Enhanced Whale Watching Cruise
Grade Level: 3-6
Class Size: Up to 80 students
Duration: 10 AM – 12 PM
Take to the seas under the guidance of a trained Newport Landing marine educator, who will facilitate as students help collect data for five different at-sea studies. Monitor bird populations, examine tiny plankton, and keep your eyes peeled for any sign of fascinating marine mammals.
For more information, visit the Newport Whales website.
Restoration Citizen Science Program
Grade Level: 5
Class Size: Up to 32 students
Duration: 9 AM – 1 PM
Price: $500/field trip; $250/field trip for Teacher Learning Community members
There is much that we don’t know about restoration, but your students are about to help us tackle this land management challenge first-hand at Crystal Cove State Park. This six-week program, consisting of two field trips to Crystal Cove State Park and an integrated in-class curriculum that is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, immerses fifth grade students in the science of restoration. Students work with scientists to ask questions, collect data, and analyze their findings in order to identify the best strategies to use in restoring Crystal Cove State Park’s Moro Canyon. Limited spots available each year.
Crystal Cove State Park Interpretive School Program
Grade Level: 2-5
Class Size: Up to 60 students
Crystal Cove State Park invites students to participate in a variety of interpretive educational programs. These programs are available for school and other organized groups throughout the year in the park. All programs are curriculum-based, fun, and interactive and can be adapted to any grade level by Ranger Winter, one of Crystal Cove’s most beloved interpreters. Possible areas of focus cover everything from tidepools and ecology to unhuggables and birding.
For more information, visit the Crystal Cove State Park website.
Grade Level: 2-5
Class Size: Up to 40
Duration: 45-50 minutes
Crystal Cove Conservancy is a proud supporter of the Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students (PORTS) Distance Learning Program. PORTS delivers live videoconferences from California State Parks directly into K-12 classrooms via Skype. Crystal Cove PORTS programs help students learn about tidepool ecology and the science of habitat restoration during an engaging and interactive presentation with a park interpreter. Programs are aligned with Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards and are free of charge.
For more information, visit the PORTS website.