Under the direction of the program manager, the Instructor
utilizes appropriate personal interpretation strategies and
teaching skills to promote each visitor’s knowledge, awareness
and appreciation of Southern California’s natural and cultural
history. Responsibilities include leading tours and programs,
serving as a stationary guide in assigned locations and assisting
guests of the Ocean Institute.
Under the direction of Science Department Program Directors and
Coordinators, the Science Instructor utilizes appropriate
teaching skills and strategies to promote each student’s
knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of science content.
Science Instructors teach students grades pre-school through
college in our laboratory, on our research vessel, and in the
Dana Point Marine Conservation Area.
Under direction of the Outdoor Education Director and
Coordinators, the Outdoor Education Instructor teaches students
environmental science, California history, and leadership in a
unique residential setting at the Lazy W Ranch, nestled deep in
the Cleveland National Forest.
Maritime Instructors teach award-winning educational programs
aboard two Tall Ships, Spirit of Dana
Point and Pilgrim. Instructors dress in period
costumes, and use role-play, combined with traditional teaching
skills and strategies, to take students grades 4 and above on
exciting voyages of learning. Programs take place dockside in
Dana Point Harbor and on the wide open sea.