Our Mission

To provide a transformational experience to create an emotional connection to learning and the outdoors.

The Science at Sea: Tall Ships Program provides at-risk, English Language Learners and educationally disadvantaged youth to a world beyond their communities where they are provided with real-life challenges not available in the traditional classroom. The program is offered aboard the twin brigantines, the Irving Johnson and Exy Johnson, two 110-foot classically rigged tall ships. MORE

Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education 

Day of Discovery: USS Iowa is a Next Generation Science Standards based curriculum. The added value of a human relations curriculum and character development will provide the skill set needed to perform team based projects.
The scope of work includes the implementation of the Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle Program (UROV) and challenge stations as well as creating a relevant connection to STEM and History/Social Studies. MORE

Camp Skyhook at Clear Creek Education Center is an immersive, hands-on experience for fourth and fifth graders to inspire them in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning, sponsored by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Skyhook Foundation in collaboration with the Los Angeles Unified School District. MORE

The Beyond the Bell Office of Outdoor and Environmental Education is committed to providing “once in a lifetime” authentic and meaningful, hands-on active learning experiences.  We believe that learning is strengthened through different exposures – seeing, hearing, touching, doing and actively engaging with peers, resulting in a multi-dimensional approach to learning to provide a deeper understanding of real world practices and scenarios. We facilitate activities that create an emotional investment in personal and team success. Our programs allow students to be physically active, innate curiosity, encourages discovery, and project based.