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Watersheds & Me Gallery Inquiry Lab

Watersheds & Me Onsite Gallery Inquiry Lab

How does a healthy watershed contribute to a healthy community?

Explore how we can all do our part to conserve water and protect California’s regional habitats in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences. Students will work together to investigate different California regions and observe what makes them similar and unique. Then, they’ll build an interactive watershed model and identify strategies to conserve water in their communities.

This is not your typical museum tour and workshop! In the gallery, OMCA educators and volunteers will facilitate student-driven investigation of the galleries using program themes and inquiry routines. Students will have time to explore the gallery, before coming together at the end to share their findings. Afterward, students will apply their ideas during a hands-on workshop.

Grades: 3 and 4

Dates: March 13–June 2, 2023

Days: Thursdays and Fridays

Times: 9:30 am, 10:45 am

Includes: 60-minute guided inquiry in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences and 60-minute hands-on watershed model exploration

Duration: 120 minutes, plus additional time for a snack or lunch break

Fee: $280 / $196 for OUSD / $140 for Title I