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Discover what lies below the surface of the estuary from the platform of the docks. Water quality sampling, plankton tow, organism sampling.
Use the scientific method and participate in an ongoing reserve research project by collecting data, participating in hands-on science and using data in the classroom.
Identify native trees and learn how to measure forest health.
Learn about the threat of invasive species to our coastal habitats by participating in an invasive species pull with South Slough staff.
Discover what lies beneath the mud. Students will dig, collect and observe organisms living between the tides.
Begin when the treasure chest arrives in your classroom. The chest holds lesson plans, activities and accompanying learning tools to involve students over the course of a week. When students arrive at South Slough for the field trip, they will hike to the shoreline of the estuary and embark on an adventure along the “treasure trails.” Clues will guide students and by the end of the day, they will have learned enough to find the treasure.
Begin at the head of the freshwater and follow the creek to the estuary. Discover plants and animals along the way and discover where the fresh becomes salt. Journal?
Pre-K – 12 classroom or school yard lessons and activities lead or modeled by a South Slough educator.
South Slough would like to help extend student learning beyond their field experience in the estuary. Pre- and post- activities will connect field trips to the classroom, and help students recognize patterns, concepts and ideas.
For those who cannot make it out to South Slough with their students, the reserve also offers engaging lessons about estuary ecosystems and the research being conducted at the South Slough Reserve and other reserves around the country.
For more information on inviting an educator to your classroom please contact:
Jaime BelangerEducation CoordinatorPhone: 541-888-5558 Ext. 127Jaime.C.Belanger@state.or.us
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