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Mt. San Antonio College - TK-4th Grade

boy showing two other boys a turtle shell on a nature trail Inside the Outdoors logo in cornerEcosystem Extravaganza - TK/PreK

Take a journey through the adventures of the Hare and the Tortoise. Students explore the race course, play games, and enjoy art. They will even meet a slow but steady tortoise along the way.​

Ecosystem Extravaganza - Kindergarten

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS2-2​
Did you know there is an ecological sanctuary in the middle of Mt. SAC College? Students will explore the sanctuaries various California native habitats as they make observations of the different ​ways animals can change the environments in which
​they live through engaging hands-on activities.​

Ecosystem Extravaganza - First Grade

NGSS Standards Supported: 1-LS1-2, 1-LS3-1
Students explore the wildlife sanctuary as detectives to find evidence of variation in traits​ and patterns of behaviors that promote survival of our local animals.

Ecosystem Extravaganza - Second Grade

NGSS Standards Supported: 1-LS1-1., 1-LS3-1., 2-LS2-2., 2-LS4-1.
Students will study the functions of plants related to seed dispersal and pollination through hands-on activities. Students will also explore different ecosystems and identify the diversity of life within the ecosystems they explore. Through their explorations students will understand how people depend on and influence natural systems.​

Gabrieliño Walk - Third Grade

Other Standards Supported: HSS 3.2.2 ​
While exploring the trails and native plants of Shipley Nature Center, students will learn about the indigenous people, the Gabrieliño (Tongva), who lived and continue to live in Orange County. Through hands-on stations students will gain an understanding of how natural resources of the Orange County area have shaped the traditions and culture of these Native Americans​ then and now.

Native American Program - Fourth Grade
Other Standards Supported: HSS 4.2.1

While exploring California native habitats of Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach, your students will navigate the History-Social Science framework by focusing on the homes of the Native CA Indians in the northern and southern regions including Orange County.​ ​​​​Engaging hands-on activities will help students understand how the Native CA Indians utilize the local natural resources to construct their homes.​

View the Resources pages for pre/post information. ​

Site Details

​Location: Mt. San Antonio College, Wildlife Sanctuary - Click here for a map to the site.  The address is on the map. 
Times: 9:00 - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch: Lunch area is available at Snow Creek Park. 
Parking: Very limited vehicle parking is available. 
Accessibility: Limited wheelchair accessibility

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