California Waterfowl receives grant funding and donor funding for its programs, so that we can offer these programs to schools for free. Programs are booked on a first come, first serve basis.
CWA partners with the US Fish and Wildlife Services to offer this multi-disciplinary, conservation stewardship program bringing together wildlife science and art. This program teaches K-12 graders the basics of wetland and waterfowl biology and wildlife art skills. Students will be provided with materials to complete a waterfowl painting and submit it to the Federal JDS program. Each art submission supports a dollar donation toward conservation and education in California and competes in the duck stamp competition, where students may earn outdoor fun prizes and awards supporting their education. This program satisfies multiple K-12 CA art and science standards.
In this 1.5 hour classroom program 3rd-6th graders role play as field biologists: building their background knowledge of wood ducks, checking nest boxes, banding stuffed animal wood ducks, recording data and having fun! This program is offered September through June and satisfies 3rd-6th grade science content standards.
*Scholarships and grants may be available
Outdoor fun and learning in a local marsh for students in grades 3-6. Students explore wetland wildlife, soils, water and conservation! A classroom program will prepare your students for this trip. This program satisfies multiple CA science, math, and language arts content standards. Click here for field trip sites.
CWA will train high school students to be wildlife and conservation mentors. High school students will learn how to lead Marsh Madness field trip activities and teach younger students about wetland wildlife. This program builds college level skills and job skills in older youth.
After participating in the Wood Duck Wonders classroom program, take your 3rd-6th students outdoors with California Waterfowl's field biologists to do actual nest checks, handle and band live wood ducks, build nest boxes, walk the wetlands, and more! This program is a 4 hour field day offered February through May and can host up to 2 classes. Field trip sites are determined when booking a program in order to make the location convenient for your school. Click here for field trip sites.
CWA partners with the Center for Land-Based Learning to run the SLEWS program in wetland properties. High school students participate in habitat restoration projects: planting native vegetation, stabilizing stream banks, assisting with sustainable agriculture and more.
For more program details, visit http://landbasedlearning.org/slews.php
Please contact Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102.