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HEARST CASTLE

Image of the Neptune TempleExplore the art and architecture of the ancient Greeks and Romans through the art and artifacts of Hearst Castle.

 Hearst Castle Unit of Study



KELP FORESTS

Kelp Forest imageStudents can explore the giant kelp forest at Point Lobos Natural Reserve and learn why Kelp Forest are important and how Marine Protected Areas are being used to help protect them.

A Unit of Study is coming soon. For now, you can check out the following units of study which are already discussing Marine Protected Areas.
Elephant Seals
Tidepool Ecology
Salmon Lifecycle
Science of Habitat Restoration and Protection


You will find all of the Marine Protected Areas online modules here.

 Kelp Forest Unit of Study

Check out our newest interactive addition to the Pt. Lobos story in 360 degrees! Experience a StorySphere by clicking HERE!


DESERT STORIES TODAY AND YESTERDAY

Badlands Explore Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to discover its stories of change, preservation, extinction and protection.

 Desert Stories Unit of Study



ELEPHANT SEALS

Elephant Seal Students are introduced to the evolutionary history and adaptations of the northern elephant seals at Año Nuevo State Reserve.

 Elephant Seals Unit of Study
 Marine Protected Area--Ano Nuevo SMCA Online Module


GOLD RUSH

Gold Rush Learn about the California Gold Rush from Columbia State Historic Park.

 Gold Rush Unit of Study




IMMIGRATION

Angel Island Imange Explore the topic of immigration through the stories and lives of those who came through the US Immigration Station at Angel Island State Park.

 Immigration Unit of Study




MONARCH BUTTERFLY LIFECYCLE AND MIGRATION

Monarch ButterflyExplore the mystery of Monarch butterfly lifecycle and Migration from Natural Bridges State Park.

Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle and Migration Unit of Study


REDWOOD ECOLOGY

Humboldt Redwoods Find out about the unique redwood forest ecosystems of Humboldt Redwoods and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Parks.

 Redwood Ecology Unit of Study



SALMON LIFECYCLE

Salmon Students are introduced to the life cycle of salmon and the importance of watersheds for their survival at Del Norte Redwoods State Park.

 Salmon Lifecycle
 Marine Protected Area--Pyramid Point SMCA Online Module
 Salmon - Science in Parks



Looking for more to do in your classroom with your Fish in the Classroom program? Try our "Fish2Fish" program, click on the video below to learn more!

 

SCIENCE OF HABITAT PROTECTION AND RESTORATION

Moro CanyonStudents discover how human impacts degrade some of California's native ecosystems and habitats while getting a first-hand look at the work California State Parks has done to restore the coastal sage scrub habitat at Crystal Cove State Park.

 Science of Habitat Protection and Restoration Unit of Study
 Marine Protected Area--Crystal Cove SMCA Online Module


STATE GOVERNMENT

Capital imageEngage students in researching information about their state representatives, the law-making process, and how they, as citizens, have a voice in government.
 State Government Units of Study


TIDE POOLS

Tide PoolExperience life at the ocean's edge and find out why life in the tide pools is no day at the beach.

 Tide pools Units of Study
 Marine Protected Area--Crystal Cove SMCA Online Module


WHAT IS A MAMMAL?

RaccoonExplore how mammals are different from other animals by learning unique features of mammals and comparing them to reptiles, insects and others.

 What is a Mammal? Unit of Study





OTHER PROGRAMS

Special RequestsCheck out what else we have to offer!
(K-12th grade)

 Other Programs