SCHOOL PROGRAMS & FIELD TRIPS

The SEA Lab has a variety of programs available for your school. Please read through the different programs we offer to find the right one for you and your students!

If you are interested in reserving a field trip, please call us at (310) 318-7438 and leave a detailed message about which program you would like to reserve. You may also complete the online Request Form by clicking here.

• Scheduling for the 2017-2018 academic year (October-June) will begin on September 1, 2017.
• Scheduling for the Summer (July and August) will begin on May 1, 2018.

 

SEA Lab Field Trip

Field Trip consists of three 45-minute activities:
          • Guided touch tank tour
          • Beach exploration
          • Grade specific classroom/lab activity for K-12

$5 per student
          • Teachers are free
          • One chaperone for every 10 students is included in your program fee
          • There is a $5 fee for additional chaperones

Please note that you will be charged for the number of participants that are scheduled. If you have fewer participants on the actual date of your field trip, you must still pay for the expected number that you scheduled. Any additional students or chaperones must pay the $5 fee.

You must notify us at least one week prior to your scheduled field trip to make any changes to your reservation.

Key to the Sea Field Trip

Field Trip consists of a 45-minute guided touch tank tour and a 90-minute beach exploration

$4 per student
          • Teachers are free + 1 free chaperone for every 10 students
          • All participating teachers must attend professional development workshop

Please note that you will be charged for the number of participants that are scheduled. If you have fewer participants on the actual date of your field trip, you must still pay for the expected number that you scheduled. Any additional students or chaperones must pay the $4 fee.

TEACHER WORKSHOPS

If teachers fail to attend workshops or register as “veteran” participants, the regular program fee will be applied. For grades K-5, limited field trip dates are available for 2014-2015. The professional development teacher workshops are a required component of the Key to the Sea program. Every teacher who is participating in the field trip must attend a workshop (or be Veteran/Year3+). During the workshop, you will be given a multi-disciplinary standards-aligned curriculum guide, as well as supplies to implement lessons back in the classroom.

           Workshop I
          • For K-5 teachers participating in Key to the Sea for the first time
          • Topics: watersheds, local marine life, marine conservation, & more
          • Includes: a supply-filled tote bag and curriculum guide

          Workshop II
          • For K-5 teachers who completed Workshop I & did Key to the Sea last year
          • Topics: Waves and tides, habitats, plastics in the ocean & more
          • Includes: “Make-and-take” teaching tools, curriculum guide, & t-shirt!

Veteran Teacher Participation
Once you have completed Workshop I and Workshop II, there are no further workshops to attend. However, it is mandatory to submit the Workshop Registration / Veteran Teacher Notification Form.

For more detailed information regarding this program, please visit the Key to the Sea website.

Water Wanderings Outreach Program | free

Sponsored by Central Basin Municipal Water District

FREE for schools within the district’s service area (see list below)

For 4th & 5th grade students, accommodates an average of 90 students per visit.

The SEA Lab’s Traveling Tidepool visits your school and leads three 45-minute activities:
          • Touch Tank Station: A hands-on learning station where students learn about the marine organisms and their trophic levels.
          • California’s Water Jeopardy Game: Multimedia game where students learn to appreciate California’s water as a scarce and valuable resource.
          • Decomposer Game: An interactive food chain game

Central Basin Municipal Water District’s Service Area: Bell Gardens, Downey, Montebello, Norwalk, Vernon, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier and unincorporated areas of West Whittier-Los Nietos and South Whittier, Bell, Commerce, Huntington Park, Maywood, Walnut Park and portions of Cudahy, Monterey Park and unincorporated areas of East Los Angeles Lynwood, South Gate, Florence-Graham, Willowbrook and portions of Cudahy, Compton and Carson, Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Lakewood, Paramount and Signal Hill

To schedule this program, please call 323.201.5519.

Water Education Classroom Presentation | free

Sponsored by West Basin Municipal Water District

FREE for schools within the district’s service area (see list below)

For 4th & 5th grade students, accommodates an average of 90 students per visit.

The SEA Lab’s Traveling Tidepool visits your school and leads three 45-minute activities:
          • Touch Tank Station: A hands-on learning station where students learn about the marine organisms and their trophic levels.
          • Multimedia Trivia Game: Students learn about Southern California’s water supply.
          • Aqueduct Races: Interactive game where students learn about their water use and how water is supplied to Southern California.

West Basin Municipal Water District’s Service Area: Carson, Culver City, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, West Hollywood and unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.

To schedule this program, please call 310.660.6216.

Water Education Center Tour | free

Sponsored by West Basin Municipal Water District

FREE for schools within the district’s service area (see list above)

For 4th & 5th grade students, accommodates an average of 60 students per visit.

Visit the SEA Lab and participate in two 60-minute guided activities:
          • Touch tank tour where students learn about the marine organisms and their trophic levels.
          • Tour of West Basin’s NEW Water Education Center where students learn about Southern California’s water supply.

To schedule this program, please call 310-660-6216.