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...
Activity: What Makes A River Healthy?

Activity: What Makes A River Healthy?

Activity Overview A healthy river sustains many different kinds of life, including people, plants, birds, bugs and fish! The San Lorenzo River is really important to life in Santa Cruz. It provides drinking water for over 100,000 people. The San Lorenzo River is also...
Activity: Saving Water, Saving Fish

Activity: Saving Water, Saving Fish

Activity Overview Grades: K-3rdLength of Time: 30 minutes to 1 hourAdult Support Needed?: Not likely, younger students may need help gathering the supplies. We all live in a watershed and we all need water to live and grow. Both humans and steelhead trout depend on...
Activity: Nature’s Water Filter

Activity: Nature’s Water Filter

Activity Overview Grade: 2nd-5thTime: 30 minutes to 1 hourAdult support needed? Generally a self-guided activity, may need some support with set-up. Ready for some fun? Let’s clean our water the way nature does, using rocks, pebbles and sand. As cities and towns...
Activity: Let’s Stop Erosion Design Challenge

Activity: Let’s Stop Erosion Design Challenge

Activity Overview Grades: 3rd-5thTime: 30 minutes to one hourAdult support needed? Self-guided student activity, will need help finding materials and a good spot to do the activity.¬† Ready for a challenge? Let’s stop stream bank erosion. Erosion is the movement...