If your kids are into the ocean and all the creatures that call it home then this is the program for them. Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to May. Students learn from discovery leaders that have grown up on the water as well as academic researchers with advanced science degrees. This is as real as it gets. Learning is experienced in the ocean and on our local coastline, when the weather and sea states are good, bad, ugly and downright impossible. Students experience a variety of conditions, while exploring the ocean through various methods - sailing, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, fishing, and coastal hiking. 

Time in our Marine Innovation Hub is spent teaching engineering methods to help solve marine problems while instilling the importance of protecting our fragile ocean ecosystems.  Encouraging creative solutions to oceanic problems while teaching practical building skills lays the foundation for hands on learning in a real world environment.  Students develop confidence while exploring in nature's classroom. Team building, problem solving, leadership, situational awareness and just plain getting along with others in the wild is the cornerstone of our program.

Age Guidelines - 5th grade to 8th grade
Inquire about school year 2018-2019

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM - Ocean Exploration
supervised lunch
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Innovation Adventures

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM - STEM Sailing
supervised lunch
1:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
FALL - Coastal Survivor (6 weeks) / Oceanic Art through the Microscope (6 weeks)
SPRING - Marine Science and Aquarium Building (6 weeks) / Coastal Survivor (6 weeks) 

Catalina Trip to Emerald Bay - September 27th to 29th

Fall - September 12th to December 9th
(No classes November 20th to 24th due to Thanksgiving Holiday)

Spring - February 4th to May 4th
(No classes March 26th to 30th due to spring break)

Sounds great. What does it cost? When you join our Inspire Specialty Program you are allocating all your enrichment funds for the year. If your kiddos are into the ocean, our program is a great value. If you just want to join our classes individually you can do that with your enrichment certificates.

For questions and more information contact the following:
Waterfront Education - Julie Coll (818) 268-4740 or learn@waterfronteducation.org
Inspire Charter School - Samantha Haynes (805) 404-6411 or samantha@inspireschools.org