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Environmental Education Programs

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  • Group and Activity sizes:

Maximum Group size per visit: 90 students
Minimum Group size: 6 students
Maximum Activity size: 15-30 students (activity dependent)
Minimum Activity size: 1:12 adult to student ratio

  • Program run times:

Wednesday through Friday
Fall (September - October) and Spring (April - May)
Maximum daily run time: 6 hours
Minimum daily run time: 1 hour

  • Age and Grade ranges:

Currently offering programming for 5th (age 10) through 7th grades (age 13)
Looking for pilot groups for 8th (age 14) through 12th grades (age 18)

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Standards based Healthy Habitats

A standards based, scientific approach is used in our programming at this time.

Habitats/Ecosystems available for place-based learning: (Riparian, Wetland, Aquatic & Floodplains, Grassland, Oak Woodland, Wildland and Urban Interface, Watersheds)

  • Grades 5-8:

Focus on acquiring hands-on naturalist knowledge that develops skills for measuring ecosystem health by identifying living and non-living components in our environment.

5th grade: Food Web - Living components of an ecosystem
6th grade: Micro-climate - Non-living components of an ecosystem
7th grade: Biodiversity - Living components of an ecosystem
9th grade: Pollution - How non-living components affect living components in an ecosystem

  • Grades 9-12 Healthy Habitats:

​​​​​​​Focus on acquiring hands-on naturalist knowledge to identify the health status of a habitat and how natural and human impacts can sustain biodiversity and preserve our local habitats for ecosystem functioning.( (Restoration of Floodplain Ecosystems, Wildland and Urban Interface (WUI)).

Outdoor Education

A relaxed paced adventure at a District park that will guide you through a park orientation that introduces best practices to protect and preserve the natural and cultural history of our parks.

  • Activities include: How to read a map, identifying key native species, history of indigenous use of natural resources, trail etiquette, protecting natural areas, outdoor safety, hiking, sensory engagement.
  • Parks: Palo Corona Regional Park and Garland Ranch Regional Park