Creek, Bay & Ocean Field Trip Explorations

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Join KIDS for the BAY on Field Trips to explore creek, bay and ocean habitats and meet the unique plants and animals that make these environments their home. Each Field Trip teaches Next Generation Science Standards in an exciting outdoor program led by an experienced environmental science educator. Each program includes a Teacher Activity Package and three hours of instruction.

“All the activities were great! I loved how in just a few hours the kids identified plants, made art, looked for critters in the dirt and creek, and cleaned up trash!”
— Emily Bean, Melrose Leadership Academy, Oakland

Creek and Bay Field Trips for K-5th Grade Classes

In hands-on investigations, you and your students will explore:

Creek Habitats —

  • Identify aquatic invertebrates;
  • Investigate creek-side plants;
  • Create environmental art; and
  • Learn how everything in the watershed is interconnected.

Bay Habitats —

  • Explore the rocky shore;
  • Experience belly biology;
  • Hold a crab, touch a sea squirt, and observe shorebirds; and
  • Discover the unique characteristics of our local estuary.

Ocean Habitats –

  • Explore the ocean shoreline;
  • Discover special adaptations of green sea anemones, blue mussels and shoreline crabs;
  • Identify a variety of ocean seaweed species;
  • Create beach nature art; and
  • Complete a beach clean-up.

And more close-up encounters with nature!

Questions?
Andrew Patel, Program Coordinator: andrew@kidsforthebay.org  |  510-985-1602

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