Open Water. Science Learning. Awareness. Adventure!
Blue Discovery is a weekly class that combines STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning with adventures on the open water and coastal landscape. Students will explore our local California waters and coastline and take a deep dive into learning and connecting with the natural systems at work. Through scientific discovery, hands-on learning and adventure experiences, students will develop an understanding of the animals and plants that call the California coast home, and how they fit into larger ecosystems and natural and physical cycles. This class will also emphasize conservation and protection of marine and terrestrial resources, including human impacts on natural resources and best practices for protecting our oceans and coastlines.
This course is based in both classroom and adventure learning. Students will participate in 2 days each of sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. We will also go on one fishing and one whale-watching excursion. Students will conduct science experiments, dissection and microscope activities. Specific topics covered include physics of waves and currents, fish identification, marine mammals, fish and kelp dissection, migratory animals and marine debris. Join us for 10 days of adventure!
Instructor: Emily Parker
Fall 2018 - September 21st to December 14th (No class on October 19th, November 9th and November 23rd)
Fridays - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Grade Guidelines: 4th - 8th
Cost: $350 for 10 weeks
Drop-in Prices Vary by Activity, Please Call for More Information
What to bring/where: hat, sunscreen, water bottle, extra layer and individual snack. Additional items may be needed depending on activity i.e. closed-toes shoes and swimwear
Enrollment: minimum of 6 students / maximum 12 students
Class Location: The Marine Innovation Hub @ the SEA Lab - 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (unless otherwise specified)