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canoes in sloughs

Monday - Saturday
March - October

9 am - 2 pm

Grades 6 and up

Max 37 participants

NGSS Connections (Science Content Standards Set by CA Sate Education Board for Public Schools) 

6th thru 8th Grade DCI's: LS1.B, LS2.A, LS2.B, LS2.C, LS4.D, ESS2.C, ESS2.D, ESS3.B, ESS3.D, PS1.A, PS2.A, PS3.A, PS3.B, ETS1.B

Discover our local wetland, the wildlife within it, and how humans impact it through Marine Science Institute’s 5 hour Canoes in Sloughs program. This program promises a fun, immersive day on the water, where students can explore their interests in science and the natural world outside of the traditional classroom. Canoes provide unique access through narrow sloughs where students see the thriving marshes that surround our Bay. This program includes hands-on activities, chosen from the options listed below, which are completed on the water. Upon request these activities can be unified by an overarching theme.

 

No prior experience with canoeing is necessary! In addition to studying the unique slough habitat and its creatures, students enjoy learning the basics of boat safety, proper paddling techniques, and safety. Paddling is a fantastic team-building experience that can grow leadership, communication and cooperative skills. 

Canoes in Sloughs Pricing

$650-$950* per trip for up to 27 participants

(includes both students and adults)

Additional $210 for up to 37 participants

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Discover our local wetland, the wildlife within it, and how humans impact it through Marine Science Institute’s 5 hour Canoes in Sloughs program. This program promises a fun, immersive day on the water, where students can explore their interests in science and the natural world outside of the traditional classroom. Canoes provide unique access through narrow sloughs where students see the thriving marshes that surround our Bay. This program includes hands-on activities, chosen from the options listed below, which are completed on the water. Upon request these activities can be unified by an overarching theme.

No prior experience with canoeing is necessary! In addition to studying the unique slough habitat and its creatures, students enjoy learning the basics of boat safety, proper paddling techniques, and safety. Paddling is a fantastic team-building experience that can grow leadership, communication and cooperative skills. 

Delve deeper with a combination program. Marine Science Institute offers multiple-exposure programs that combine Canoes in Sloughs with an in-class visit and an additional field studies trip to deepen students’ experiences and create opportunities for cross-cutting between concepts (NGSS). Wonders of Watersheds is an excellent opportunity to reinforce learning and encourage students to apply their knowledge in creative ways.

Canoes in Sloughs is limited to the participating class, teacher and authorized chaperones permitted to attend the field trip.