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About Us

One of the lasting legacies of Guided Discoveries is our faculty. Our instructors all have 4-year degrees in the Sciences (or a related field) and serve over 45,000 students every year at our 5 facilities. With safety being one of our primary goals they are also required to have First aid, CPR-PR, and Waterfront Lifeguard certifications as well as comprehensive on-site training.

Our Guided Discoveries Alumni is far reaching with hundreds teaching in schools throughout the country. Many of our former faculty can also be found in major aquariums, national sanctuaries, and at science centers and museums throughout the US. The growth and development of Guided Discoveries is a direct result of the energy, enthusiasm and contributions of our many faculty over the years.

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Our Directors
Dave work
Catalina Island marine institute

Dave Work

Director, Catalina Island Marine Institute

Jeff chace
Catalina Island marine institute

Jeff Chace

Program Director, Toyon Bay

ben kasowski
Catalina Island marine institute

Ben Kasowski

Food Service Director, Toyon Bay

Catalina Island marine institute

Charlie Cogger

Maintenance Director

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