Field Programs for Students
These programs are an excellent way for students to enhance classroom learning, gain experience in the field, and develop a greater appreciation of the natural world. No pre-site preparation or post-site followup is required. Each program has a number of rotations where learning is reinforced through a hands-on paperless experience. Depending on the site, these programs feature the following activities:
- Marine Science: plankton, native fish, marine birds, water quality, beach ecology
- Native American Culture: song circle, chaparral hike, acorn grinding, artifacts, rock art, stick dice
- Freshwater Ecology: introduction to habitat, plankton, birding, water quality
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These programs are more advanced, offering students a unique opportunity to engage in science research and environmental monitoring. Pre-site preparation and post-site followup are necessary to the experience of connecting students more deeply to the subject matter at hand. The field experience is especially hands-on where students will work with special equipment and learn to take and record data. These programs may feature any of the following activities:
- Oak woodland restoration
- Invasive species management
- Bird surveys
- Water quality monitoring
- Endangered fish studies
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