Program Details

Marine Science

Description

Explore the Channel Islands and discover the beauty of the region, commonly referred to as the “Galapagos of the North”. This marine program begins at the world renowned Marine Science Institute at University of California Santa Barbara. Students will spend two days on campus taking part in engaging marine activities that prepare them for their upcoming expedition to the Southern Channel Islands. Based in Emerald Bay on Catalina, students will learn about this biodiversity hotspot and practice the skills and methods used by real scientists to understand it! Get up close and personal with the diverse marine life of the channels by studying the tiniest of microscopic plankton to the massive humpback whale. Hike the islands to see the unique natural history of Catalina and San Clemente. Get hands-on experience with the wild and beautiful world of marine invertebrates. Combining marine biology, oceanography, zoology, and island ecology with fun activities like snorkeling and kayaking makes this a truly unforgettable adventure. Jump in today!

Program Date
Apr 25th - Apr 30th 2020 6 Days
Jun 22nd - Jun 27th 2020 6 Days
Jun 29th - Jul 4th 2020 6 Days
Jul 9th - Jul 14th 2020 6 Days
Price
Marine Program (Student) $1750

Itinerary (Sample Itinerary)

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  • Depart for Santa Barbara
  • Lunch en route
  • Orientation, Pizza Dinner, and Games at UCSB
  • Overnight at UCSB Dorms
  • Breakfast on campus
  • UCSB Tour + overview lecture with UCSB Faculty at Marine Auditorium
  • Lunch on campus
  • Visit the Marine Science Institute + Touch pools
  • Dinner and Games at UCSB
  • Overnight at UCSB Dorms
  • Transfer by bus to Long Beach California
  • Depart for Catalina Island
  • Arrive at Pennington Marine Center at Emerald Bay Scout Camp
  • Lunch at camp
  • Begin Activity Rotation: fish ID survey, invertebrate sketch, plankton tow + biomass, near and offshore data, water quality, etc.
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activity
  • Bedtime
  • Breakfast at Camp
  • Morning Activity Rotations
  • Lunch at camp
  • Afternoon Activity Rotation
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activity
  • Bedtime
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Morning Activity Rotations
  • Lunch at Camp
  • Afternoon Activity Rotations
  • Dinner at Camp
  • Evening Activity
  • Bedtime
  • Breakfast at camp
  • Departure for Home
  • Possible Whale + Dolphin watching
  • Arrive at Long Beach
  • Train Ride Home

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