Explore Our History
Summer teacher institutes rekindle the enthusiasm of science educators.
The Aquaravan brought the ocean to children in migrant farm labor camps.
Fall 1991Our successful efforts to help teachers become better science instructors earns us a National Science Foundation grant that allows us to go beyond training individual teachers. The three-year, $500,000 Wet Science Project grant supports graduate-level courses by which we can train teachers to become catalysts for revitalizing science education in their districts.
Going Farther AfieldThe Aquaravan's "Escenas del Oceano" (Scenes From the Ocean) travels inland to bring marine life programs and live animals to youngsters in migrant farm labor camps in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties. Spanish-speaking educators tell stories about marine animals and their adaptations for survival to migrant farmworkers' children, many of whom have never seen the ocean.