grades 6 and up

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

5 Hour Program

9 am - 2 pm
Monday - Saturday

March - October

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

(includes both students and adults)

Additional $210 for up to 37 participants

*Sliding scale available depending on need
Click here to apply for sponsorship

The maximum number of participants has been decreased to 24 until further notice. 

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All MSI programs are automatically subsidized.

Our development team works hard to secure funds for teachers. If you need additional financial assistance please contact us. We may be able to offer extra scholarships.


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