This free learning lab is making big waves! Find out more about WaterVentures Lab – Free Science Field Trip on Wheels. This is a sponsored conversation written by me and sponsored by Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. All fun learning opinions are my own.
Free Science Field Trip on Wheels | WaterVentures Lab Comes to the Fair
It started as a day at the Florida State Fair with my son. We had goals. Wristbands. Rides. Delicious and slightly weird fair food. Memories to be made. It was during our stroll to the bumper cars that we spotted this huge tractor trailer sitting outside.
And if the underwater mural painted across the trailer didn’t capture our attention, the curiosity of what was inside this giant trailer did. So what’s inside, you ask? Check out how WaterVentures transformed this 53-foot trailer into a free hands-on science field trip on wheels, educating over one million people and counting.
WaterVentures does a great job of combining the best of science, technology and hands-on learning – and making it fun for the whole family. It’s no wonder that this mobile learning lab has been traveling Florida since 2013! Funded by the Zephyrhills® Brand, our favorite Florida water brand (remember when our family was filmed 24/7 for 2 weeks?), this mobile lab is making waves across the state. With cool and refreshing flavor from the natural springs of Florida, it’s no surprise that Zephyrhills® is committed to managing their local Florida springs for sustainability today and for years to come by fostering the next generation of water stewards and inspiring appreciation, understanding and respect for Florida’s water resources.
Thanks to their passion and efforts, WaterVentures has completed 449 school visits, 80 community events, and 120 summer programs to date. And on February 9, 2017 right here at the Florida State Fair, WaterVentures Lab hit a new goal – over one million people educated across the state of Florida! That’s a milestone definitely worth celebrating.
So how has this one tractor trailer reached over one million people? Check it out! We were impressed the moment we stepped inside. Immediately transported in the middle of a science experiment – NOTHING is off limits here. Kids and adults alike are encouraged to touch anything and everything in this lab. Within seconds my son took full advantage of this mobile science lab.
From pushing buttons to reveal water fun facts,
to opening drawers to reveal real Florida wildlife bones and artifacts,
to playing recycling and water cycle games on giant TV sized touch screens – this kid was mesmerized by all this trailer had to offer. And that’s not all.
The WaterVentures team really gets kids into the action with hands-on learning water experiments like microscope film discovery, water runoff demonstrations, and more. My son played, learned and discovered so much about Florida and water conservation that we ended up staying for over an hour.
The coolest part about WaterVentures? You can find out how to request this portable science lab to come to you…for FREE! So whether you’re hosting a great community event or just wanting a unique science field trip experience to show up at your local school, WaterVentures continues their mission to educate families across the state of Florida – one million and beyond!
Find out more information about Florida’s Learning Lab and request a visit at www.waterventures.us, plus see where the WaterVentures Lab is heading next. Be sure to follow WaterVentures on Facebook and Instagram for the latest news, updates and traveling adventures!
While we rode rides, ate food, and even petted llamas at the Florida State Fair this year, it was the “science field trip on wheels” that became the hot topic of conversation on the drive home. My son couldn’t get over how much he learned about Florida, water and how he can make a difference.
“Hey mom, don’t forget to turn off the water when you brush your teeth!” Yep, he got it.
What event would you love to see WaterVentures at next? What do you love about this “science field trip on wheels?”
This is a sponsored conversation written by me and sponsored by Zephyrhills® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water. The opinions and text are all mine.
We have a permanent exhibit kind of like this where we live and the kids love it!
Tamra Phelps says
That does look pretty neat. I could see my nephews really enjoying that.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
That is all kinds of awesome! I love things like this that make learning so accessible for the kiddos.
Colleen Lanin says
That’s amazing. It’s so important to make learning both fun and accessible for the kids, and this accomplishes both of those things.
This is such a neat space! My kids would love to visit somewhere like this, way too cool.
Marcie W. says
I just love the idea of a mobile science lab! Teaching children about water conservation and preserving our planet is so important, and this one has the ability to reach so many.
Amber Ludwig says
Ooh I would LOVE for them to come to our WI state fair!! That is SO COOL!! My son would be totally blown away!
Tonia Sanders says
This is really cool. My daughter would really enjoy this.
Liz Mays says
Now that is a cool way to bring a water learning experience to people. The interactivity is great and the exhibits seemed impressive.
A mobile science lab is such an awesome way to bring science to the people. The exhibits look fun and engaging!
A mobile science lab is a great way to bring science to the people. The exhibits look fun and engaging!
Shannon Gurnee says
That looks like such a cute place to take the kids! Heck that’s somewhere I would have a blast exploring too!
ellen beck says
This looks like so much fun. I love hands on leaning and this one looks interesting
Janet W. says
This makes learning look so much fun! What a neat concept!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
This looks fascinating! What an awesome idea to educate children (and adults!)!
Kaye Newman says
I love this! A mobile science lab is such a great idea.
Ann Bacciaglia says
I would love to see this in person. I think it is an amazing idea. Kids always learn more when they are having fun.
Sheena Tatum says
I absolutely love that it doesn’t stay in one spot. Gives more opportunities for people to enjoy it.
Kita Bryant says
The kids would enjoy this immensely. Truly a great learning experience with fun packed in.
So neat! My 8 year old would have loved checking this out. I’ll have to see if this will be in the the area again. I’m sorry I missed it when it was at the fair.