The pier offers a wide variety of educational programs throughout the year for all ages. On your next field trip join us for an educational experience your students will be talking about for weeks to come.
Click on the calendar to use the Day Planner to see programs and activies available on any given day.
3 to 4 Hours
Wonders of Wind: In this program students learn how to harness energy from the wind, advantages and disadvantages of wind energy, the importance of clean wind and ideal locations to install wind turbines to maximize energy output. Through construction of their own “turbine” and discussions about alternative energy, participants in this program gain an understanding of how this technology works and its importance for future energy generation.
Water Quality and Build Your Own Water Treament Plant: Students explore the importance of water resources and how they are protected and conserved. They work in groups to create their own water treatment facility.
Solar Science: Discover and discuss solar power as an energy resource. Students design, build and evaluate a solar device and discover how solar panels maximize efficiency.
Biology of Fishes: Students learn what fish eat, where they live and all about their internal anatomy.
Wonders of Wind: Explore the power of the wind. Discover the importance of wind energy, learn how to collect wind data using anemometers and create your own “mini-turbine.”
Intertidal Explorations: Students discover all the various types of animals that call the intertidal zone home.
Plankton Investigations: Students learn how to use scientific instruments and discover the microscopic organisms that are vital to the marine food chain.
Ocean Currents and Upwellings: Students discover how convection currents work and why they are important in a marine ecosystem.
Pier Fishing 101: Learn the basic skills necessary to catch a fish.
Water Quality and Conservation: Students will explore the importance of water resources and how they are protected and conserved.
Squid Dissection: Students will investigate the intricacies of structure and function of this unique organism.