The Floating Laboratory is a boat-based community science experience that involves taking students out into San Diego County marine protected areas (MPAs) on board a chartered ship to collect data in an MPA.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in a real, hands-on research project such as:
-Water quality monitoring
-Human use surveys
-Biodiversity monitoring using an underwater rover (ROV)
Group Size: Up to 30
Duration: 3 Hours
Location: Mission Bay/South La Jolla
The Shoreline Laboratory is a community science experience that involves showing the students scientific research in action through a full day, immersive experience at the beach.
Students will have the opportunity to:
-Meet with researchers during a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography
-Collect data for an ongoing MPA monitoring project
-Experience an MPA first-hand during a guided kayak tour of Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve
Group Size: Up to 20
Duration: 6 Hours
Location: La Jolla Shores Area
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