Students will explore the Nature Center and learn about natural science or local Native American culture.
Ecosystem 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-LS1-1., K-ESS2-2., K-ESS3-1.
Students will explore and compare different ecosystems on a sensory hike and investigate the soil. They will also see and touch live animals from these ecosystems.
Ecosystem Extravaganza - Plants (1st and 2nd Grade)
NGSS Standards Supported: 1-LS1-1., 1-LS3-1., 2-LS2-2., 2-LS4-1.
Discovering the world of plants, students learn about the different structures of the plant including seeds, flowers, and special characteristics of plants that attract or repel insects and other animals.
Ecosystem Extravaganza - Animals (1st and 2nd Grade)
NGSS Standards Supported: 2-LS4-1., 1-LS3-1.
Students delve into the world of skins, skulls, scat, and tracks as they hike through the wildlife sanctuary as animal detectives on the lookout for animal evidence!
Gabrieliño Walk - Third Grade
Other Standards Supported: HSS 3.2.1, HSS 3.2.2, HSS 3.5.1
Students travel back in time to discover the lifestyle of local Native Americans. They twine plant material to make string, create music using authentic instruments, hunt and learn how the Tongva (Gabrieliño) and Acjachemen (Juaneño) used plants as food, shelter, and medicine.
Native American Program - Fourth Grade
NGSS Standards Supported: 4-ESS3-2
Other Standards Supported: HSS 4.2.1
Students will "cook", gather food, play skill building games, hunt, weave, and make fire to experience life as it was 500 years ago for the California Native Americans.
Shipley Nature Center - Click
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 at the adjacent park.
Parking: Limited vehicle parking
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with the help of an aide.
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