Sonoma County Office of Education

Mobile Learning Lab

About the Lab

The Sonoma County Office of Education’s Mobile Learning Lab, conceived by teacher-leaders and built by students, provides a one-of-a-kind learning space for schools around Sonoma County. This remodeled cargo trailer enables learning in dynamic settings that can energize and inspire teachers and students alike. The lab can serve as an outdoor learning venue for students on a field trip, or as a pop-up lab for STEAM and make activities at a school site. The lab can host professional learning experiences and allow teachers to meet in a variety of unique settings.

The Mobile Learning Lab was built by Rancho Cotate High School Students in 2017-18, with financial and in-kind support from The Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools, SCOE's Educational Support Services Department, and One Workplace.

Mobile Learning Lab Features

  • Mobility: Trailer on wheels can be towed to any location for a "pop-up" learning experience
  • Solar-Powered: equipped with solar panels, the lab will have the capability of being fully powered by solar when another power source is not readily available
  • Multimedia: A big-screen TV allows for multimedia presentations
  • Dimensions: The lab is an 8 x 21 foot cargo trailer that is designed to expand out into the environment with seating and a shade structure.
  • Seating: The lab is equipped with seating to comfortably accommodate up to 30 participants and can support even larger groups if the venue has additional seating.

Using the Lab

The Mobile Learning Lab is available for schools and districts to reserve and use at their site for a nominal fee of $250 per day. Use of the Mobile Learning Lab may also be embedded into a Custom Services Agreement when appropriate.

To reserve the Mobile Learning Lab, please review the MLL User Insurance and Liability Requirements and Safe Use Guidelines and then complete a Use Request Form for your school, district, or organization. Use requests should be submitted at least 15 business days in advance of the use date to allow proper time for paperwork processing, including insurance submission.

For general information, please contact Dan Blake at to learn more about renting the Mobile Learning Lab for your school or district.


Questions may be directed to:

  • Casey Shea,Coordinator, Maker Education
    (707) 524-2810,