CIMI offers daytime activities in Marine Science, Island Adventure, and Challenge & Teambuilding. Each school selects a number of activities for their students to participate in during their trip, allowing each school to tailor their trip to their own needs. For more information on activities, reference the Teacher Planning Packets on the Teacher Resources page.
Marine Science Activities
Students observe local fishes in our aquariums as they learn about their classification, anatomy, and behavior.
Students expand their knowledge of sharks and rays can interact with them in our touch tank!
Students learn all about algae and its role in the ecosystem, and they press a sample of local algae to take home.
Students will learn the basic principles of oceanography and perform hands-on oceanographic research from our float.
Students get up close to the squishy and crunchy invertebrates in our aquariums and touch tanks.
Students learn about plankton and explore a live plankton sample collected earlier that day.
Students will explore the tidepools along the rocky shore of our cove and study the common species found in the intertidal zone.
Students get suited up and dive in for an incredible ocean adventure!
Students paddle tandem kayaks on a guided tour of our local coastline.
Instructors lead students on one of our trails while exploring local flora and fauna.
Day Trip (5-day only)
Students kayak to a new part of Catalina Island for an extended adventure.
Challenge & Teambuilding
Students will choose their challenge on our auto-belayed climbing wall.
Students are hoisted by their classmates to their desired height, and then pull a ripcord to sail through the air!
Low Ropes Initiatives
Students participate in a series of games and challenges designed improve group dynamics.
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I love this program and think it is the perfect balance of education and fun.
The programs were ALL excellent! Very impressed! The students learned and experienced so much while they were here.
Fun, educational, all outcomes were met. It was an unforgettable experience for the students.