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Department of Education
To access our pre-and post activities for your Virtual Field Trip or Virtual Traveling Scientist program, please refer to your confirmation email.
Project Zero Waste OC - Resources for school and home waste reduction programs
School Gardens - Resources for Native and Vegetable Gardens
Next Generation Water Leaders - Resources with a water focus
Take an energy audit with your students! Download the audit by clicking the links below.
Take a trash audit with your students! Download the audit by clicking the links below. Trash audit is sponsored by OC Waste and Recycling.
The Eco Challenge fifth grade curriculum was created to increase countywide consciousness and awareness of landfill processes, organic waste diversion, and resource recovery through academic standards-aligned classroom lessons, student activities, and family engagement materials.
Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI) page links to Lessons and Professional Development that are provided by the state. These lessons provide great pre and post activities, graphics and maps for the classroom, and student workbooks. They can all be downloaded free of charge. Sometimes there is funding for a hard copy of a lesson when attending an online training.
Download a List of Suggested EEI Pre/Post Lessons to Support Inside the Outdoors Programs:
Shipley and Mt. SAC Field TripsOther 1st to 3rd Grade Field TripsPreschool to 3rd Grade Traveling Scientist4th to Middle School Field Trips4th to Middle School Traveling ScientistHigh School Water Lessons
These curriculum books are usually supplied in conjunction with a training. Information is listed on their websites about trainings and curriculum.
Project WILDProject WETProject Learning TreeWonders of Wetlands (WOW)
Citizen Science is when science research and data is collected by non-professional scientists. Some of these projects happen during a specific time of year and others are ongoing. Below are some links to help you and your school to become involved in these science project.
Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, & Snow Network (CoCoRaHS)Cornell Labs - Bird ProjectsChristmas Bird Count - AudubonLost Ladybug ProjectNational Wildlife Federation - Climate FocusedNational GeographicNatural History MuseumNASAProject BudburstScientific AmericanScistarterZooniverse