Program: Exploring Environments in the Science and Sustainability Center

Topic(s)
Adaptations, Ecology, Energy/Natural Resources, Insects, Spiders and Arthropods, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk
Description
Students will walk the trails of Walden West to experience a variety of habitats, including chaparral, riparian and redwood forest. They will observe the behavior of various insects in a micro-environment and learn about the life of a ladybug and how they are especially beneficial to our environment, through live observations and story.
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
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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