There's nothing like seeing sharks in the wild! Join our expert team of shark spotters to learn about our local sharks and their importance in the ocean. We'll be on the water going to locations nearby that are known for frequent shark sightings. This excursion is a fun, safe, secure way to learn and observe sharks!
This class teaches students about shark behavior and the role of humans in their conservation. We will examine popular shark myths and help students learn critical thinking skills to help them separate fact from fiction in the media.
The day starts in our Marine Innovation Hub at the SEA Lab where shark researcher Apryl DeLancey of El Porto Shark will share her personal diving videos and review shark basics. The group will walk to the boat, the Betty G, located in Redondo Beach Marina. The boat will head out out and students will spend six hours enjoying the ocean, discussing the creatures that call it home and visiting known locations where sharks have been spotted. While waiting for the sharks to show up students will fish and participate in on board activities. Experiencing nature first hand while being on a boat provides a excellent learning opportunity. #ReplaceFearWithFacts
Class duration: 8 hours (8:00 AM to 4:00 PM)
Grade Guidelines - 4th to 8th
Cost: $150 per student / additional family member or sibling discount 10% - $135.00 per student
Monday - July 24th
Monday - August 28th
Monday - September 18th
Register for an Ocean Shark Excursion
Shark Researcher: Apryl DeLancey
Discovery Leader: Cody Martin
Planned discovery topics include the following:
Shark biodiversity and origins.
Shark bodies and functions.
How to think like a shark.
Human interactions and conservation.
Sharks in pop culture. How to spot a fake shark story!!!
Enrollment: minimum 6 students / maximum 10 students
Note: If you will be using a school voucher for class payment you can still register your child using our system.
What to bring/wear: Sunscreen, hat, dress in layers, lunch, water, and snacks. Please have students take sea sickness medication if they tend to get motion sickness. If this is their first time on the ocean for any duration we recommend taking something as a precaution. There is nothing worse then getting sea sick and ocean conditions frequently fluctuate.