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Mobile Education Outreach

Bring nature to your place!  The East Bay Regional Park District offers educational outreach programs that visit schools! These programs are currently being offered FREE to public schools in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties.  

Mobile educationMobile Visitor Center

Imagine a “closet on wheels,” filled with materials for teaching any range of nature-related topics. And it even comes with a professional nature educator!

Groups of up to 30 students at a time engage in topics including:

  > Watersheds
  > Mammals
  > Reptiles and Amphibians*
  > Plants
  > Lifecycles*
* These programs include live animals

   Download: Mobile Education Application Adobe Acrobat PDF

Mobile educationMobile Fish Exhibit

Due to the state-wide drought, the Mobile Fish Exhibit will be limited to two school programs per month. School administrators should be made aware that should your application be chosen, your school is responsible for supplying 1500 gallons of water to operate the exhibit.

We are what we eat.  Whether our food comes from a fishing trip or a grocery store, everyone wants their food to be healthy and safe. The District’s 26-foot long aquarium on wheels offers an up-close, memorable experience with fish from our lakes that many people catch for food. The program connects our everyday interactions with trash and litter to our effect on the environment and our food chain.  

State Standard-focused lessons for grades K-2 explore the basic biology of fishes, their life-cycles and basic adaptations to life in water through dress-up and other activities, while those for Grades 3-6 help students learn how keeping their environment clean and healthy helps them stay that way too through interactive models and games.

Every student in your school is invited to experience the program.  A minimum of 300 students is required.

   Download: Mobile Education Application Adobe Acrobat PDF