Attend one of our semester programs and enjoy participating in live interactive educational adventure that teaches you how to think like a field biologist and conduct actual field science research at home!


Enjoy immediate access to one of our premier stand alone online courses taught by our senior instructors! Learn the scientific method, how to keep a field journal for your own research projects, as well as how to prove a hypothesis and develop your own scientific theories.


Are you a teacher who would like your own dedicated live virtual sea camp for your students? We offer discounted packages for groups of all types! Not only do your students participate in an interactive week of engaging educational content, but they fulfill many science standards, as well!

Welcome To Otter Bay Marine Institute!

What We Do:

  • Otter Bay Marine Institute (OBMI) provides marine science education for upper elementary, middle, and high school school students. We challenge our students with current environmental issues and lead them through various marine biology and oceanography topics. Engaging videos filmed around the world take students face to face with various types of marine life. Daily assignments as well as a weekly research project brings a depth of understanding to each topic.

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Mission Statement

To increase the awareness of ocean systems through excellent experiential education.

Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students.

A high-quality science education means that students will develop an in-depth understanding of content and develop key skills—communication, collaboration, inquiry, problem solving, and flexibility—that will serve them throughout their educational and professional lives.

Each of OBMI’s interactive classes and online courses meets the Next Generation Science Standards, which inspire our participants to become scientifically literate students. The OBMI program content provides a range of high-quality resources that empower each of our participants to bring natural sciences to life.

Each of our courses and virtual camps has a complete list of the NGSS fulfilled found in the description.

How To Attend

How to Register

Step One – Submit the form below to request information from our office

Form Info (Email, Phone, Name, School, best phone to contact); (preferred time of program and date) (options)

Step Two – You will immediately receive a confirmation email confirming that your request was submitted.  Within 48 hours you will receive a phone call from our customer service team to  confirm and enroll your school/group.

Step Three – After enrolling, you will receive a prep packet (syllabus etc) with your Login/Password credentials.


Our Values

Otter Bay Marine Institute (OBMI) teaches field and environmental science in a manner that imparts hope for the future. Teaching from a standard of truth and integrity with the intention of working together to bring solutions to some of the most challenging current environmental issues.

Overview Of The 12-Week Program

  1. Introduction to the Course, Scientific Method, and Field Journals

  2. Marine Vertebrates 1 – Fish  (fisheries, bycatch and endangered species)

  3. Coastal Bird Lab

  4. Marine Invertebrates Lab

  5. Marine Mammals

  6. Plankton Lab

  7. Marine Vertebrates 2- Sharks

  8. Intertidal Organisms & Solar Lunar Lab

  9. Squid Lab & Dissection + Cephalopods

  10. Invasive Species and Marine Protected Areas

  11. Oceanography & Water Chemistry

  12. Ocean stewardship and sustainability

2021 Program Quarter Dates:

Quarter (1):  3/1/2020-5/28/2021 (1 week break week of 4/4)

Quarter (2):  6/07/2020- 8/27/2021

Quarter (3):  9/13/2021-12/10/2021 (1 week break week of 11/22)

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