FIELD TRIPS AND MOBILE PROGRAMS
For Schools, Groups, Learning Pods, Homeschools, and Camps
The Marine Science Institute provides a scientific experience built on California standards-based activities and a memorable voyage into nature for students of all economic backgrounds. The Marine Science Institute puts students in physical contact with the SF Bay and coast environments to help cultivate their natural sense of curiosity, enrich their understanding of science, and foster a responsibility to protect the environment.
SINGLE DAY PROGRAMS
These are MSI’s traditional programs that have been altered to allow for social distancing and other COVID-19 protections.
Students embark on a four-hour expedition of the San Francisco Bay aboard the 90-foot research vessel, the R.V. Robert G. Brownlee. Using research equipment and teamwork, students participate in hands-on science activities collecting live samples and specimens, discovering the life in the estuary and how humans are connected to it.
The Shoreside program takes place at our beachfront facility in Redwood City, and offers a variety of hands-on activities that challenge students and ignite their curiosity.
Inland Voyages deliver living marine animals from various habitats directly to the class with the Marine Science Institute’s mobile aquarium.
Students journey to the tide pools to explore the rugged habitat and the resilient animals that call this ever-changing coastal environment their home.
CANOES IN SLOUGHS
Discover our local wetland, the wildlife within it, and how humans impact it through Marine Science Institute’s immersive Canoes in Sloughs program.
All groups will contain no more than 12 students with a dedicated staff member. Each group will remain separated to avoid intermixing of other students and staff, and big group gatherings.
All staff and participants are required to wear masks.
Face covering exceptions will be made to those with sensory complications or other issues which make wearing masks or face coverings challenging.
MSI GIVES BACK
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.