School Programs

California Waterfowl receives grant funding and donor funding for its programs, so that we can offer these programs to schools for free or at low costs.  Programs satisfy Next Generation Science Standards in Life Sciences and Earth System Sciences.  Some programs satisfy Common Core Arts and Language Arts Standards as well. 

Classroom Programs

CWA's Classroom presentations are FREE. We come to you, bring the materals, and present in your classroom!

Program: Length: Grade(s): Description: Standards:

Junior Duck Stamp: Nest Mania!

1 Hour K-3rd Learn all about nests/nesting behavior through hands-on activities in science and art. Look at real nests, build your own, and play a game with your special presenter! At the end learn how to draw your very own duck!

Kindergarten:  K-LS1-1; K-ESS2-2; K-ESS3-1, 3

1st Grade:  1-LS1-1, 2; 1-LS3-1

2nd Grade:  2-LS2-2; 2-LS4-1; 2-ESS2-3

3rd Grade:  3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS3-1; 3-LS4-2, 3; 3-ESS3-1

Junior Duck Stamp: What are Waterfowl?

1 Hour 3rd-5th Learn what it means to be a waterfowl through hands-on activities in science and art! Look at real skulls and feet from various birds and learn to draw your very own duck!

3rd Grade:  3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS3-1; 3-LS4-2, 3; 3-ESS3-1

4th Grade:  4-LS1-1, 2; 4-ESS3-2

5th Grade: 5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS3-1; 5-PS2-1

Junior Duck Stamp: Migration Madness!

1 Hour 5th-12th Study migration/migratory behavior in waterfowl through science and art. Make observations as you study various wing and feather specimen and learn how to draw your very own duck!

5th Grade: 5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS3-1; 5-PS2-1

6th-8th Grade: MS-LS2-1,2,5; MS-PS2-2

9th-12th Grade: HS-LS2-6, 7; HS-ESS3-1; HS-PS2-1

Wood Duck Wonders

1.5 Hours  3rd-8th Become a biologist and study one of the most beautiful waterfowl known to man! Practice checking nesting boxes, study various Wood Duck specimen, and so much more! *NOTE* Presentation must be completed before attending a Walking with Wood Ducks Field Day.

3rd Grade:  3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS3-1;  3-LS4-2,3; 3-ESS3-1

4th Grade:  4-LS1-1,2; 4-ESS3-2

5th Grade:  5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS3-1

6th-8th Grade:  MS-LS2-1,2,5

To book a classroom program or inquire further:

Please email the information below to Molly Maupin, Education Coordinator at mmaupin@calwaterfowl.org or

call (916) 648-1406 ext. 121 or on her cell at (916) 532-9682.

 

Contact:

School:

Address:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Email:

Preferred Date(s) (Please list 3-4 top dates):

Program Choice:

Grades:

# of classes:

# of students/class:

Program Time(s) (for each class, if booking more than one):  *Note: School schedules vary, so please tell us what times work for you and they will work for us!

Room #s:

If booking a classroom program, is there PowerPoint equipment in your classroom: computer, projector, screen?  Yes or No

Parking Info for Educator:

 


Field Programs*

*Scholarships and grants may be available; See our scholarships page for the programs scholarship application: http://www.calwaterfowl.org/scholarships

Program: Length: Grade(s): Description: Fee: Location(s): Standard(s):

Trekking the Suisun Marsh

1.5 Hours

K-8th

Join CWA staff on a guided hike through one of the largest brackish water marshes in the West Coast! 

$2.50/Student

Grizzly Ranch or Denverton Education Centers in Suisun Marsh (Fairfield Area)

Click here for the program site map. 

Kindergarten: K-LS1-1; K-ESS2-1,2

1st Grade: 1-LS1-1; 1-LS3-1

2nd Grade: 2-LS2-1,2; 2-LS4-1; 2-ESS2-1,2

3rd Grade: 3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS4-2,3

4th Grade: 4-LS1-1,2; 4-ESS2-1

5th Grade:  5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1

6th-8th Grade: MS-LS2-5

Marsh Madness

4 Hours

3rd-8th

Explore the marsh with CWA! Get your hands dirty with soil science, hunt for insects during our aquatic invertebrates station, and use binoculars on a guided hike through the marsh! Wetland snack included!

$4/Student

Various Sites

Click here for program site options map. 

3rd Grade: 3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS3-1; 3-LS4-2,3; 3-ESS3-1

4th Grade:  4-LS1-1,2; 4-ESS3-2

5th Grade:  5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS3-1

6th-8th Grade: MS-LS2-1,2,3,4,5

Walking with Wood Ducks

4 Hours 3rd-8th AFTER completing the Wood Duck Wonders classroom presentation, work like a real biologist at one of our field sites. Check Wood Duck nesting boxes, hunt for aquatic insects, and look at the internal workings of the Wood Duck! $4/Student

Various Sites

Click here for program site options map. 

3rd Grade:  3-LS1-1; 3-LS2-1; 3-LS3-1,2; 3-LS4-2,3,4; 3-ESS3-1

4th Grade:  4-LS1-1,2; 4-ESS3-2

5th Grade:  5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS3-

6th-8th Grade:  MS-LS2-1,2,3,4,5; MS-LS3-2; MS-LS4-4,5; MS-ESS3-4

To book a field trip or inquire further:

Please email the information below to Molly Maupin, Education Coordinator at mmaupin@calwaterfowl.org or

call (916) 532-9682.

Some field days have an associated cost.  See above fees.  Policies below. Max number of students per field trip is 70.

 

Contact:

School:

Address:

Phone:

Cell Phone:

Email:

Preferred Date(s) (Please list 3-4 top dates):

Program Choice:

Program Site Preference(view Site Maps):

Grades:

# of classes:

# of students/class:

Additional Info: 

 

 

Click here for Program Payment Policy