Family Field Trip Day
Watershed Lab & Cruise


Just because school is out doesn’t mean the learning has to stop. 

Bring the whole family to experience one of our most popular school programs: Watershed Science. Adults and children will be immersed in our hands-on activities that are both educational and engaging for all. 

Program Overview: 

Begin the day in our lab exploring the science behind watersheds. Using scientific techniques, families will perform a fish dissection and water chemistry tests to discover potential sources of pollution in our harbor. Complete the lab by learning about the hydrologic cycle and the importance of a healthy watershed using a groundwater model. 

After the lab, jump onboard the R/V Sea Explorer to learn how about offshore nutrient levels, collect a mud sample and identify local plankton. Understanding of our watershed will come full circle with a hands-on demonstration to show the effects of human impacts. 


Monday, February 17, 2020
9:30 am – 2:00 pm 


  • Watershed Lab- 9:30 am-11:30 am 
  • Lunch Break: 11:30 am-12:00 pm (food not provided)
  • Watershed Cruise- 12:00 pm-2:00 pm  


$35 for adults (15-54)
$30 for children*, seniors, active military* & Ocean Institute members*
$120 for a family 4-pack

 Must purchase a ticket to be allowed in the lab and on the boat. 
*Children (14 & under) must be accompanied by an adult.
*Members and active military please provide ID at checkout