Solano County Fish and Wildlife Propagation Fund has awarded some funds to CWA to offer a select number of our Suisun Marsh programs for FREE to schools in Solano County and its surrounding counties. The programs available below will be scheduled at our Grizzly Ranch or Denverton Conservation Education Centers near Suisun City. (Please note that busing is not included) Click here for this Scholarship Application.
Programs Available (Program information available on the School Programs page):
Marsh Madness Field Days
Trekking the Suisun Marsh
Youth Leadership Program
Funding may be available for program costs and transportation if your school is unable to cover these costs. Please fill out a scholarship application if interested in this opportunity. Scholarship selection is based on need, school funding status, and demographics. Click here for this Scholarship Application.
Donate and receive a Junior Duck Stamp Calendar today to and support CWA's educational programs in California schools! Calendars consist of K-12 grade student winning art from the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Program and Art Contest. Funds go directly to education for student materials and supplies and assist in field trip scholarships for schools.
$10 (tax and shipping included)
To donate and receive your calendar, please call us at 916-648-1406 X 101 or X 102.
CWA hosts teacher workshops on how to use the Wild About Wetlands (WAW) kits above and introduces a variety of the kit's lessons to teachers. These workshops are hands-on and prepare teachers for using the kit in their classroom.
Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator is also a Project WET certified Instructor and Facilitator. CWA often partners with others organizations to host and run Project WET teacher workshops, where teachers receive a Project WET certification, curriculum guide, classroom materials and more resources.
Upcoming Project WET Workshops- Click Here
Find out about upcoming workshops by clicking the links above 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
Coloring Sheets for Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest Practice and Drawing Samples (developed by high school art students through our Wildlife Art Camp)
Aquatic Invertebrate Identification- Dichotomous Key Practice
Water Quality Lab
See Nature Journaling, Wetland Objects, and Wetland Crossword under Marsh Madness activities
See Tricky Tracks under Scatastic activities
More to come!
Pre- & Post-Materials for all CWA Programs!
California's Central Valley Habitat Joint Venture has compiled three levels of curriculum related to waterfowl and wetlands for their Habitat Fun Packs. The packs are complete, and only need to be downloaded and printed below. They are sectioned in K-3, 4-6, and Junior High-High School and cover science, math, language arts, art, and music. Click the packs below to access the fun packs for each grade group.
Borrow our Wild About Wetlands teacher kits filled with hands-on lessons (see below) and all materials needed to complete the lessons in your class. These kits are best for 4th-6th grade classes and use a wetland theme to teach science, math, language arts and social science content standards. Lessons can be adapted to younger and older students. There is a 4 week loan period for kits. To check out a kit, please contact Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102.
Some of the lessons from the kits for your review or use on your own:
CREEC- California Regional Environmental Education Community
NEA- National Educators Association
Online Education- Maximizing the Learning Experience
SNWR- Sacramento National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Sustainability: Hidden Costs Series- Videos about minimizing consumption and living environmentally friendly
SWEP- School Water Education Program