These programs are free and available to LAUSD elementary and middle schools thanks to the generosity of The Max H. Gluck Foundation.
For Grades 3-5
Working as archaeologists do, students piece together clues from the past to understand the Chumash peoples of California. Students excavate and analyze replicas of artifacts based on real data from archaeological sites in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and Los Angeles counties to draw conclusions about daily life. By interpreting and contextualizing material culture, students learn that the Chumash peoples of the past were a complex society thriving in Southern California, a land rich in natural resources.
THIS PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY ON HIATUS UNTIL WINTER 2015.
For Grades 6-8
While exploring marine life in five distinct habitats of the San Pedro Channel, students observe how natural cycles and human activity impact food webs and ecosystems. Students leave with an understanding of their personal relationship to the environment and a sense of their responsibility to engage actively in conservation efforts.
Scheduling for August through December of 2014 began on March 2014. The Mobile Museums are fully booked for Fall 2014. We will begin accepting requests for January through June 2014 on October 15, 2014.
Don't forgot to submit your bell schedule, faculty list, and campus map after filling out the Online Request Form. Your request is not complete until we receive these documents, which are necessary for scheduling a Mobile Museum at your school. Scheduling is first-come, first-served until all slots are filled.
Please note that there is a two-year wait period between visits to each school site.
Teachers of classes participating in Mobile Museum programs are required to attend an in-service training in advance of the visit. This orientation is intended to provide teachers with tools to prepare students for the program, as well as to review logistics and key details. Participating teachers receive a packet of resources, including pre- and post-visit lessons. These 30-minute sessions are usually held at the school on Tuesday afternoons.