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Shipley Nature Center - TK through 4th Grade

Shipley pond surrounded by trees and blue sky Inside the Outdoors logo in the right top cornerStudents will explore the Nature Center and learn about natural science and/or local Native American culture.

Jr. Ecosystem Explorer - TK/Kindergarten

NGSS Standards Supported: K-ESS2-2​
Did you know there is an ecological sanctuary in the middle of Huntington Beach? Students will explore Shipley Nature Center's 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 Explorer​ - First Grade

NGSS Standards Supported: 1-LS1-1
Can living things inspire invention? Ecosystem Explorers encourages students to examine how scientists are inspired by the natural world's ability to solve problems. During their field trip, students will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities and design their own invention based on their observations of the unique structures of living things found throughout Shipley Nature Center. ​​​

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 Gabrieliño Indians (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.

Site Details:

Location: Shipley Nature Center - 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 at the adjacent park.
Parking: Limited vehicle parking
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible with the help of an aide. 
Visit Shipley Nature Center's website.
Nurturing a Natural Curiosity Inside the Outdoors logo with tree, bird, stream 714-708-3885