Catalina Island Marine Institute

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The Catalina Island Marine Institute (CIMI) is a non-profit educational program founded in 1979 and run by Guided Discoveries on Santa Catalina Island, California.

It is the host to approximately 15,000 students a year, who visit it in school-organized trips and summer camps.[1][2] Students at CIMI learn marine biology through activities such snorkeling, hiking, marine science labs, kayaking and squid dissections.[3]

CIMI operates out of three facilities on Catalina Island: Toyon Bay (a private beach three miles northwest of Avalon), Fox Landing, and Cherry Cove (a camp owned by the Boy Scouts of America).[4] In addition to this, Guided Discoveries also owns and operates AstroCamp California, AstroCamp Virginia, and Camp Motorsport.


  1. ^ Alvarez, Fred (April 9, 1995), "Rites of Passage Signal End of Fifth Grade", Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "Submersion in summer program yields results", St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Oct 3, 1994.
  3. ^ "In class with sharks: something fishy for sixth graders out of school", Los Angeles Daily News, January 31, 2005.
  4. ^ Entry in Marine, Coastal, and Watershed Resource Directory Archived 2007-04-27 at the Wayback Machine published by the California Coastal Commission, retrieved 2011-02-05.

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