Explore island ecosystems and engage in educational activities during the boat crossing to Catalina, on shore, and again at sea as students return to the vessel to spend the night anchored in a serene island cove. Snorkeling, geologic investigations, plant classification, mudflat ecology, dissections, nighttime activities, and catch-and-release fishing make this program an action-packed island adventure! This program is an educational adventure offering participants an opportunity to explore the ecology of Catalina Island, both on land and in the surrounding waters. Students will develop a unique perspective and gain in-depth knowledge of this popular Channel Island. As the students head out to sea they will look for ocean wildlife, explore mapping and investigate bathymetry. On the island, the students will engage in geologic investigations, plant classification, mudflat ecology and snorkeling. The students return to the boat for a BBQ dinner, nighttime activities, and spend the night anchored in a serene island cove. In the morning students practice population data sampling through catch-and-release fishing. On the voyage home, students will conclude their adventure by performing fish and squid dissections.