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Monday - Saturday

8 am -12 pm
1 pm - 5 pm

Grades 4 and up

Max 60 students

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

4th and 5th Grade Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI): LS1.A (Food Web or Adaptation Theme), LS1.C (Food Web), LS1.D (Adaptation), LS2.A (All themes), LS2.B (Food Web), ESS2.A (Human Impact or Biodiversity), ESS2.E (Human Impact), ESS3.C (Human Impact or Diversity or Adaptation), PS1.A, PS3.D (Food Web)

6th thru 8th Grade DCI's: LS1.B, LS1.C, LS1.D, LS2.A (Food Web or Biodiversity), LS2.B (Food Web), LS2.C (Human Impact or Biodiversity), LS4.C, LS4.D (Biodiversity), ESS2.A, ESS2.C (Human Impact), ESS3.C (Human Impact or Biodiversity), PS3.D

Discovery Voyage Pricing

September - February Pricing $1,750 - 3,500*   

Up to 45 students.

Additional $500 for up to 60 students.

$50 Fuel surcharge per trip.

March - August Pricing: $1,950 - 3,500*   

*Sliding scale available depending on need.

All school 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.

Click here to start the additional sponsorship process.

Forms and Information

Join the Marine Science Institute for a 4-hour expedition on the San Francisco Bay aboard the 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. Robert G. Brownlee. Discover the life in the estuary and how we are connected to it. Students rotate through 3 or 4 stations using scientific methods and research equipment to examine different types of life. This program is customizable to address different themes.

Delve deeper with a combination program. Marine Science Institute offers multiple-exposure programs that combine the Discovery Voyage with in-class visits to deepen students’ experiences and create opportunities for cross-cutting between concepts (NGSS). The Biomimicry and Scientific Method Programs are excellent opportunities to reinforce learning and encourage students to apply their knowledge in creative ways.

The Discovery Voyage is limited to the participating class, teacher and authorized chaperones permitted to attend the field trip.

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