A Teaching Lab,
which is used for:
to 12th Grade Lab Activities
-College level research
The County of Orange, Health Services Agency has a Water
Testing Laboratory onsite here at the Back Bay Science
Center, where they regularly test water samples from local beaches
in Orange County to monitor coliform counts for public safety.
Forms to request use of the BBSC Facility
Thank you for your interest in the Back Bay Science Center
(BBSC) to host your proposed event, function, or program.
In order to schedule your visit to the BBSC please complete the following forms, and submit
them to the Education Program Coordinator by the specified due dates.
Please note, all requests are required
to be relevant to the mission of the BBSC: provide a hands-on facility where students and the public can study and enjoy the
estuarine ecology of Newport Bay and the marine ecology of the ocean, and to promote natural
resource conservation and stewardship throughout the watershed.
APPLICATION DEADLINES & INSTRUCTIONS -- The BBSC Programs Committee will review Facility Use applications three times a year. Applications are due according to the program season you are requesting*:
Spring Programs: February to May ---------------------- application deadline December 1st
Summer Programs: June to September ------------------ application deadline April 15th
Fall/Winter Programs: October to January ---------------- application deadline August 15th
*Please allow approximately 1 month after submission for the BBSC Programs Committee to review and respond to your request. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline will be extended to the next business day. PLEASE NOTE-- To allow the BBSC Programs Committee time for planning, while keeping the process fair, applications requesting future dates 5 or more months beyond a deadline date will not be accepted.
Facility Use Request Form (49.4 KB)
Application Guidelines (83.9 KB)
Special Event Guidelines (151.0 KB)
Rules/Regs for UNBER (126.9 KB)