Ocean Bound!

Journey through watersheds to see how everyone’s actions on land affect our ocean. Make it rain in a large 3-D watershed model! Pilot a full-size two-station “submersible” from mountain stream to the ocean. Encounter eye-popping aquatic species and ecosystems along the way! Be a biologist and go deeper. Guide “water” safely through a hazardous maze. Flip paddles and divert “pollutants” as they travel through stormwater drains. Discover how river otters made a comeback. Spot the polluters and be a Watershed Warrior! What can YOU do in your watershed to protect our ocean? Find out in Ocean Bound!

  • Family audience; perfect for field trips
  • Funded by: NOAA
  • Size: 2,700-3,000 sq.ft.
  • Rental Fee: $40,000 for 3-1/2+ months
  • Shipping: 2 trucks

  • Understand the science of watersheds, and how watersheds affect animals, ecosystems, our ocean and Planet Earth
  • Explore what makes a healthy watershed, and recognize threats to water resources such as water quality and quantity
  • Learn how science can help to improve watersheds, and be inspired to seek knowledge about your watershed
  • Be empowered to change behaviors to help aquatic animals and ecosystems
  • Be part of a long-term solution to protect vital watershed resources

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Fall 2018: Available
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Spring 2020: Available
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Spring 2021: Available
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