6th Grade Programs

Earthquake Geology*

In the Earthquake Geology program, students will explore how earthquake movement creates the land patterns they see in this area, map the San Andreas Fault, and design their own earthquake safe structures. NGSS Program.

Available options: In-person, Asynchronous (coming soon!)

In-Person

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom kits: Engineering Safe Structures; Mapping the San Andreas; and Shaping the Land

Asynchronous (coming soon!)

Students will be guided through the Earthquake Geology field trip highlights on a virtual/pre-recorded tour of the Los Trancos trail. The ~20-minute video will stop at each of the unique locations on this trail that help to highlight how the earth moves during an earthquake and the visible signs that scientists use to verify that earthquakes have happened in the past.

*Standard Field Trip option:

Los Trancos Open Space Preserve
Los Trancos Site Guide
Los Trancos Map

Marine Ecology*

(In-Person Only) In the Marine Ecology program, students will learn about the dynamics of the ocean, its currents and tides, and how these create a healthy underwater environment. They will explore the adaptations of a variety of marine life from tide pool creatures to the largest marine mammals. EV Classic.

Total time for each classroom: 90 minutes

Classroom Activities: Explore the Ocean Floor; Oil Spill; Squid Dissection

*Standard Field Trip option: Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (subject to availability)
Fitzgerald Site Guide
Fitzgerald Map