The BayMobile – Bringing the Bay Your Way!



Can’t get your class to the Aquarium? Now the Aquarium can come to you! Using our Mobile Bay Lab, students will experiment with the science of climate change and meet some of the Aquarium of the Bay’s animal ambassadors. All programs meet the Next Generation Science Standards and are taught by our talented education staff.  

For the 2015-2016 school year, the BayMobile will be visiting schools on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.


NOTE: BayMobile programs for the 2015-2016 school year have been very popular, and we are no longer able to accept reservations at this time. Please email BayMobile@bay.org with your name, school, and grade level if you would like to be added to our waitlist.  We hope to see you soon!


The BayMobile visits all 9 Bay Area Counties in the 2014-2015 school year:

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

Program specifications

Duration: 60 minutes per class

Class size: 15 to 35 students

Number of classes per school visit: 2-3 (please note all classes on a given date must select the same program)

Reservation requirements:
  • Drive-up location in playground/parking lot/yard for the duration of programs
  • TWO outlets within 50 ft of the drive-up location
  • One classroom/library/multi-purpose room for all programs – we cannot relocate during the school day
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks prior to requested date(s)

Questions?

Contact Daniel Elkin, K-12 Outreach Coordinator, at (415) 623-5346 or email: baymobile@bay.org



 

Program Options:


Kindergarten - Grade 1

Our Future’s So Bright: Students will observe how humans have affected the balance of natural cycles on Earth, and then explore through play how new innovations, such as solar power and other alternative energy options, give us all the opportunity to return balance to our environment.
Animal Ambassador: California Kingsnake

Grade 2

Water You Gonna Do?: Students will interact with and learn about the three phases of water, explore how the rising global temperatures changes the water on our planet, and discuss the effects of rising sea level on wild habitats and people.
Animal Ambassador: Tidepool Invertebrates (with touch tank)

Grade 3

And the Darwinner Is…: Students will discover how the greenhouse effect works, explore how animal and plant species adapt to a changing environment, and identifying the winners and losers in our rapidly warming planet.
Animal Ambassador: Red Eared Slider

Grades 4-5

It’s Ptough to Be a Pteropod!: Students will measure and observe changing chemistry in an ocean-like environment, explore the complex food web, and discuss potential solutions to slow that change.
Animal Ambassador: Tidepool Invertebrates (with touch tank)

Grades 6-8

The Basics of Ocean Acidification: Students will dive into ocean chemistry and become ocean scientists, using multimedia and ball-and-stick style molecular models to watch changing ocean chemistry in action.
Animal Ambassador: Tidepool Invertebrates (with touch tank)

Grades 9-12

Ocean Acidification: Have you got Chemistry?!: Students will dive into ocean chemistry and become ocean scientists, using multimedia and ball-and-stick style molecular models to watch changing ocean chemistry in action.
Animal Ambassador: Tidepool Invertebrates (with touch tank)

Grades 9-12

Climate Change 101: Let’s delve into the basics of climate change: How do we know the earth is warming? What do scientists have to say? What does it mean to be a “theory”? Students will learn how the greenhouse effect works, and discover how it is affecting an animal ambassador and various biomes, including our own. The program will conclude with an all-inclusive discussion of why we care and what we can all do – big and small – to make a positive difference.
Animal Ambassador: California Kingsnake

 
 


Explore Our Other Programs:

Aquarium Exploration Tours

Self-Guided Aquarium Tours
Sea Lion Center Programs

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