Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds

Cover Art by Mary Sievert

Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds is a classroom and community activity guide for teachers that addresses issues such as endangered species, marine debris, coastal geology, water use, and much more. The guide is available to California educators for free from the California Coastal Commission, or it can be downloaded as a PDF.


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After using Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds with students, please let us know what you think! Please submit an online evaluation, or download a PDF to print and mail back to us.

 

DOWNLOAD WAVES, WETLANDS, AND WATERSHEDS:

Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds is available in a printable PDF format. You may download the entire document, or download it by chapter. (Please note: Due to copyright agreements, three activities are not available in PDF format.) Download Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds as a PDF.

 

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT:

Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds was designed to align with California's previous State Content Standards in science for grades 3 through 8, which are noted within each activity. The activities can also support student aquisition of the Next Generation Science Standards.

The State of California's Education and the Environment Initiative has developed a set of Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) for elementary and secondary schools. A PDF is available showing how Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds addresses the EP&C Learning Objectives.

 

SPANISH SUPPLEMENT:

Printable Spanish translations of the student handouts in Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds:
•   Spanish Language Student Handouts (1.7MB)

 

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS FOR EDUCATORS:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
9:30am-noon
San Francisco Estuary Institute
4911 Central Avenue
Richmond, Contra Costa County
San Francisco Estuary Institute
In partnership with California Education and the Environment Initiative
*Workshop Flyer
*Register online
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
4-6pm
Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park
393 Violetti Road
Santa Rosa, Sonoma County
Environmental Discovery Center at Spring Lake Regional Park
In partnership with Sonoma County Regional Parks
Workshop Flyer
*Register by email or at 415-597-5888. See below for details.

As workshops are scheduled, they will be posted here. If you would like to participate in an orientation workshop for Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds, (unless directed otherwise above) please send an e-mail to Annie.Frankel@coastal.ca.gov which includes your contact information, as well as the name of your school or program and the grade level that you teach. Workshops are open to both formal and informal educators. If you would like to volunteer your location (e.g. school, museum, visitor center) for a workshop, please use the same contact.

 

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