Explore the world of plankton and connect these microscopic organisms to water quality and healthy ecosystems. Students will spend time in two guided sessions, collecting water quality data on the Santa Cruz wharf, and analyzing a sample of live plankton in our classroom lab. This field trip program does not include exploration of the Center's exhibit gallery, but students and teachers in groups under 40 can explore on their own after the field trip, if desired.

  • Curriculum & instructional materials, Direct teaching, Field trips, Materials & supplies
  • 7th Grade Students / Youth, 8th Grade Students / Youth, 9th Grade Students / Youth, 10th Grade Students / Youth, 11th Grade Students / Youth, 12th Grade Students / Youth, Pre-Service Educators/College Students, Informal Educators
    During school day
  • Summer
  • Weekends
  • Marine & Coastal
  • STEM
  • Water
Academic AlignmentAcademic Alignment
    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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