Most RCD education programs taking place at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve are sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Audubon Society. Thanks to the vision and dedication of this organization, the RCD-Audubon partnership that delivers these programs is one of the longest-running and most successful of its kind in the Los Angeles area.
"Water, Wetlands and Wildlife" is an environmental studies workshop designed for teachers in grades 4-6, who are planning to bring their students to this program for the first time. Occurring on the first Saturday of November, the workshop is an opportunity for teachers to enhance their knowledge of wetland ecosystems while earning professional development hours.
The RCD Education Department organizes this event with sponsorship from San Fernando Valley Audubon. Teachers who take the free one-day workshop receive a fully subsidized RCD education program (a value of up to $440) for their students at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve.
Transportation costs are not included in this subsidy. Schools must arrange for their own transportation to and from the education site. Each program can accommodate 45 to 70 students. Fourth- and fifth-grade teachers must apply two per school to achieve the required minimum number of students. Sixth grade teachers may apply singly.
Teachers who have attended the workshop before do not have to repeat it, and are still eligible for the subsidized program. For more information contact the Education Supervisor: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 818-597-8627 x103. To learn more about the outstanding work of San Fernando Valley Audubon, click here.