Ocean Conservation Adventure
Average trip length: 48-60 hours
With a focus on conservation, students will partake in a beach cleanup and learn how they can help save our oceans at home in the desert. We will have dinner and a beach bonfire at Mission Bay before heading to the hotel.
On the second day, students will spend half the day at Camp Surf learning to surf from certified lifeguards at YMCA of San Diego. During the floating boat lab, students will use an otter trawl net to pick-up slow-moving animals from the ocean floor. An on-board marine biologist will then sort through our findings and teach students about the awesome creatures found in the net. Weather permitting, we will venture outside the harbor in search of dolphins and migrating whales. Students will look under the microscope to learn about the many species of plankton found in just one drop of ocean water.
On our final morning before heading home, we will kayak off La Jolla Shores Beach. Led by two guides per group, we will learn about the shoreline erosion, seals and sea lions that live in the area, and tour the caves.