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: 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...
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...