Inside the Splash Center

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Microscope Station

David Rosen/Wildside Photography

At the microscope station, the students get to see things that few kids (or adults for that matter) ever get a chance to see! They peer through microscopes and identify live specimens of aquatic invertebrates that inhabit the vernal pools at Mather.

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Watershed Model

David Rosen/Wildside Photography

The Splash Elementary Curriculum contains strong messages about protecting water quality throughout our watersheds. The concept of a watershed can be difficult to grasp. We’ve found the best way to help students understand it is to experiment with a model of an urban area with streams flowing through it.

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Critterville

David Rosen/Wildside Photography

Critterville is frequently the highlight of a student’s time inside the Center. Here, the students get “up close and personal” with live animals that are commonly found in and around the vernal pools at Mather.

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