To discuss a field trip for your students, please call Kim Powell,
Owner at 831.459.8548 or email Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org
What Teachers and Professors Have Shared With Us:
I have been bringing my students on Blue Water Ventures trips to Elkhorn Slough for 8 years. Kim and her staff do a great job of teaching
the kids kayak safety and operation and the importance of team work and conservation in the context of kayaking in Elkhorn Slough.
We see a number of marine mammals, including harbor seals and sea otters, a huge variety of birds including
Snowy and Great Egrets, Blue herons, sandpipers, willets, pelicans and cormorants to mention just a few.
Kim and her staff teach the students about the slough environment, the Marine Mammals Act and the impact humans have on Elkhorn Slough ecology.
In the summary paper that my students write upon their return to the classroom, kids always say what a good time they had, how they overcame their fears and learned kayaking skills.
I recommend Blue Water Ventures to all my teaching friends,
knowing well what a great educational experience Kim Powell provides.
David Casterson, Biology Instructor, Soquel High School
I love working with Blue Water Ventures on my AP Environmental Science Elkhorn Slough Field Trip!
The students love working with Kim and her assistants--even if they never have kayaked, they are comfortable and I am comfortable with the safety instruction
and expertise on the trip!
Kim always accomodates my special requests as a teacher and adds in her great stories and observations for the students.
Its a great trip!
Jane Orbuch, Science Instructor, San Lorenzo Valley High School
Without a doubt, Kim Powell is the most outstanding naturalist I have ever known.
She is knowledgeable in numerous areas and a true professional and teacher. Kim has the unique ability to relate to all ages and experiences.
She easily adapts her presentation and style to maximize her relationship with any audience.
Dr. Richard Hensen, Marine Biologist, Appalachian State University-Belize Field Study