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Traveling Scientist- High School

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We work with your school schedule!

Each program is 60 minutes in length or one class session, depending on what works best with your schedule. 

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Wonders of H2O - High School

NGSS Standards Supported: NGSS HS-ETS1-3, HS-ESS3-1
Students will learn about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and its connections to our local water resources. Students will engage in projects to collect and analyze data and explore this real-world complex intersection of human and natural systems.

Next Generation Water Leaders - High School

NGSS Standards Supported:​MS-ESS2-4, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-3
Do you know what it takes to get the water you depend on from its source to your tap? Through experimentation with a groundwater model, students will learn about Orange County's water sources and how our water is managed for sustainability.

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Scientists of the Sewers - High School

NGSS Standards Supported: MS-ESS3-3 or MS-LS2-4
​Students will learn about the fragile ecosystem of the microorganisms which play a critical role in Orange County's sanitation system. Students will collaborate and investigate a mock problem which will take them up stream from OC SAN as they test the sewer line to discover where the contaminant is originating. Students will then design a method to safeguard the system or create an argument explaining how changing factors can affect populations within an ecosystem.​


Amazing Animals - High School

NGSS Standards Supported:  ​​​K-LS1-1, 1-LS1.A, 2-LS4.D, 3-LS4.C, 4-LS1.A, 5-LS2.A, MS-LS2.C, MS-LS4.D HS-LS-2.A, HS-LS-2.C Students will experience a variety of live animals, many of which live in Orange County, to learn about their unique characteristics, behaviors and interactions. Each Amazing Animals program is grade-specific in order to support individual grade level learning objectives.​​​


Rethink Resources​ - High School

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS3-3, 3-LS4-4, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-4
​Is all of our trash really waste? Rethink Resources uses trash to explore the connection between humans and the natural world. Through hands-on activities that focus on the five R's: Refuse, Reuse, Rot, Repurpose, and Recycle, students will develop a deeper understanding of the importance of natural resources and how we can conserve them by producing less waste.​


Project Zero Waste - Service Learning - High School

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS3-3, 3-LS4-4, 5-ESS3-1, MS-ESS3-3, MS-ESS3-4, HS-ESS3-4
Over 68 billion pounds of trash are produced in California each year! Students learn the ins and outs of local waste management and practice the behaviors needed to help California achieve its goal of a 75% reduction in waste by 2025. Orange County is​​ a leader in the state for waste reduction and our students are key players in OC's sustainable future. ​​​




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