Students will explore three different ecosystems and discover local plants and animals while learning about geology and ecology along the way
NGSS Standards Supported:
2-LS2-2., 2-LS4-1., 2-ESS1-1., 2-ESS2-2., 3-LS4-3
Students will learn about the life cycle of mammals, reptiles, and insects with live program animals. They will also find out which animal characteristics are inherited and/or learned from their parents.
Throughout the hike, students observe the landscapes of the park and look for fire and animal evidence.
Students will learn the parts of plants and the plant life cycle. Working in teams, they will visit various stations and learn about function and structure of specific plants.
Students will explore the recent burn area and learn about the ecosystem adaptations for fire through hands-on learning.
Santiago Oaks Regional Park - Click here
for a map to the site. The address is on the map.
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 am or 11:30 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch area is available on site.
Parking: $3.00 per personal vehicle, this fee is waived for bus
Accessibility: Limited wheelchair accessibility
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