The Institute includes state-of-the-art teaching labs, the spectacular Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, two historic tall ships, and an oceanographic research vessel. Immersion-based field trips range from one-hour science labs to multi-day programs at sea and at the Lazy W Ranch, in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. All programs are designed to maximize immersion, spark curiosity, and inspire a deep commitment to learning.
As the cornerstone of our mission, education brings discovery and learning to each student. Our immersive- based field trips foster STEAM exploration, promote critical thinking, drive life-changing learning opportunities and abide with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for educational programming.