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 partners with and supports the Department of Fish and Wildlife's NATURE BOWL program.
Nature Bowl is an annual science based educational program for 3rd - 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking abilities. The program curriculum corresponds with California’s “Next Generation” Science Standards, which makes it a popular event for teachers and educators. Nature Bowl, currently in its 31st year, is coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and many partner organizations.
For more information click here.
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/birds/education/junior-duck-stamp-conservation-program/conservation-education-curriculum.php
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 Molly Maupin, Education Coordinator at email@example.com 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