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. March 2nd-10th San Diego is celebrating STEM Week, a week of activities dedicated to igniting passion for STEM education, including at Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC), where kids can explore our underwater world by participating in an ROV Design Challenge on Sunday, March 3.Read More
We are excited to offer new and exciting programs that teach, inspire and are FUN! STEM Explorations activities use hands-on outdoor activities to encourage student led learning and inspire interest in STEM through watersport and ocean appreciation.Read More
Science, sailing, and ocean stewardship merged together for 45 students from Gompers Academy in MBAC’s first Classroom to Coast program. The program consisted of 4 classroom visits by MBAC instructors culminating in a field trip to MBAC to learn to sail. Each days activities were designed to promote student-driven learning and correlated with Next Generation Science Standards. Read More
For the second year, Mission Bay Aquatic Center will be volunteering in the US Sailing Education Zone at the Extreme Sailing Series San Diego event from October 18 to October 21. In the US Sailing Education Zone, MBAC will join a long list of organizations whose goal is to inspire the next generation to consider STEM fields through fun, educational, and hands-on activities.
Mission Bay Aquatic Center is hosting US Sailing’s STEM Educator Course on Friday, May 18th. The Reach Educator’s Course is a one-day eight hour professional development/training opportunity for teachers and sailing instructors to learn how to implement US Sailing’s STEM program and curriculum called Reach. The Reach modules feature inquiry-based learning and engineering by design processes to provide youth with hands-on integrated learning opportunities that inspire interest in fields of study including physics, marine biology, robotics, technology and more. Modules include on the water and classroom based activities, for easy implementation in multiple settings. Read More
US Sailing is offering a STEM Educator Course at MBAC on Sunday, April 8th from 8:30am-3:30pm. This course is a one-day eight hour professional development/training opportunity for teachers and sailing instructors to learn how to implement US Sailing’s STEM curriculum called “Reach” into their own outdoor or classroom activities. Read More