LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is a free environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California's National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas.

Beach or Tidepool?

Two distinct monitoring programs make up the core of the LiMPETS network: the Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program and the Sandy Beach Monitoring Program. Both programs are free and designed to provide students with the opportunity to experience the scientific process firsthand. Through research-based monitoring and standardized protocols, students develop their problem solving skills, gain experience using tools and methods employed by field scientists, and learn to analyze data. The online data entry system on the LiMPETS website allows our participants to archive their data electronically and to view and analyze their results over time. The LiMPETS network provides authentic, hands-on coastal monitoring experiences that empower teachers, students and the community to conduct real science and serve as ocean stewards.

For more information about LiMPETS, please visit the LiMPETS website!

Register for LiMPETS Teacher Workshop

Become a LiMPETS teacher and involve your classes in hands-on scientific data collection in the beautiful coastal environment. Register for a LiMPETS Teacher Workshop!

A $30 refundable deposit is requested upon registration. After the workshop, teachers will receive a $50 stipend in addition to their refunded deposit.  Visit the LiMPETS website for more information!

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Schedule LiMPETS Field Trip

Name of Teacher Interested in Scheduling LiMPETS *
Name of Teacher Interested in Scheduling LiMPETS
Have you attended a LiMPETS Teacher Workshop? *
Which monitoring program will you be participating in? *
If you would like to see a list of sites follow these links: Rocky Intertidal- Sandy Beach-
Field trip date (first choice)
Field trip date (first choice)
Field trip date (second choice)
Field trip date (second choice)
Field trip date (third choice)
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Best time of day for trip
Best time of day for trip
Teacher home/cell phone *
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School phone number with area code *
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School Address *
School Address
Title 1 School *

Bus Scholarship Request 

Due to a high volume of requests for the 2015/2016 school year, we have already pledged all of the available funding for LiMPETS bus scholarships. You may still fill out a scholarship request to place your class on the wait-list, and we will notify you if additional funding becomes available.

LiMPETS Bus Scholarships are awarded based on need and a first come, first serve basis. The maximum award per school is $600.

The scholarship will be issued as a reimbursement. You must submit the bus company invoice within three weeks of your trip.

Name *
Title 1 School *
amount may not exceed $600 per class