Ocean in Motion
New waves in School Partnerships
In December 2016, the Ocean Science Department’s curriculum development team will begin the initial steps in an exciting partnership with R.H. Dana Elementary in Dana Point. The two groups will work together to transform the school into a science hub with a focus on marine science and ocean conservation. The final outcome is to implement a project-based learning model initiative that uses Ocean Institute’s inquiry-based programs as a foundation for student research and community outreach. The Ocean Institute’s first step is to review their current curriculum offerings and create a 6 year scaffolded plan that will link their programming to each grade level. This scientific foundation will assist in guiding the students through research projects which will be shared out in the community.