The Ocean is one of Los Angeles County’s most precious and valuable resources. This is also one of the most threatened and vital ecosystems on our planet, bringing your class or group to a marine biology field trip imparts a personal passion and love for Ocean environmental stewardship.
Marine Biology Field Trips in California
Mountain and Sea Adventures (MSA) are now offering educational marine biology field trips in California. Located in the Port of Los Angeles, MSA is providing quality hands-on experiences for youth to explore the marine environment and develop a personal love and appreciation for the Ocean.
MSA offers a life-changing program combining outdoor education with adventure activities unlike any other in southern California. A marine biology field trip with the class is an exciting opportunity for each participant, who has the unique opportunity to develop new aspects of them self as they interact with a new environment.
Fun And Educational Shipboard Programs
The Enhydra is MSA’s hundred-and-twelve foot marine research vessel located in San Pedro, California. Field trips onboard the Enhydra are an excellent way to give your class or group an intimate encounter with the Ocean as we explore the Channel Island, Santa Catalina or a day trip program around coastal southern California.
Students participate in a variety of marine biology activities such as plankton trawls, and microscopes lab, water analysis, snorkeling at exotic locations around Catalina, and bird lab explorations of the coastline via kayaks.
Accommodations onboard are comfortable and leisurely. There are 19 private staterooms each with two beds, restroom with shower, sink and toilet, as well as a dresser and under bed storage.
The Enhydra also has a professional full-size galley allowing our chefs to prepare gourmet freshly prepared meals made from scratch.
You and your participants may find the ship so comfortable that you never want to leave!
Day And Overnight Dockside Programs
MSA has also started offering day programs and overnight dockside programs where the ship stays at pot for the entire duration of the program. This allows for those schools and youth groups on a tighter budget to still have an incredible experience onboard a marine research vessel as we engage in the marine environment through hands-on activities.
Want to learn more about our one-of-a-kind science programs? Give us a call Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM at: (310) 519-3172 ext 980