Borrow our Wild About Wetlands teacher kits filled with hands-on lessons and all materials needed to complete the lessons in your class. These kits are best for elementary level classes and use a wetland theme to teach science, math, language arts and social science content standards. A 3-4 week loan period is recommended. To check out a kit, please contact Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102
CWA hosts teacher workshops on how to use the Wild About Wetlands kits and introduces a variety of the WAW lessons to teachers. Find out about upcoming workshops or request a workshop by contacting, Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator at email@example.com or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102
The Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program has a curriculum for teachers to use in the classroom. It is focused on wetland and waterfowl conservation and hits state, national and EEI standards. It is designed for grades 5-8 with adaptations for K-4 and 9-12. It is free and accessible here for teachers: http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/curriculum/educatorsguide.html
Nature Bowl is a cooperative team competition for all 3rd through 6th grade students sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Game, California Waterfowl Association, California State University Sacramento SCATS, American River Natural History Association, American River Nature Center, Effie Yeaw Nature Center, Placer Nature Center, Sacramento Zoo, and the Yolo Basin Foundation.
This engaging event introduces students to environmental issues, reinforces key concepts, increases critical thinking skills, and encourages student involvement in community conservation efforts.
The competitive aspect of the event is de-emphasized so all students feel comfortable, achieve success in learning, and enjoy the activities.
Each school that participates can have teams of three to seven students in two divisions: 3rd/4th and 5th/6th grades.
Each half-day session stresses teamwork, creativity and critical thinking. Students take part in activities such as Nature Investigations, Nature Relay, Team Problems, Bell-Ringers, Enviro-mercials and Nature Games.
Coaches can be parents or teachers. Orientation sessions are generally scheduled in December and January of each year. Semi-finals events are conducted in the Spring with the final competition being held at California State University Sacramento in the late Spring.
For additional information and registration materials please contact Sabreena Britt, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Water Education Program (SWEP) and California Waterfowl (CWA) have partnered to provide a Project WET Teacher Workshop, open to any teacher. The workshop will be held in Fairfield-Suisun on March 2, 2013 Saturday from 9:00-4:00. Teachers receive the new Project WET Curriculum guide and SWEP and CWA classroom resources and lessons. Teacher may apply for credits. For more information and to sign up, click here.