On Nov.1&2 elementary and middle school students from the Ventura and Oxnard school districts participated in the Mobile Oilfield Learning Units (MOLU) program at the Museum of Ventura County and Nov. 3 at Oxnard College. Approximately, 190 students visited the MOLU each day. The unit consists of six self-contained components with curriculum-based, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities about energy and the processes involved with the oil and natural gas industry.
The local MOLU visit is sponsored by local oil and gas producers Aera Energy, California Resources Corporation, Seneca Resources, Renaissance Petroleum and Western States Petroleum Association who partner with local schools and community organizations to enhance STEM education in Ventura County. Employees from the companies were on-site to assist students as they engage with the MOLU activities.
Students were provided STEM career pathway materials developed through the educational ‘Careers in Energy’ program.
The students in the photo were one of two classes from Cabrillo Middle School who visited the exhibit.