Since 2009, the Mobile Education Unit has traveled to schools and community organizations in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties to provide hands-on learning opportunities. The Mobile Education Unit runs both a Mobile Visitor Center and Mobile Fish Exhibit.
The Mobile Visitor Center has materials for virtually teaching a range of nature-related topics from watersheds to lifecycles. Similarly, the Mobile Fish Exhibit, a 26-foot long aquarium on wheels, offers an up-close, memorable experience with fish from our lakes via our Fish Friends Club.
Virtual Hike: Experience the Regional Parks with a digital-based program hosted by one of our naturalists in the field. Program themes, of Plants or Habitats, align with NGSS.
Digital Classroom: We can teach your class from a variety of nature-related topics including Plants, Reptiles/Amphibians, or Lifecycles.
The Mobile Fish Exhibit is a 1500-gallon aquarium on wheels housing the most diverse collection of California Freshwater Fish.
The Mobile Fish Exhibit provides a fantastic view of the otherwise invisible underwater world, and is a great jumping off point for conversations about aquatic resource preservation & protection, as well as recreational fishing.
Schools can virtually experience the Mobile Fish Exhibit exclusively via the Fish Friends Club!
The Fish Friends Club is a free program for public elementary teachers in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties! The program connects our everyday interactions with trash and litter to our effect on the environment and food chain.
This program is subject to availability and requires one lead teacher to act as the coordinator for the entire grade.