Spend a 5-8 hour day in the field learning first hand about what you’re studying in the classroom and enjoying the outdoors with fun Environmental Education instructors.
Day programs are tailored to each teacher’s interest, whether it be a team-building focus to start the year in the fall, full of cooperative games and challenging group activities, or a direct field experience during the year related to the classroom curriculum, or both.
Some favorites: Conservation and Service Learning Projects, Coastal Ecology, Tide pooling, Spring Whale-watching, Native American Culture, Early California History, Group/Team Building, and Outdoor Living Skills. We can emphasize State Standards if you wish.
A Sample 5 hour Environmental Education Schedule
1/2 hour Introduction: Meet the Staff; Rules & Day’s Agenda; Study Group Assignments; Name games; Cooperative/Challenge games.
1 1/2 hour Small Study Group Hikes: Sensory awareness games and activities to introduce students to the outdoor environment and characteristics of living organisms. Activities focused on learning specifics about plant and animal species in the ecosystem.
1/2 Lunch Break- sack lunches from home.
1 1/2 hours Hiking and Trail activities: Focus on more complex ecological interactions like: Adaptation, Interdependence, and Impacts. Time for detailed Observation and Reflection.
1 hour Large Group: Culminating Games and Activities to review key concepts and build whole class teamwork. Time to say thank you to teachers and chaperones, and goodbye to the fieldguides.