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Aliso Watershed - 3rd Grade

Students will explore the riparian ecosystem and learn about our local watershed, plants and animals.

We are adding an additional location for this program.  We will be able to accomodate some schools at Santiago Oaks.

NGSS Standards Supported:
3-LS3-1., 3-LS4-3.
History-Social Science Standards Supported:
HSS 3.1.2 

Water Testing 

Students team up to conduct water quality experiments.  Based on their investigations, they will determine if animals could survive in this ecosystem.


Students will go on a plant scavenger hunt and analyze the tools used by local Native Americans, ranchers and farmers.


Students will explore how water and pollution flows through our local watershed.

Live Animals

Students will see and touch live program animals representative of those found locally and learn how their adaptations enable them to survive.


Site Details

Location:  The address is on the map. 
Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park - Click here for a map to the site. 
Santiago Oaks - Click here for a map to the site.
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Lunch area is available on site.
Parking: Vehicle parking is very limited 
Accessibility: Partially wheelchair accessible
View other 3rd Grade Programs.

View the current program fees.

Visit the OC Parks website for Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.
Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885