Exploring plankton with microscopes

Become a marine scientist for a day in our STEM Explorations: Microscopic Mysteries

If you’ve ever been curious about what microscopic critters are living in Mission Bay, then you should become a marine scientist for a day in our STEM Explorations: Microscopic Mysteries activity on Sunday, October 20th from 9:00am-11:30am. In this fun and educational program students will collect and get a face to face with planktonic organisms that, though small, have a BIG impact on our entire planet!

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ROV Design Challenge

Explore beneath the surface in our ROV Design Challenge

The ocean covers around 70% of the Earth’s surface but remains largely unexplored, leaving humans to dream about what might be hidden within its depths. However, with new technology, the aid of bright young minds, and human ingenuity we are coming even closer to discovering what lies beneath the surface. The Mission Bay Aquatic Center invites kids to participate in our STEM Explorations: ROV Design Challenge on Saturday, November 9th where they can practice the concepts that scientists confront to explore our underwater world.

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Student Story: How surfing changed my semester

As a nursing student, my semesters are usually filled with endless hours of studying and stressful course loads.  This last fall, I decided to add a semester-long ENS Surfing course to my load, and it was the best decision I could have made. No matter what I had going on in my week (exams, group projects, papers, etc.), I could always count on having my Wednesdays out on the ocean to put me in a good mood and in the right mindset.

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Watershed model

Celebrate Coastal Clean Up Day at MBAC with STEM Explorations!

The Mission Bay Aquatic Center invites students between the ages of 6-17 to take part in a special STEM Explorations- The Ocean, Clean Water and YOU event in honor of Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21st from 9:00am to 11:30am. This program provides a unique opportunity for students to explore human’s important relationship with the ocean through hands-on, interactive activities that inspire stewardship and empower students to facilitate real change in their community.  

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