• Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
    Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
    Enjoying activities like surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, fishing, exploring sea caves, skill sessions and jumping of the top deck of a ship into the water below!
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  • Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
    Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
    MSA’s marine biology camp at Emerald Bay is a valuable opportunity to experience all the best that Catalina Island has to offer!
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  • Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
    Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
    Enjoy hands-on physics activities, astronomy classes, stargazing at our on-site observatory, hiking on endless trails, and learning about various survival skills.
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  • Family Camps on Catalina Island
    Family Camps on Catalina Island
    There is no better way to spend your family holiday than at a weekend getaway to Santa Catalina Island onbaord the Wilderness Explorer. Build memories and give your family an experience that will bring you closer together.
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  • Summer Floating Sea Camp on Catalina Island 2017!
  • Marine Biology Camp at Emerald Bay, Catalina Island
  • Mountain Astro Physics Science Camp at Camp Oakes, Big Bear
  • Family Camps on Catalina Island

Understanding The Threat To Californias Kelp Forests

Although not many residents of California are currently aware, there are major concerns regarding the vanishing kelp forests, which are one the most important marine ecosystems and habitats. Giant kelp is a type of brown algae that grows above rocky reefs typically no more deep than ninety feet. Massive kelp beds form creating one of […]

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How To Build Character In Your Students Through Hands On Field Science Activities

The scientific method empowers students to apply their cognitive faculties to its optimal potential, deepening their experience of the natural world and enriching their interactions with all life. Introducing Students To The Scientific Method When students realize for them selves how much fun it is to explore the natural world as a field scientist, it […]

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The Most Elite Marine Biology Sea Camp on Catalina Island

Both locals and visitors, alike, have described Camp Emerald Bay on Catalina Island as the most elite and desirable cove on the island. There is definitely something special about this spot, with its tropical like emerald bluish-green water, to the world class facilities and breathtaking natural scenery. Why Emerald Bay Is The Most Desirable Cover […]

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The Best Overnight Summer Camps in Southern California

There is no other overnight summer camp in southern California like MSA’s program on Santa Catalina Island. Campers enjoy a full week of such incredibly fun activities as boating, paddleboarding, exploring sea caves and hidden coves, swimming at remote beaches, kayaking, snorkeling and building new friendships that often last a life time. Summer Away Camps […]

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The Effort To Re Introduce Sea Otters To Southern California

Sea otters are one of California’s most loved and adorable marine mammals, their presence is greatly missed and great efforts are being put into action to help preserve and restore the once thriving sea otter populations along our coast. A Brief History of Sea Otters in southern California Sea otters were once wide spread along […]

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How MSA Inspires Youth To Dream Big and Reach For The Stars

Our Central Theme: Break Your Fears! When students come out to Mountain and Sea Adventure’s life-changing outdoor education program on Catalina Island, or Big Bear, they have the opportunity to explore their talents and abilities in a safe environment, allowing them to overcome their fears and inhibitions with the support of their instructors, teachers and […]

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Keeping A Field Journal: How To Transform Your Students Into Scientists

In the process of developing an educated appreciation for science, students use their field journals to take the scientific method into their own hands and make it a very real part of their individual lives. In this way, the field journal serves as the vehicle for developing a personal appreciation and love for science. Developing […]

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Learning The Scientific Method With Field Biology Activities

Once the tools have been imparted, the scientific method provides a platform for immersing your self in the natural world more deeply, and allowing the creativity of the imagination to reach its apex. A science teacher, in this sense, is the one who reveals the grand wonder of the natural world to the student, and […]

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How To Bring The Excitement Of Outdoor Education Into Your Classroom

The world of natural science is full of adventure and excitement, where youth can take their own ideas and theories about the world and apply them for real tangible results that they can actually observe for themselves. Learning Science Is Exciting And Adventurous What is it about coming out to science camp on Catalina Island […]

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Where Scientists Are Born: Marine Biology Youth Camp on Catalina Island

Marine Biology Youth Camp Catalina Island is a magical destination and one of the most rich and abundant natural resources in California. When visiting Catalina Island, which is less than twenty miles off short Los Angeles, students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range to educational and adventurous marine biology activities, such as […]

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