Discovering Estuaries (formerly "Shark Mobile")

For Title I schools

Is your school or class in need of an interactive, hands-on marine science experience? The Back Bay Science Center can provide that experience with the Discovering Estuaries program! Activities will introduce your students to concepts about food chains, watersheds, and Southern California marine habitats in addition to the hands-on touching experience with the animals. Discovering Estuaries is available to community organizations in addition to schools. California State Science Standards for fourth grade students have been incorporated into the curriculum.

Sorry, no birthday parties are allowed.


·         Level parking area

·         Electric outlet near ISOpod truck with an extension cord and access to an electrical circuit

·         Two six-foot tables

·         Two adult helpers

Fee: Free, for Title I schools

Length of Program: Maximum three hours for presentation including one hour for travel (Total three hours - marine animals get stressed out over time)

Limit: One program per day - Number of Students - minimum, 35 per class for schools and community events, the maximum is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Days Offered: By appointment

Distance: Within 25 miles of the Back Bay Science Center

Target Audience: 3rd-4th Grade

There is currently a waitlist for this program. All reservations must go through CA Department of Fish & Wildlife, please call 949.640.9956 or contact Joanne Park at for more information.