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 on-the-water activities such as sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. We will also go on 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!

Instructor: Alexis Rodriquez and Adina Bakos

Fridays - 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Grade Guidelines: 3rd - 6th
Cost: $240 for six weeks
Drop-in Prices Vary by Activity, Please Call for More Information

Fall 2019 Session 1 - September 20th - October 25th
Fall 2019 Session 2 - November 1st - December 13th (No class November 29th for Thanksgiving 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 - 1021 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (unless otherwise specified)