Animal Spotlight: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Animal Spotlight: Benthic Macroinvertebrates

Activity Overview Grades: 5th-7thLength 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 scientists...
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: Get to Know Your Local Plants

Activity: Get to Know Your Local Plants

Activity Overview Grades: 1st-3rdTime: 30-40 minutesAdult support needed? Youth will need permission or supervision as they observe/draw a plant outside. Let’s get to know local plants! Local plants, especially native plants, play an important role in helping to...
Activity: Become a Steelhead Trout Expert

Activity: Become a Steelhead Trout Expert

Activity Overview Grades: 3,4,5thLength of Time: 30 minutes to 1 hour Adult Support Needed?: No Steelhead trout are one of the native fish species that calls the San Lorenzo River home. They have a very unique life cycle. Steelhead trout are born and grow up in the...