[TRIP LENGTH: 6 DAYS]
Itinerary can be customized to fit within your time frame or budgetary needs.
On this educational trip to Monterey, CA students will learn about marine endemic habitats while volunteer with conservation programs. Explore the Monterey Submarine Canyon, the largest and deepest canyon on the west coast and the only one approaching shore. Monterey Bay is also the best place along the west coast to observe orcas and gray whales. The Submarine Canyon approaches near shore, causing migrating whales to concentrate within a few miles of shore. Along with a marine naturalist, your group will learn about cold water ocean ecology from tide pools to giant blue whales. Students will learn about upwellings, predator/prey behavior and conservation issues that directly impact this environment.