Program: Terrific Trees in the Science and Sustainability Center

Topic(s)
Ecology, Forest Ecology, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Plant Biology/Botany
Description
Students will walk through the forest and observe and describe the basic structures of trees, texture of different barks, and the size and shape of different leaves. They will work with wood to connect wood types with common household and school products, and participate in the cycle of growing a new plant to help the Earth.
Location(s)
Field Trip
Duration
3 hours
Fee Description
$12 per student, $10 per student if more than one grade at the same school attends in the same school year /$250 day minimum. Transportation funding may be available for qualified Title 1 schools.
Grades
Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
Standards
Life Science - 1-2, Earth Science - 1-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 1-4, Life Science - 2-2, Earth Science - 2-3, Investigation and Experimentation - 2-4, Life Science - K-2, Earth Science - K-3, Investigation and Experimentation - K-4
Areas of Service
No restrictions
Learning Objectives
Our curriculum supports California Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
Other Info
The Abby Sobrato Science and Sustainability Center is a new facility at Walden West - Saratoga. Science programs accommodate groups of up to 90 students during day-long field trips that involve students in a unique blend of activities. Students rotate through three investigation stations where they explore the outdoors, participate in a hands-on inquiry based science lesson, and a sustainability-related lesson.

These activities complement teachers’ classroom lessons and are aligned to California Science and Common Core State Standards. Each lesson is lead by the Sustainability Center Coordinator, a team of highly experienced volunteers, and school-provided parents who guide students through each experience.

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