Half Moon Bay Negative Tide Day - Survey

Thank you for joining us in Half Moon Bay for the latest Negative Tide Tidepooling Day.  Please take a moment to take this online survey and tell us what you think.  We hope to see you at our next event!

Answer as much or as little as you have time to answer.  The more info, the better.  But even if you have only 1 or 2 quick comments, that would help too.

YOUR CONTACT INFO ALL contact info you share with us is totally confidential.
Your Name:
Email address:
  (So we can calculate distance people drove.)
How did you hear about this Tide Day

If an email listserv or group, be specific so we can make sure we contact the list for future events.
Ages of people who joined you on the reef (so we can get an idea how to improve future events)?
0-5 yrs
6-11 yrs
12-17 yrs
18-30 yrs
31-40 yrs
41-59 yrs 

Did you take pictures?

Did you post them?
Yes I took pictures.   Nope, I was too busy looking.

If you uploaded pictures somewhere, add the link here so we can share if you want.
Did you have a good time at Negative Tide Day
Among the best experiences of my life.  I wouldn't change a thing.
Awesome experience, despite a few understandable glitches.
It was ok but it wasn't all that exciting.
I was ok, but I have a few big complaints.
The whole thing was a horrible experience.
I did not attend.

Please explain any big complaints in the comments box below.
Would it be helpful to have educational booths and/or vendor booths on the beach with us in future events?  (assuming we could get permits, which might not even be possible)
Educational booths are great, keep the commercial vendors away
Commercial vendors are great, keep the educational booths away.
Either commercial or educational vendors are fine.
Keep the booths away: let's not clutter the beach
Don't care one way or the other

Do you have a favorite eco-nonprofit group we should invite to host booths at future events? Eg: Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fitzgerald Marine Sanctuary, Surfrider, etc.
Reef Etiquette  One of our goals was to teach reef etiquette.  How did we do?
Did you see anybody harvesting wildlife without a license (aka poaching)?

Do you think people were being considerate of reef life?

Did you see anybody causing obvious damage to reef life (on purpose or accidentally)?

Do you think people recognized young anemone and accidentally stepped on them, or stepped on grass without knowing what was underneath?

Did you (or anybody else) say anything to poachers or inconsiderate reef walkers?

Did you see anyone climbing on the cliffs or causing similar land-based problems?

Did you see any dogs (or dog owners) creating problems or were the dogs ok?
Do you have suggestions for future adventure events?  Like a walk at Halone Garden, kayaking at Elkhorn Slough or Monterey Bay, nature hikes thru Los Gatos, beach parties at Natural Bridges Santa Cruz, etc. (the more specific, the better).
General Comments about the Reef Walk
What was your favorite part of the day?

What was your least favorite part?

How was traffic? How was parking?

How was the ~1 mile walk TO the reef ?

Were the crowds too big?

What was your favorite reef animal?

What was your favorite reef plant
(bull kelp, sea grass, palm kelp, etc)?

Did you eat breakfast or lunch or dinner in Half Moon Bay?  If so, where?  We might be able to ask them for a donation for future events.

How could we do better for the next event?

General Comments

We are all volunteers and we do our best to meet the needs of the community with limited resources.  Your general comments are VERY important to us and will be considered very seriously as we design future events.  Anything else you'd like to tell us?  The more feedback we get, the better we can make future events.

Don't hold back, tell us exactly what you think.  If the event sucked, tell us.  If it was awesome, tell us.  Either way, the more we hear from you, the more we can improve.

THANK YOU for your suggestions and comments!!!!  We will keep you posted about future events.


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