The City’s Environmental Science Workshop was featured in the  Association of Children’s Museum’s quarterly journal “hand to hand 2007.” You can read the article by downloading the file below or clicking on the photo above.

Handtohand-article-on-CSW-model (3.4 MiB)

News Articles-Register Pajaronian

Watsonville Workshop Lures Young Latinos Into Science. – San Jose Mercury – January 22, 2015.

Baby Gray Whale Skeleton displayed at Marinovich Park Community Center.-July 3, 2012 – Register Pajaronian
First Snow of the Season – December 22, 2006 – Register Pajaronian
Pedaling across Pinto Lake – July 2006 – Register Pajaronian
Watsonville Science Instructor Recognized for Creative Teaching– May 2006 – Register Pajaronian
To Splat or not to Splat – Science Workshop Participants participate in the City’s Annual Egg Drop Competition – February 2006 – Register Pajaronian
Kids do their own thing in the workshop– August 2003 – Register Pajaronian
Water Bicycle made at Watsonville Science Workshop

News Articles by Curt Gabrielson

Playground physics – November 2006

Everyone needs a good spark to learn – March 2006

Following direction is not first priority – January 2006

Scientific method and how to trivialize an entire branch of learning – April 2005

The Science Workshop camping was a snow-covered success– April 2005

What to do with a pile of broken bicycles – August 2005

Why our kids are bored and what we can do about it – December 2004

Have fun with your science, but know your responsibility – September 2004

The perils of standardized tests – May 2004

Budget problems? Cut the children! – February 2004

A special space for learning – January 2004

Resist the video screen – November 2003

Summer Science camping wonders teach life as well– July 2003




Darren Gertler assembles a grey whale skeleton Tuesday as part of a traveling exhibit hosted by the Environmental Science Workshop. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)
WATSONVILLE July 3, 2012 — When the annual Fourth of July parade rolls down Main Street Wednesday, it will feature fleets of customized vehicles, professional equestrian teams and members of dozens of local organizations such as little league teams, schools and businesses.

These, along with cheerleading teams and city officials waving from slowly moving vehicles, have become woven into the fabric of traditional Independence Day celebrations.

But new this year — and perhaps to the holiday parade scene in general — will be the complete skeleton of a gray whale, riding on the back of a flatbed truck.

The 35-foot-long skeleton is hosted by the Watsonville Environmental Science Workshop and will be on display for anyone to come see at the Marinovich Park Community Center at 120 Second Street Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Article appeared on July 3, 2012 issue of the Register Pajaronian.  Photo by Tarmo Hannula