Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS)

Program Image: 

Student examines with microscope

Program for

K12 Student
Elementary Student
Jr High/Middle School Student
High School Student

Experience Type

Research Experiences
Academic Preparation
Class Visits


Long-term experience


Marine Science Institute (MSI)

LiMPETS is an environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups designed to provide firsthand experience with the scientific process. Through collaborations with the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, O2C facilitates Rocky Intertidal and Sandy Beach Monitoring at UCSB's Campus Point. Through research-based monitoring and standardized protocols, students develop their problem solving skills, gain experience using tools and methods employed by field scientist, and learn to anyalyze data.