Inside the New Science Education Center in City Heights

The Living Lab in City Heights held a grand opening, showcasing new resources for students in the area. The center was created by the Ocean Discovery Institute and the San Diego Unified School District.

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The Living Lab is 12,000 square feet. The designer of the building said the architectural structure was like two arms, welcoming the community into the Manzanita Canyon nearby.
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The project cost around $17 million, $10 million of which came from the San Diego Unified School District's Proposition Z funding, according to the Ocean Discovery Institute.
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Students, families, and community members were welcomed into the Living Lab for the first time on October 7, 2018.
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The Living Lab will provide in-school services for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Out-of-school programs will be held multiple times a week.
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The center has two science labs, a Scientist in Residence studio, the David C. Copley Ocean Alcove with wall-to-wall screens that shows a live stream of the coastline just ten miles away, the Leadership Pathway featuring students, and more.
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The science facility achieved Platinum LEED certification and net-zero energy.
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