School Programs

sand crab monitoring on beach

Bring the enormous appeal of the Ocean to your class to teach science, art and language arts. Sanctuary education programs offer science field trips, classroom programs, exhibit discovery experiences, student field monitoring opportunities, teacher workshops and resources.


Student Watching Anemones

At the Visitor Center

Using the appeal of marine wildlife and habitats the Sanctuary Visitor Center offers hands-on, lively programs on many marine topics. Programs are 90 minutes long, interactive, grade specific, correlate to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and include indoor and outdoor components.

fisherman in a classroom

At Your School

Connect your students with the wonder of the ocean. Our At Your School programs bring exciting hands-on ocean science to your classroom. Led by our team of marine science educators, our programs bring to life diverse topics such as Crabs (K-3rd), Seabirds (3rd-5th), Sharks (4th-6th), Otters & Ocean Germs (5th-7th), Ocean Acidification (7th-12th), Fisherman in the Classroom (7th-12th) and Deep Sea Corals (9th-12th). All programs are aligned with Next Generation Science Standards.

Sandy Beach Monitoring

In the Field

LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators and volunteer groups (grades six and higher).

students hands on marine activity

Oceans After School

Sanctuary education staff offer 16 hours of fun, hands-on, marine science for after school programs on topics such as sharks, salmon, seabirds, whales, squid, crabs and plankton.