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About Journey To The Ocean

  • Journey to the ocean is a place for students to bring their knowledge to the water!

  • 3.5 hour to 4.5 hour field trip event, minimum 10 students and 90 students maximum per field trip day.

  • Students are welcome to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the lawn after their program. Newport Sea Base does not provide lunch. 


JTO Academics

  • Journey to the Ocean Academics is a hands-on science program for student groups of the ages of 1st through 6th grades based on CA Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. With grade specific activities designed to enhance traditional classroom learning, your students are bound for success. Engaging and hands-on STEM & marine-based activities including microscope investigation, plankton tows, crab catching, mini boat design and race, pontoon boat rides, and more!

JTO Leadership​​

  • Journey to the Ocean Leadership mixes exciting team-building activities with natural science. Go through team-building exercises on the water kayaking or paddle boarding and build boats to race in the water. Take a boat ride around the harbor to unlock the secret treasure. JTO Leadership is suited for student groups ages 11-18. This experience is perfect for school leadership (such as ASB) groups, church groups, as well as home-based learning groups looking to grow together individually and as a team.



  • “The activities helped to broaden students' understanding of what a scientist does and how he/she thinks. The activities were STEM based and focused on the NGSS standards, which has a stronger focus on the investigation and engineering practices involved in science. This is exactly what our students need in order to become knowledgeable, active citizens.” Cory-Anne Johnston, Melrose Elementary – 5th Grade

  • “The field trip was an amazing opportunity to experience a wonderful place the students would never be able to see on their own.  The stations fit right in with our school year curriculum, as we currently are teaching our students about biomes and also about recycling, reducing, and reusing.  The activities helped our students make real-life connections with what they’ve been learning in the classroom.  - Bridget Gartner, Hoover Elementary – 3rd Grade



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