The Living Coast - Field Trips - Burrowing Owl


Living Lab Programs include hands-on lesson, that are NGSS and CCSS aligned. Trail activities, aquarium scavenger hunts, and exploration of exhibits are led by teachers / school staff / chaperones. Lunch space with storage is provided.

Program Times and Schedules

If you arrive after your designated arrival time or leave before the end time, your program will be cut short and modified.

1 Class (up to 20 students)

9:30 – 1:30

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Program
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Aquariums
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Trails & Outdoor Spaces

2-3 Classes (approx. 21-40 students)

9:30 – 1:30

  • 9:30 – 10:30 Group A Program ; Group B Aquariums
  • 10:30 – 11:30 Group A Aquariums; Group B Program
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Lunch
  • 12:00 – 1:30 Trails & Outdoor exhibits

Living Lab Program Descriptions & Resources

The Living Coast Discovery Center

Awe Chemistry! (9-12)

Students will visit a local wetland to sample current conditions. Learn the importance of variables such as salinity, pH, turbidity, and oxygen when it comes to monitoring the health of an ecosystem!

The Living Coast - Field Trips - Shark Encounter

Jr. Ichthyologist (9-12)

The fish off the California coast are all dying and it is up to you, a fish scientist, to save them! Students will dissect fish to learn about their internal systems and discover what may have caused their mysterious death.

The Living Coast - Kids Programs - Octopus

Where’s My Shell (9-12)

Mollusks are soft bodied animals with shells. But there is one mollusk that is missing its shell! Through this program, students will dissect squid and discover the answer to the mystery of a shell-less mollusk. Students will look for patterns and compare-contrast squid to other living mollusks.

The Living Coast - Lesson

Educational Tour (9-12)

Students will visit a local wetland to sample current This program is led by our team of highly trained docent volunteers. Tours include visits to the outdoor exhibits: sea turtles, sharks & rays, and eagles. Living Labs include the tour as part of the program.  The Education team will do its best to assign a docent volunteer to each group that registers, however we cannot guarantee it. Accommodations will be made to the best of our ability.