Program: SEED

Topic(s)
Baylands Ecology, California History, Early California Indians/Ohlone, Ecology, Living With Our Environment, Nature Walk, Plant Biology/Botany
Description
SEED is a community and school-based program engaging middle and high school students in the complete cycle of tidal marsh restoration in the San Francisco Bay, from seeds to ecosystems. As a service-learning project students will use these field experiences as a lens for understanding the process of ecosystem restoration and design their own school yard habitat restoration projects.

The SEED program requirements: minimum 15 and maximum 35 students, grade levels: 6-12th, one teacher.


Three field trips
Seasonal field-based projects including seed collection, propagation, planting natives and invasive weed removal take place at Save The Bay’s restoration sites & native plant nursery. Check out our map of local restoration sites and help spread the word about the SEED program at your school by posting our SEED flyer!

Two classroom lessons
(one pre-trip & one post-trip)

These interactive classroom lessons are designed to familiarize students with the San Francisco Bay salt marsh ecosystem and provide a basic overview of restoration ecology and natural landscape design.

A schoolyard habitat design project
Student scientists will investigate and analyze their schoolyards to design their own habitat restoration projects.

Youth Leadership Summit
This a chance for students to showcase and present their community action projects CAP, network with other students and employers, as well as learn out about environmental career opportunities.
Location(s)
Field Trip
Duration
4 hours
Grades
6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade
Standards
Physical Science - K-1
Areas of Service
No restrictions
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