Science of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Program Image: 

Mentor and student collecting samples at Campus Point

Program for

K12 Teacher
K12 Student
Elementary Student
Jr High/Middle School Student
High School Student
Community College Student
Undergraduate Student
Graduate Student

Experience Type

Research Experiences
Academic Preparation


One-time experience


Marine Science Institute (MSI)

This Science of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) program is organized around a theme of temperate marine ecology. Similar to the SBC LTER Schoolyard, this thematic approach developed through PISCO utilizes the science, conservation  and policy of marine protected areas to inform an integrated program for K-12 students, K-12 teachers, undergraduate and graduate students.