Club
Gun ClubCool Azul #13: Great Blue Herons
Tidal Basin overlookCool Azul #14: History- Oil
The PointCool Azul #15: History- WWII
BCLT Growing Space NurseryCool Azul #16: Upland Coastal Sage Scrub Habitat
BCLT Growing Space NurseryCool Azul #17: History- Saving Bolsa Chica
MesaCool Azul #18: Bird Bill Lengths
Crossroads between upper and lower areasCool Azul #19: Watershed and Plastic Soup
Crossroads between upper and lower areasCool Azul #20: What You Can Do