Open Water. Science Learning. Awareness. Adventure!
Blue Discovery is a 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 two additional excursions, such as a fishing trip or shark encounter. 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 an ocean adventure!
We are also offering four drop-in classes in April and May! Are you mostly interested in learning how to sail? Do you really want to get out on a stand up paddle board? Join us for one of our drop-in days! As always, families are welcome to join in on the fun!
Instructor: Kathleen McKeegan
Fridays - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Grade Guidelines: 3rd - 8th
Cost: $320 for eight weeks
Drop-in Prices Vary by Activity, Please Call for More Information
Spring 2019 Session - February 8th - March 29th
Drop-ins and Make-up Days:
April 5th - Kayaking
April 12th - Fishing
May 24th - Sailing
May 31st - Stand up paddle boards
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
Note: If you will be using a school voucher for class payment you can still register your child using our system.
Class Location: The Marine Innovation Hub @ the SEA Lab - 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (unless otherwise specified)