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I have received many phone calls and emails regarding Floating Lab trips this school year. I have debated it, talked it over with many people, debated some more. I have even gone as far as scheduling trips only to move and reschedule them, and ultimately cancel. I have received such a lukewarm response that I have decided running trips for a couple of weeks before we shut down for the summer just doesn't make sense. It's incredibly disappointing for me and all the students that have spent a long year of distance learning to not get outside and learn hands on in front of a teacher. But on the boats, safety of staff and passengers has always been our number one priority. So even though I want to open, I have to think of the bigger picture and not run trips this spring.
The San Diego County Office of Education has given a tentative 'yes' to scheduling trips for 2022 winter/spring season. I expect to get a much better response in a few months as restrictions continue to loosen. And when inter state travel restrictions loosen, we will begin seeing our schools from Arizona and Nevada aboard the boats.
Please know that the San Diego Floating Lab isn't going anywhere, we are just on pause. We have been teaching students since 1981 in San Diego and a global pandemic isn't going to shut us down. It might take a little longer than planned to get going again, but we will be here doing what we love...next year. ~~Dina Grivetto
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I have received many phone calls and emails regarding Floating Lab trips this school year.  I have debated it, talked it over with many people, debated some more.  I have even gone as far as scheduling trips only to move and reschedule them, and ultimately cancel.  I have received such a lukewarm response that I have decided running trips for a couple of weeks before we shut down for the summer just doesnt make sense.  Its incredibly disappointing for me and all the students that have spent a long year of distance learning to not get outside and learn hands on in front of a teacher.  But on the boats, safety of staff and passengers has always been our number one priority.  So even though I want to open, I have to think of the bigger picture and not run trips this spring.  
The San Diego County Office of Education has given a tentative yes to scheduling trips for 2022 winter/spring season.  I expect to get a much better response in a few months as restrictions continue to loosen.  And when inter state travel restrictions loosen, we will begin seeing our schools from Arizona and Nevada aboard the boats.  
Please know that the San Diego Floating Lab isnt going anywhere, we are just on pause.  We have been teaching students since 1981 in San Diego and a global pandemic isnt going to shut us down.  It might take a little longer than planned to get going again, but we will be here doing what we love...next year. ~~Dina GrivettoImage attachmentImage attachment

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My daughter is in 3rd grade this year, and we figured this would be a field trip she would miss. We would, however, like for her Girl Scout troop to have the opportunity when you do open! We’ll be on the look out for winter/spring. Thank you for all you do, and I’m sorry you’ve had to go through this.

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The Floating Lab is still on pause for 2021...to say that we are disappointed is an understatement. But in the name of safety for everyone involved we have to do what is right and remain closed.
I have had many groups reach out to me about when we will resume our ever popular field trip and I really don't have an answer...not yet is all I know. With most San Diego County schools still shut down for in person teaching with no end in sight, not yet is the only response I can give.
It scares me think of the future, and to wonder if we will ever be able to run our trips again. I miss them, the staff misses them, even though most have moved on to other means of employment.
I hope you will bear with me, we want to see you, and show you all the wonderful things that San Diego harbor has hidden below it's surface...just not yet.~~Dina
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The Floating Lab is still on pause for 2021...to say that we are disappointed is an understatement.  But in the name of safety for everyone involved we have to do what is right and remain closed.  
I have had many groups reach out to me about when we will resume our ever popular field trip and I really dont have an answer...not yet is all I know.  With most San Diego County schools still shut down for in person teaching with no end in sight, not yet is the only response I can give.  
It scares me think of the future, and to wonder if we will ever be able to run our trips again.  I miss them, the staff misses them, even though most have moved on to other means of employment.  
I hope you will bear with me, we want to see you, and show you all the wonderful things that San Diego harbor has hidden below its surface...just not yet.~~Dina

The San Diego Floating Lab is actively recruiting instructors for the upcoming season. Marine science/biology degree preferred, advanced knowledge of pacific coast animals and environment mandatory. This will be a part time position in 2021 from January-May, with the option for full time in 2022. Drug free, clean cut, transportation, all mandatory. A pre employment drug screen will be required and references reviewed. Send resume to info@sandiegofloatinglab.com ...

The San Diego Floating Lab is actively recruiting instructors for the upcoming season.  Marine science/biology degree preferred, advanced knowledge of pacific coast animals  and environment mandatory.  This will be a part time position in 2021 from January-May, with the option for full time in 2022.  Drug free, clean cut, transportation, all mandatory.  A pre employment drug screen will be required and references reviewed.  Send resume to info@sandiegofloatinglab.comImage attachment

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We are thinking ahead to 2021. We will be scheduling trips on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only starting in January. To maintain social distancing we have limited our class size to 30 total participants. If your class, group or club would like to schedule a floating lab for 2021 please email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com, if you prefer to call (619) 889-1212, but know that I am working limited hours so a call back may take a few days.
We are also actively recruiting instructors for the upcoming season. Marine science/biology degree preferred, advanced knowledge of pacific coast animals and environment mandatory. Drug free, clean cut, transportation, all mandatory. Send resume to info@sandiegofloatinglab.com
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We are thinking ahead to 2021.  We will be scheduling trips on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only starting in January.  To maintain social distancing we have limited our class size to 30 total participants.  If your class, group or club would like to schedule a floating lab for 2021 please email info@sandiegofloatinglab.com, if you prefer to call (619) 889-1212, but know that I am working limited hours so a call back may take a few days.  
We are also actively recruiting instructors for the upcoming season.  Marine science/biology degree preferred, advanced knowledge of pacific coast animals and environment mandatory.  Drug free, clean cut, transportation, all mandatory.  Send resume to info@sandiegofloatinglab.com
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