Explore - Humboldt Redwoods State Park

Program FULLY booked until Fall 2020

Humboldt Redwoods SP - Pre-Visit Video

The migratory life cycle of pacific salmon and steelhead offers students an opportunity to explore how adaptations help animals survive in different environments.

 

 

 

 

 

Overview

Program Topic: The Salmon of Humboldt Redwoods State Park – Embark on a Heroic Quest to the Sea and Back

General Description: The migratory life cycle of pacific salmon and steelhead offers students an opportunity to explore how adaptations help animals survive in different environments. During the course of this unit the life cycle of the salmon will take us from egg to adult, from freshwater streams in the redwoods to the salty Pacific Ocean, over obstacles and past predators. Students will explore the concept of watersheds in the context of the Mill Creek watershed in Humboldt county.

This unit of study provides four, one hour, in-class lessons to familiarize your students with the story of salmon and key concepts concerning migration and watersheds. The fifth lesson is a live, interactive videoconference with Park Interpreters. The interpreter will talk directly with your students about the life cycle, habitats and adaptations of the amazing pacific salmon.

Academic Content Standard Subject Area: Science


 

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Questions? Contact Us

Ryan Spencer
PORTS Interpreter
(707) 445-6568
ryan.spencer@parks.ca.gov