The Best Marine Biology Camps For High School Students

Board the Enhydra in Long Beach and enjoy a two hour journey across the channel to the majestic channel island of Santa Catalina. Your class has the opportunity to witness a variety of marine mammals, sea birds and other ocean creatures within minutes of leaving the harbor!

Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) offers educational marine biology experiences to schools and private groups around California. Marine biology is often a popular topic among youth who are fascinated by the incredible diversity found in the Ocean.

A Life Changing Sea Camp on Catalina Island

Bringing your class on a field trip to one of MSA’s sea camp locations is a life-changing experience for all whom attend. Teachers have multiple options to chose from including day programs around Los Angeles, to overnight programs either onboard the 112′ marine research vessel “Enhydra”, or an overnight class trip to Catalina Island!

Experience snorkeling, kayaking, and hiking – all while applying the scientific method to turn each activity into an exciting and highly educational research project. Your students learn to think like a scientist and have first-hand encounters with the natural world that will enrich their academic career and stay with them for a lifetime!

STEM Science Activities

MSA’s program is strong in STEM science activities. Students use our professional research equipment to undertake actual hands-on research assignments, including trawling for plankton and observing individual specimen under high powered microscopes, water analysis activities, and observing both terrestrial and marine wildlife in their natural environment.

These are the experiences that transform students into scientists and ignite a personal passion for learning, studying and exploring the fascinating world of natural sciences for a life time.

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The Most Adventurous and Educational Field Trips in California

Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) specializes in hands-on field trips in California, teaching your students how to use a field journal to gain a practical understanding of the scientific method and how to apply it. The combination of learning science while having fun in the great outdoors makes MSA the best educational experience for your class.

MSA’s program focuses on building core altruistic character traits, as they immerse themselves in the inspiriting world of natural sciences. Stay onboard the Enhydra, a 112 foot marine research vessel, or bring your class to camp at Catalina Island for an experience of their lives!

Highlights of MSA’s Educational Program:

  • Hands-on field science activities
  • Each student learns to keep a field journal and participate in actual on-going marine science research projects.
  • Passionate staff and instructors.
  • Over 20 years experience running marine biology sea camps on Catalina Island!
  • NEW! Live aboard program: ‘Floating Sea Camp’!

STEM Educational Field Trips In Los Angeles

For teachers looking for the best educational field trips emphasizing STEM education, MSA is a once in a lifetime opportunity to immerse your students in the world of marine biology and oceanography. With multiple locations around Los Angeles, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. A class field trip imparts a deep appreciation and love for science, which will remain with your students for a lifetime!

With STEM education becoming increasingly more valued and emphasized, an outdoor educational field trip to Catalina Island, or onboard the Enhydra, provides students with an incredible resource to ignite their passion for science. Once they have a profound personal experience via studying the natural world through the scientific method, then they are well on their way to dreaming big and planning for higher education.

One-Of-A-Kind Homeschool Field Trips California!

MSA has programs for classes and groups of all sizes. From multiple classes from the same school, to church youth groups, and even smaller home school field trips. Califronia has a lot to offer educators, with the ocean environment being one of the most unique resources of all. Come for a day trip to the local tidepools around Los Angeles, or board our ship for an overnight educational experience to Catalina Island.

MSA can customize your trip to match the specific needs of your class and each student. With twenty years of experience running outdoor educational programs around southern California, MSA makes your class and homeschool field trips a learning adventure that will impart each participant with a personal passion for the marine environment.

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