Adventurous Marine Science Fields Trips in Southern California!
Give your students a marine science field trip experience that will enrich their lives and encourage them to develop a personal love and appreciation for the environment through hands-on personal interaction in the field!
Our programs emphasize both the principles and methods of good field science, as well as character building and personal development in youth. Your students learn to think like actual field scientist as they keep a field journal through the entire program, learning to apply the scientific method to develop their own hypotheses and theories about the natural world.
We have many different venue and program options for you to chose from, bring your class to Catalina Island, for an overnight adventure on board our floating sea camp the Enhydra, or one of our other locations around the Southland.
Oceanography and Marine Biology Field Trip Programs
Program 1: Floating Marine Lab
- Hour and a half dockside: Field Journal class, taxonomy and invertebrate program including touch tank with fish, rays and invertebrates. Also included is a water analysis class.
- Hour and a half on ship: Wildlife Adventure Tour of marine birds and pinnipeds with site survey. Plankton tow with microscope viewing. Marine debris (plastics and pollution) class. Scientific method and conclusions.
3 hour program above +
- Otter trawl collection of fish and vertebrates living on the ocean floor, dockside water analysis, clarity and basic marine debris class, water analysis out at sea, and scientific method with conclusions.
Program 2: Dockside Program
Field Journal class, taxonomy and invertebrate program. Touch tanks with fish, rays and invertebrates. Marine debris class, and orca game on bioaccumulation and bioconcentration to raise awareness of the impacts of pollution on the ocean environment.
- 3-hour program above +
- Water analysis class, mud collection with microscope lab and turtle hurdles game on limiting factors and endangered species.
Add an overnight extension at the dock
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Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:00pm PST (Mon-Fri)
Phone: (310) 519-3172 ext 980