Discovery Lab Descriptions

Dive into the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with the Seymour Center’s Discovery Labs!

Live animals and realia motivate your students to become scientific investigators. Our hands-on Discovery Lab programs support NGSS three-dimensional science learning through engaging, age-appropriate activities led by our teams of marine science instructors. Your students will be inspired by real science to protect our ocean.

Following are descriptions of Discovery Labs by grade level. The main NGSS Performance Expectation supported by each program is shown in blue text. Because each Discovery Lab program is designed for grade-level-specific science standards, no more than two consecutive grade levels may be scheduled together for one Discovery Lab.

 

Spotlight!

AÑO NUEVO ISLAND
VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
Discover the variety of animals that depend on Año Nuevo and see how scientists study them. Designed for grades 2-3. Apply now.

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
MAY 9, 2021
Learn about moms who live in the ocean, and create a special, at-home Mother’s Day craft.

LABSIDE CHATS
May 13, 2021, 11 AM
Learn how scientists protect endangered species such as whales and sea turtles with Stephanie Brodie, Ph.D. Submit your questions, then watch the live chat, here.

SCIENCE SUNDAY
May 16, 2021, 1:30 PM
Join us–online! “Getting Under a Sea Otter’s Skin: The Anatomy of Sensitive Touch.” Preregister.

JOIN OUR TEAM! SEYMOUR CENTER DIRECTOR
The Seymour Center is seeking a new Director. Learn about this opportunity, here.

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