The BayMobile – Bringing the Bay Your Way!

Can’t get your class to the Aquarium? Now the Aquarium can come to you! Using our Mobile Bay Lab, students will experiment with the science of climate change and meet some of the Aquarium of the Bay’s animal ambassadors. All courses meet STEM and Next Generation Science Standards and are taught by our talented education staff members. 

Unfortunately, the BayMobile calendar for the entire 2014-2015 school year is full – scroll down to the bottom of this page to find out how to sign up for our waiting list.

The BayMobile visits all 9 Bay Area Counties in the 2014-2015
school year:

Contra Costa
San Francisco
San Mateo
Santa Clara

Program specifications

Duration: 60 minutes per class
Class size: 15 to 35 students
Number of classes per school visit: 3-4 (please note all classes on a given date must select the same program)
Reservation requirements:
  • Drive-up location in playground/parking lot/yard for the duration of programs
  • Outlet within 100 ft of the drive-up location
  • One classroom/library/multi-purpose room for all programs – we cannot relocate during the school day
  • Reservations must be made at least 3 weeks prior to requested date(s)


Contact Daniel Elkin, K-12 Outreach Coordinator, at (415) 623-5346 or

Program Options:

Kindergarten - Grade 1

Our Future’s So Bright: Students will observe how humans have affected the balance of natural cycles on Earth, and then explore through play how new innovations, such as solar power and other alternative energy options, give us all the opportunity to return balance to our environment.

Grade 2

Water You Gonna Do?: Students will interact with and learn about the three phases of water, explore how the rising global temperatures changes the water on our planet, and discuss the effects of rising sea level on wild habitats and people.

Grade 3

And the Darwinner Is…: Students will discover how the greenhouse effect works and explore how animal and plant species adapt to a changing environment, identifying the winners and losers in our rapidly warming planet.

Grades 4-5

It’s Ptough to Be a Pteropod!: Students will measure and observe changing chemistry in an ocean-like environment, explore the complex food web, and discuss potential solutions to slow that change.

Grades 6-7

The Basics of Ocean Acidification: Students will dive into ocean chemistry and become ocean scientists, using multimedia and ball-and-stick style molecular models to watch changing ocean chemistry in action.

Grades 7-8

Big Feet? Let’s Shrink our Carbon Footprint!: Students will be introduced to the basics of climate change, the greenhouse effect, and their impact on local habitats. They will then calculate and analyze their own personal carbon footprint, thereby discovering what they can do to make a positive impact on the planet.

Grades 9-12

Ocean Acidification: Have you got Chemistry?!: Students will collect data to see what happens to ocean water when carbon dioxide is introduced and explore the chemistry behind ocean acidification. They will then discover how this changing ocean chemistry is affecting ocean habitats, animals, and humans, and what we can do individually and as a community to reverse this chemical change.

Grades 9-12

Climate Change 101: Let’s delve into the basics of climate change: How do we know the earth is warming? What do scientists have to say? What does it mean to be a “theory”? Students will learn how the greenhouse effect works, and discover how it is affecting an animal ambassador and various biomes, including our own. The program will conclude with an all-inclusive discussion of why we care and what we can all do – big and small – to make a positive difference.
Our outreach program visits schools free of charge within all 9 Bay Area counties. 
The BayMobile calendar for the entire 2014-2015 school year is full. If you would like to be added to our waiting list, check our site requirements on the right side of this page. If you are able to accommodate, please email with your name, phone number, school name, and school city, along with any pertinent information for scheduling (days of the week your site would be available for a visit from the BayMobile, school vacations, testing dates, etc). Bear in mind that we will give a minimum of one week’s notice when a date becomes available.

Thanks for your interest in the BayMobile – please check back in August to book a reservation for the 2015-2016 school year, or sign up for our Educator e-Newsletter to be among the first to know when reservation open this fall! 

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