Sea Star Ocean Classroom

The Ocean Classroom Program

The Sea Star Ocean Classroom Program is a unique floating laboratory for young marine scientist.  Science students, youth and family groups are invited to join us aboard the Sea Star for a fun filled voyage as we discover the ecological treasures of the sea.  Our “student explorers” will investigate the biological and physical properties of local ocean waters – an exceptional “hands on” learning experience everyone can enjoy.

  • Discover by “hands-on” examination many living marine specimens sampled from the ocean floor with the use of an otter trawl net.
  • Study micro-organisms collected with a plankton trawl net and examined by using a color video microscope with LCD monitor.
  • Observe and learn details about marine birds and mammals and their habitat.
  • Measure marine environmental conditions with oceanographic instruments.
  • Enjoy an “affordable” field trip that departs from nearby Oceanside Harbor.
  • Receive an advance copy of a detailed teachers manual and activities guide.

Each 4-hour excursion aboard the 60-foot Sea Star includes on-board stations where students learn an appreciation for marine life, ecosystems, and how their daily lives connect to the sea.  This is sure to be a fun and exciting day of discovery!

Come and Visit!

The Sea Star is conveniently located close by in the south marina of Oceanside Harbor in Oceanside, CA. Oceanside is easily accessible from any major Southern California freeway, and there is abundant free parking adjacent to the boat.

315 Harbor Drive South, Oceanside, CA 92054

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