San Lorenzo River Scavenger Hunts

San Lorenzo River Scavenger Hunts

A New Way to Explore the San Lorenzo River- Scavenger Hunts! (El texto en español se encuentra a continuación) Walking and bicycling along the Santa Cruz Riverwalk is really fun, but wouldn’t it be more fun with a scavenger hunt in hand? Notice things you...
Animal Spotlight: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Animal Spotlight: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Activity Overview Grades: 5th-7th Length of Time: 30 minutes Adult Support Needed?: No Benthic Macroinvertebrates are small animals (usually bugs) that live at the bottom of the San Lorenzo River. Benthic macroinvertebrates are an important food source, help...
Activity: Neighborhood Trash Study

Activity: Neighborhood Trash Study

Activity Overview Ready to be a scientist? This is your chance to contribute to community science and help collect important data about neighborhood trash levels! You will explore your neighborhood streets and document how much trash you see, learning about the...
Activity: Green Home Detectives

Activity: Green Home Detectives

Activity Overview Grade: K-7thTime: 30 minutesAdult support needed? Self-guided student activity, however younger students may need adult support with some of the questions.  Explore your home to learn how your family can help reduce waste, save energy and save water....
Activity: Water Level and Steelhead Trout Migration

Activity: Water Level and Steelhead Trout Migration

Activity Overview Grades: 3,4,5thLength of Time: 30 minutesAdult Support Needed?: No Here in Santa Cruz, steelhead trout migrate from San Lorenzo River in the Santa Cruz Mountains to the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. This journey is a challenge and many...