School Programs- Field Trip Scholarships

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 Scholarship Application.

 

 Calendars for Conservation!  

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. 

Or visit: https://www.calwaterfowl.org/DuckStampCalendar

 

Wild About Wetlands (WAW) Teacher Kits

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 3-4 week loan period for kits.. To check out a kit, please contact Sabreena Britt, Education Coordinator at sbritt@calwaterfowl.org or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102. 

Some of the lessons from the kits for your review or use on your own:

Section I:

     Wetland Metaphors

     Wetland Types- A Poster Activity

     Wetland Model

     Human Archeology

Section II:

     Bird Feet

     Bird Skull

     Migration

     Wetland Connections

Section III:

     Creepy Crawlies

     Decisions, Decisions

     Marsh Makers

     Those Puzzling Wetlands

 

Educator Workshops

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 sbritt@calwaterfowl.org or (916) 648-1406 ext. 102

 

Pre- & Post-Materials for CWA programs and Classroom Curriculum:

Junior Duck Stamp Curriculum Guides

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

 

Junior Duck Stamp Purchases


To purchase duck stamps and support wetland conservation, please visit:
http://www.duckstamp.com/
http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/BuyStamps.htm

 

Habitat Fun Packs by Central Valley Joint Venture

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. 

Fun Pack K-3

Fun Pack 4-6

Fun Pack Jr. High-High

 

Various Worksheets

Duck Nests

How to Draw a Duck Ex. 1

How to Draw  a Duck Ex. 2

Nature Journaling

Probability of Pintails

Take Flight

Waterfowl Adaptations

Wetland Objects

Wetland Plants Crossword

What Are Waterfowl

Wood Duck Challenge

 

Coloring Sheets:

     Canada Goose

     Great Blue Heron

     Great Blue Heron 2

     Great Blue Heron 3

     King Eider Duck 1

     Kind Eider Duck 2

     Pelican

     Sandhill Crane

     Tundra Swan

     Wood Duck

 

Useful Links

California Elementary School Network

California High School Network

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