Caterpillar’s Program

Night and Day!

Greetings! The “Caterpillar,” Pacifica’s traveling science trailer, enjoyed bringing Water, Wonderful Water to 42 schools & events throughout Josephine, Jackson and Douglas County!

It is now time to schedule your school for this year’s Caterpillar experience, Night and Day! Please contact us soon, as we will fill our calendar fast!
This will be an exciting program with fun hands-on activities exploring astronomy and weather: from moon cycles to nebulae, experiments dealing with air and temperature to weather forecasting! Activities are correlated to State benchmarks and are age appropriate. Students in grades 2nd-5th will have a 75-minute program using journals; students in K & 1st, a 45-minute program.

Cost: The cost for your school visit is $145 per day for Josephine Co. schools, $170 per day for Jackson Co. schools, and $195 per day for Douglas Co. schools. (We secure funding for over half of the cost to get to your school, as our total operating cost is approximately $450 per day!!!) Four classes can visit the Caterpillar per day – approximately $35 per class – a great deal in these times of constrained budgets!  Your fee contributions help maintain our Program. If needed, you might seek potential funding from your parent organization to help support a Caterpillar visit or field trip.

Also, it is now time to schedule your school to take a field trip to the Caterpillar’s home, Pacifica. We are offering field trips in the month of May to Pacifica, (30 minutes from Grants Pass or 40 minutes from Medford). Last spring we hosted over 400 students and adults at our very engaging, fun, and educational field trips. We customize each field trip for your school. Contact us for price, dates, and details!!!

Remember we only have as many dates available as our funding allows, so contact us soon for scheduling.

To Schedule, contact the Program Facilitator,
Vanessa Martinez.
Email: Vanessa@pacificagarden.org
Phone: (541) 621-6278
From Last Year’s Program:  “Water, Wonderful Water” Photo Gallery

The Caterpillar is an outstanding program with lots of appropriate hands-on activities. My children love it and talk about it all day. They really remember what they saw, heard, and did. ~
Suzie Streckler
Kindergarten Teacher
Madrone Elementary