Furthering our commitment to the three “E’s”, our student internship program offers hands-on, intensive educational experiences.
Something for Everyone!
The Noyo Center has been working in local classrooms and in the community of Fort Bragg to increase ocean and coastal literacy. We believe in a hands-on, project-based approach to learning. We are developing an innovative and inclusive education program that will target “K to grey,” celebrating the marine environment through art and science while conveying the challenges facing our coast. Providing unique and engaging educational opportunities for schools and the public will be at the core of all Noyo Center initiatives, strengthening the connection between research and education.
We’re delivering curriculum-complementary lesson plans around form and function, behaviour, ecology, evolution and topics of ocean conservation, using the massive bones and baleen of our 73-foot blue whale skeleton to captivate and engage students in experiential learning.
This year, we became a presence at Mendocino’s Whale Festival and hosted our first well-attended community talk in the Noyo lecture series on skeleton articulation.