Education Through Exploration
Experience Exciting Outdoor Education
Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) is a STEM-based, outdoor science school that provides exciting marine science education for 4th- through 12th-grade students at three locations on Catalina Island — Toyon Bay, Fox Landing, and Cherry Cove.
Each school chooses their own CIMI adventure by selecting daytime and evening activities that best meet their students’ needs.
Located in a beautiful cove just a few miles from Avalon, Toyon Bay is the perfect place for exploring the ocean. The former boarding school facility sits in a private canyon facing the mainland of California. Although only 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, it will feel like a whole other world!
Tucked inside the protection of Long Point just 5 miles from Avalon, Fox Landing is the perfect place for exploring the ocean. This vibrant facility sits in a private cove on the leeward side of Catalina Island, providing prime conditions for snorkeling and kayaking.
Nestled in a narrow, protected cove just a mile's walk from the small town of Two Harbors, Cherry Cove is the perfect place for a field trip adventure. This rustic facility sits in a private cove on the west end of Catalina Island, with unbeatable habitat and conditions for snorkeling and kayaking.
I wanted students to have an introduction to marine biology and oceanography as well as some activities that would challenge them personally and physically. You more than met these goals.