Program: That's the Tuolumne in my Tap

Topic(s)
Animal Biology, California History, Early California Indians/Ohlone, Ecology, Foothills Ecology, Fresh Water Ecology, Global Climate Change, Living With Our Environment, Water Science
Description
That’s the Tuolumne in my Tap is a free environmental education program for classrooms in San Francisco, San Mateo County, northern Santa Clara County, and southern Alameda Counties—areas that get a major portion of their tap water from the Tuolumne River (Hetch Hetchy Reservoir). The program introduces students to the source of their tap water to inspire interest in water conservation and instill life-changing environmental stewardship ethics.
We provide classroom presentations, field trips, and service-learning projects that educate students about watershed ecology and water conservation.
Location(s)
Field Trip, In-Class
Duration
1 hours
Fee Description
Classroom presentation is free; field trip fees vary depending on partnership.
Grades
4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade
Standards
California: A Changing State - 4.1.4, California: A Changing State - 4.1.5, Life Science - 4-3a, California: A Changing State - 4.4.7, Earth Science - 4-5c, Earth Science - 5-3d, Earth Science - 5-3e, Earth Science - Shaping Earth's Surface - 6-2a, Earth Science - Shaping Earth's Surface - 6-2b, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5a, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5b, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5c, Earth Science - Ecology - 6-5e, Earth Science - Resources - 6-6b
Areas of Service
San Francisco, San Mateo County, North Santa Clara County(Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Milpitas), and South Alameda County (Fremont, Hayward)
Follow-on Lessons
Possibility of field trips and service learning projects. Lesson plan ideas made available to teachers.
Key Vocabulary
Watershed, reservoir, conservation
Attachment:
t_in_tap_flyer_2015.pdf
Attachment:
kids_conservation_fact_sheet.pdf
Attachment:
trt_home_water_audit.pdf
Attachment:
school_water_audit.pdf

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