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 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 8 days of adventure!
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 One - February 8th - March 29th
Spring 2019 Session Two - April 5th - May 31st (no class April 19th for Spring Break)
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)