Think Watershed

In Southern California, the program funds field trips for 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students aboard a boat operating out of Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors.

Field trips on the Floating Lab are exciting and motivating, helping students to experience the marine enviornment up close and personal and to see first-hand how human behavior affects the quality of habitats, animal life, and plant life in the marine environment.

Classes not able to participate in the live field trip — whether in Southern California or elsewhere — can go on a virtual field trip, which includes videos of each of the station activities on the Floating Lab, along with post-video activities.

The Virtual Field Trip videos and lessons are also a good resource for teachers to use with students who do get to go on board the Floating Lab — either as an introduction to the live field trip or as a follow-up.