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Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Education Program

Teacher Resources

We are excited that you are bringing your class to the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve!

The following information has been gathered to help prepare your students for the field trip and to help create a more meaningful experience. Please feel free to share any of these resources with your families so they can also learn more about our local area.

Preparing Your Student Scientists

Sepulveda Basin Slideshow

SBWR Slideshow

Check out this slideshow to give students an overview of the Sepulveda Basin program. You will need Chrome to load this. If you have trouble, let us know and we will send the slideshow as a pdf.

Bird Species Flashcards

Bird Flashcards

This set of flashcards will help your students become familiar with the birds they are likely to see at Sepulveda Basin.

 

NASA Precipitation Education

Here is a link to a great NASA Precipitation Education website. There are articles, videos and lessons.

 

Online Games

Build a Fish

Click this box to access a fun online tool where students can build a fish. Students can put together a fish and then check the “Survive-o-meter”. The goal of this activity is for students to make deeper connections when they see a fish in the wildlife lake.

Mission Migration

Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve is part of the Pacific Flyway and the field program includes birdwatching. Click this box to access a game in which you help your flock migrate safely and learn how choices made around your home, school, and neighborhood can affect the fate of these migrating birds. 

Recycle City

Click this box to access the EPAs Recycle City online game.

Smog City 2

Click this box to access Smog City 2 which allows you to simulate how air quality is affected by human impact.

Helpful Videos

This quick video gives a great and succinct description of a watershed so your students can begin to understand this complex idea.

 

Bird Basics Video

Help your students better understand the unique adaptations of different bird species.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Wetlands!

Give your students a more in depth overview of wetlands, their function and their importance with this long form video.

Virtual Tour of SBWR

Go on a virtual tour of Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve with RCD educator, Isaac, and learn about some of the birds you are likely to see!

Post Field Trip Activities

School Yard Cleanup

A school yard cleanup is a great way for students to connect what happens in the upper watershed with that happens in the lagoon and the ocean. The trash that ends up on the ground at school will eventually end up in the ocean if someone does not deal with it. Here is the link to the California Coastal Commission’s School Yard Cleanup link. You will find some really great information and lots of links to how this project fits in with NGSS.

Directions to Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve Ed. Program

6100 Woodley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 91406

From Woodley Ave turn into the park where you see the Japanese Garden sign. Follow the road for roughly 150 feet and turn right.


Follow that road all the way through the park (roughly half a mile) until you reach a parking lot as the road ends. You will see an amphitheater, restrooms and our educators setting up for the program.