Schoolwide Science and Environmental Action Program

KIDS for the BAY will engage your entire elementary school community in hands-on science lessons aligned with Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core Curriculum. Each grade level will adopt a special habitat and learn how the school neighborhood, local creeks, the San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean are inter-connected in the unique San Francisco Bay estuary watershed.

“Science is often the lost subject in elementary schools. It is very valuable to have KIDS for the BAY come in and help us not only teach science but take it to another level by giving students meaningful hands-on experiences with their local environment and ensuring that they become part of preservation efforts.”

Gabriel Chilcott, Principal, Mira Vista School, Richmond

Students will perform science experiments, build ecosystem models, investigate real organisms and much more! Professional development in environmental science education will be provided for teachers. Take action as a school to reduce plastic trash and waste, practice the Five Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Refuse) and conserve water and energy.

Included for each class of students and their teacher:

  • two hands-on Science Lessons taught by the KIDS for the BAY Educator
  • one Environmental Action Project led by the KIDS for the BAY Educator
  • one Schoolwide Action Project Event facilitated by the KIDS for the BAY Educator
  • one Grade Level Specific Curriculum Guide including Teacher Preparation Lessons, Science Lessons, Action Projects, event materials and special research projects.

Optional Field Trips to creek, bay or ocean habitats are also available.

“We feel so fortunate to work with KIDS for the BAY. They have brought exciting hands-on science lessons to our classrooms and supported our teachers in teaching science. Our whole school has become more aware of the actions we can take to care for the environment and we take our responsibility to do out part very seriously thanks to KIDS for the BAY.”

Audrey Amos, Principal, John Muir Elementary School, Berkeley

To bring the KIDS for the BAY Schoolwide Program to your school, please contact:

Mandi Billinge, Executive Director: