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 Education and 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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