Since 2009, the Mobile Education Unit travels 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.
Mobile Visitor Center
The Mobile Visitor Center has materials for teaching a wide range of nature-related topics, from reptiles to lifecycles and more.
Nature Walk: Experience the Regional Parks with a program hosted by one of our naturalists in the field. Program themes align with NGSS.
Naturalist in the Classroom: We can teach your class from a variety of nature-related topics including Botany, Reptiles/Amphibians, or Lifecycles.
Mobile Fish Exhibit
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.
Fish Friends: The Fish Friends Club is a free program that brings the Mobile Fish Exhibit to schools. Open to qualifying public elementary schools 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 school.
Special Events: Also, subject to availability, the Mobile Fish Exhibit can offer educational experiences at like-minded community-based special events with a minimum of 500 participants. If interested, send us an email.