Our Junior Living Lab Series is a suite of environmental education programs that build environmental literacy and encourages personal responsibility while educating students about estuarine science through a combination of classroom curriculum and hands-on experiences. Because each teacher and classroom is unique we provide six different student field experiences for teachers to select from. We hope you select a field experience that correlates to what is being taught in the classroom, thus, supporting teaching efforts. Below are general logistics and links to one-pagers outlining the overall concepts and correlating standard alignment.
Reservations are required (see below to begin reservation)
Number of Students/Day: Minimum 15 students; Maximum 50 students (per day)
Number of Teachers/Chaperones per Day: must be a 10:1 student:teacher/chaperone ratio with no more than 6 chaperones per visit
Program Length: Two hours long (10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.); welcome to bring/eat lunch at picnic tables afterwards
Level Two: Traditional Estuary Explorers
Level Three: Coastal Expeditions
Level Four: Plankton Explorers
Level Five: Forest Expeditions
Level Six: Marshes on the Move
For a detailed description of our Education Program (goals, objectives, alignment, resources) please click here.
Professional Development: Please see the note about the $140 donation fee waiver above. Do you need to send every teacher to the professional development? No, ideally only the teachers that are bringing their students to the Reserve. If that happens to be every class in the grade then we ask at least one teacher from the school attends the professional development opportunity (to have the $140 donation fee waived for that school for all visits during that corresponding academic year). If you have questions please email our Education Coordinator (EMAIL).
Reservations: Reservations are required and must be completed online. If you are having issues with your reservation please email our Education Coordinator (EMAIL).