“MSI is providing an exceptional experience for kids. The hands on experiential education is super meanifngul and well done. The inspirational integration is such an awesome aspect of the camp. Your staff are rock stars and they work well with the kids. We are super grateful for your staff and for the heart of what you do.”
Teacher: Mr. Knoles (Providence School)
The Premier Marine Science Camp on Catalina Island
If you ever have the chance to eaves drop on the conversations between the island’s locals you will discover that Whites Landing is the most beautiful and desirable cove on the island, and MSI has the great privilege to share it as a premiere location with your students.
Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, and the longest sandy beach on the island. For groups big or small, we welcome you to Whites Landing on Catalina Island!
An Outdoor Education Program in Southern California Unlike Any Other!
4 marine ecosystems visible in a single snorkel!
Scenic outdoor classrooms set in the beauty of a nature preserve!
Learn to keep a field journal and utilize the scientific method to conduct actual field research!
Our program builds character in youth!
Easy and streamlined registration and pre camp experience!
The Most Beautiful Cove On Catalina!
With multiple sandy beaches, several marine ecosystems, a wide canyon with a plethora of plant and wildlife, all surrounded by the untouched beauty of nature, Whites Landing is a real treasure for nature enthusiasts.
Longest Natural Sandy Beach On The Island!
Whites Landing is home to the widest canyon and longest sandy beach on the island. This gives your students the opportunity to explore a wide diversity of island ecosystems including an abundance of flora and fauna.
Breathtaking Snorkeling Sessions!
Whites Landing is among the top three most desired snorkeling locations in California. This activity gives your students the chance to experience another world of spectacular beauty beneath the surface of the ocean!
Our Marine Science Program
MSI is located at Catalina Island, which is known to be the most beautiful resource in California and is one of the top 10 snorkeling spots in the world. Crystal clear water hosts abundant sea life found nowhere else in the world.
Students visiting during their overnight field trip are guided through a hands-on educational experience as they explore the inspiring world of marine biology and natural sciences. Our plankton trawl lab, microscopes lab, and touch tanks are a few of the amenities that make this an unparalleled outdoor educational experience for your students. Learn more about our program details by calling (310) 519-3172.
Why A Class Field Trip to Catalina Island?
With an abundance of native and endemic flora and fauna, world-class snorkeling, and multiple outdoor classrooms set in the natural beauty of Catalina, MSI’s marine biology camp at Whites Landing is a rare opportunity to experience all the best that the island has to offer.
We host groups and classes of all sizes. Come for a three day field trip, or stay for a whole week! When you bring your group to MSI’s program at Whites Landing you are giving them the chance to engage in the ongoing field research that we are involved in. Each individual student learns how to implement the scientific method, how to keep a field journal, take organized field notes, and develop their own hypothesis. There is no better place to begin developing a life long passion for the wonderful world of natural science!
Benefits Of MSI’s Marine Science Camp Program
Noted as one of the top ten places to dive in the world!
Longest sandy beach on Catalina Island.
Multiple marine ecosystems visible in a single snorkeling session.
Located in a nature preserve with island fox, bison, deer, bald and golden eagles and an endless variety of migratory birds.
Comfortable tents, well maintained facilities and freshly prepared food.