Newport Sea Base

At the Newport Sea Base, a range of academic classes awaits both schools and individuals eager to explore the wonders of the ocean. Marine Science courses immerse students in the study of marine ecosystems, delving into marine biology and conservation efforts through interactive lessons and field trips. Aquatic Studies programs offer hands-on experiences in various water sports like sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding, emphasizing water safety, navigation techniques, and team dynamics against the backdrop of Newport Beach’s stunning coastline. Additionally, Maritime Skills classes provide participants with practical knowledge in seamanship, navigation, and boat maintenance, fostering a deeper understanding of sailing fundamentals and maritime traditions. Whether discovering marine life, mastering water sports, or honing essential maritime skills, the Newport Sea Base offers enriching educational opportunities for all.

For Schools

Schools can take transformative journeys to Newport Sea Base for field trips, fostering hands-on learning about marine ecosystems and conservation. Leadership trips provide immersive activities on water, enhancing teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills, empowering students to be ocean stewards and community leaders.

  • Fieldtrips for grades 1st – 8th
  • Leadership program for middleschool – highschool
  • Meets CA state standards

For Individuals

The Newport Sea Base offers exceptional charter school enrichment courses that are accepted by most regional charter schools.

  • In Sailing and Robotics, you’ll blend the excitement of sailing with building and programming robots, fostering creativity and problem-solving while navigating the waters.
  • Sailing and STEAM integrate science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics with sailing adventures, offering a dynamic learning environment to explore principles like wind power, buoyancy, and navigation while enhancing STEAM skills.

Outdoor Education Center

At the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, a diverse array of academic and leadership programs await students eager to explore the natural world and develop essential life skills. Academic programs immerse participants in hands-on learning experiences, where they engage with topics such as environmental science, wildlife biology, and ecology through interactive lessons and outdoor excursions. These programs foster a deeper understanding of the natural environment while instilling a sense of stewardship for the planet. Complementing the academic offerings are leadership programs designed to cultivate teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. Through activities such as ropes courses, and team-building exercises, students develop resilience, self-confidence, and a spirit of collaboration. Whether delving into academic exploration or honing leadership abilities, the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center provides transformative experiences that empower students to thrive both academically and personally.

Day Trips

At the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center, a variety of custom and set day field trips cater to diverse interests. Participants engage in team-building activities, ranch immersion experiences, STEM adventures, whacky science experiments, and mine explorations. Through hands-on activities and outdoor exploration, these trips provide memorable learning opportunities that foster teamwork, curiosity, and a deeper connection to nature.

Science Camp

Experience the wonder of nature at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center’s Outdoor Science School. With immersive outdoor activities, guided hikes, and engaging environmental lessons, students deepen their connection to the natural world while fostering teamwork and leadership skills.

  • 3-Day/2-Night and 5-Day/4-Night durations are available
  • Multiple programs to choose from
  • Ziplines, pools, climbing tower, ropes course and more

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