Program: Wetlands Discovery

Animal Biology, Baylands Ecology, Birds/Ornithology, Ecology, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk
As the flagship educational program for the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS), the Wetlands Discovery Program is designed to teach students the value of and threats to local wetlands.

SCVAS volunteers introduce students to wetland habitats, wildlife, and ecology through engaging classroom activities and then guide them in exploring nature and applying their new knowledge during a 2-hour birdwatching field trip at local baylands.

The Wetlands Discovery Program provides teachers with curriculum and activities for an
approximately 2-week science unit that encompasses vocabulary, critical thinking, writing skills, and - of course - natural and life sciences. Some activities are intended to take place in the classroom at the teacher’s convenience; others are administered and provided by SCVAS staff and volunteers (see full details, below). The components of this program are also designed to meet many of the California State Science Standards for grades 3 through 6, featuring topics such as adaptations and energy cycles.

There are four main components overall to the Wetlands program, and we do require participation in all four components to sign up for a program. Please see for full details about classroom and teacher requirements.

NOTE: This programs is ONLY available for schools within Santa Clara County.
Field Trip, In-Class
3 hours
Fee Description
3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Physical Science - 3-1a, Physical Science - 3-1b, Life Science - 3-3b, Life Science - 3-3c, Life Science - 3-3d, California: A Changing State - 4.1.2, California: A Changing State - 4.1.3, California: A Changing State - 4.1.4, California: A Changing State - 4.1.5, Life Science - 4-2a, Life Science - 4-2b, Life Science - 4-2c, Life Science - 4-3a, Life Science - 4-3b, Life Science - 4-3c, Life Science - 5-2f, Life Science - 5-2g, Earth Science - 5-3a, Earth Science - Shaping Earth's Surface - 6-2c, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5a, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5c, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5d
Areas of Service
Santa Clara

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