3rd Grade Programs

Adaptations: Baylands Ecology*

In the Adaptations: Baylands Ecology program, students will learn about how Baylands animals and plants have adapted to live in this brackish environment. NGSS Program. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Skulls; Salt Marsh Plants; Bird Adaptations; Bird Utensils

*Field Trip option:
Palo Alto Baylands
Baylands Site Guide
Palo Alto Baylands Map

 

Adaptations: Foothills Ecology*

In the Adaptations: Foothills Ecology program, students will learn about the variety of habitats found in the California foothills, from grasslands to redwood forests. They will learn how living things are able to survive in a forested or grassland habitat due to their adaptations. NGSS Program. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Skulls; Tree Adaptations; Bird Adaptations; Bird Utensils

*Field Trip options:
Windy Hill Open Space Preserve
Windy Hill Site Guide
Windy Hill Map

 

Huddart Park
Huddart Site Guide
Huddart Park Map

 

Stevens Creek County Park
Stevens Creek Site Guide
Stevens Creek Map

 

Adaptations: Marine Ecology*

In the Adaptations: Marine Ecology program, students will learn about how the adaptations of a variety of marine life from tide pool creatures, to the largest marine mammals, enable them to survive in the same habitat. NGSS Program. *Field Trip option available.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Skulls; Kelp; Bird Adaptations; Tidepool Camouflage

*Field Trip option:
Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (as space allows)
Fitzgerald Site Guide
Fitzgerald Map

 

Early California Indians: An Environmental Focus

In the Early California Indians: An Environmental Focus program, students will explore how Early California Indians lived gently on the environment while they were hunting, gathering food like acorns, making tools, twisting grasses for everything from twine to boats, and even playing games. EV Classic.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Tools; Cordage; Games; Acorn Grinding, or Hunting (if nut allergies)