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Background Information


Science Background Information

Chaparral Ecosystem
Coastal Sage Scrub Ecosystem
Cycles in Nature
Ecology of Upper Newport Bay
Insect Life Cycle
Stream Ecology
Tides and Tidal Zones
TUPE/Coastal Cleanup
Water Cycle

Additional Websites with background information:

Social Science Background Information

Helena Modjeska House Background and Activities
Native American People of Orange County​

Additional Websites for Native American Information

Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum

The Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) is a free, state-sponsored K-12 curriculum that teaches science and history/social science standards through an environmental lens. 

EEI aligns with many of the concepts covered in Inside the Outdoors programs.

Inside the Outdoors and EEI
EEI Main Website:

Additional Online Resources

Career Awareness and Exploration

Virginia Career View
STEM Jobs - this site has limited free resources
California Career Zone
Find Your Grind

Return to Lessons, Curriculum and Background Information

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