Information for Teachers
Here you can find lesson plans and resources related to watershed education.
 
Looking for field trips and educational opportunities with Friends of Sausal Creek? Visit our Field Trips page
Junior Rangers Program (Joaquin Miller Park)
 
Insects:
Bees and Plant Pollination (Grades 2-6)
Bee Habitat Observation Worksheet (Grades 2-6)
Insect and Critter Cards
Butterfly Lifecycle (Grades 2-4)
Fish: 
Rainbow Trout Fact Sheet
Life Stages of the Rainbow Trout
Salmon Source Educator's Guide (Grades 3-8)
Project Wild Aquatic Guide
Hiking Activities/Habitat Lessons:
Scavenger Hunt Hike
Various Outdoor Activities (Grades 4-7)
Habitat Detectives (Grades 3-12)
Habitat Survey (Grades 9-12)
Opening the World Through Nature Journaling
 
Trash/Human Impacts:
Trash Decomposition Timeline
Recycle Relay (Grades 6-12)
 
Team Building Games:
Red Planet, Blue Planet
Habitat Resources Game
 
Geology/Soils:
Soil Texture Hand Test
An Introduction to Soil
Soil Horizons
Serpentinite (California state rock)
Pangaea Puzzle (Grades 3-5)
Moving Mountains, Shifting Sands (Grade 4)
 
Plants:
Plants of the Sausal Creek Watershed (native and non-native)
Botany Bouquet (Grades 1-12)
Taxonomy Field Guide Warm-up (Grades 2-12)
Taxonomy Treasure Hunt
Construct a Plant Key (Grades 6-12)
Plant Families
Invasion of the Nonnative Plants (Grades K-12)
Trees of California
Seed Dispersal by Animals (Grades 3-5)
How Seeds Travel (Grades 1-3)
Plant Diversity (Grades 4-6)
Plant Observation Exercise (Grades 2-12)
Leaves and Photosynthesis (Grades 3-5)
Botany Info and Quiz (Grades 5-6)
Biodiversity Fact Sheet
Flower Anatomy
Native American Uses of California Native Plants

 

Classroom Lessons:

Scientific Method (Grades 4-6)

 

Maps:
OMCA Creek and Watershed Maps
My Sausal Creek Watershed Map

 

Save the Bay's Curriculum:
Lessons Sorted by Grade 
Watershed Journal
Native Plant ID Cards
Invasive Plant ID Cards
Saving The Bay Documentary
 

Beetles Outdoor and Classroom Lessons

 

Project WET Lessons

Volunteering Opportunities for Students
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