Opening the World of Science Through
Inspire students to engage with nature–and extend their excitement to their community and beyond. We collaborate with school districts to provide NGSS-aligned, hands-on lessons that apply science practices and ignite curiosity about the world. Students develop observation skills and learn concepts that help them understand the many interactions in nature, and the role we play in maintaining healthy ecosystems. As a result, students are empowered to care for the environment within their watershed and local communities.
How Our Lessons Work
The goals of this Nature Journaling Series are to improve students’ observation skills, provide opportunities for them to engage in science practices, and strengthen their connection to the natural world. The series includes three introductory lessons that lay the groundwork for nature journaling, and an additional five lessons using different approaches to observation that challenge and engage students to ask questions and make conclusions using higher level thinking skills.
We Offer Virtual Teacher Training
New series January 23, 30 and February 6, 2021: 10-11 am, these interactive trainings provide teachers with the skills and confidence to lead nature journaling lessons. Teachers will gain an understanding of the benefits of nature journaling and its alignment to NGSS.
Here’s what teachers are saying about this training:
“I feel more confident integrating nature journaling into my class.”
“I liked practicing and trying one technique during each session.”
“I appreciate the direct connections to educational standards.”
Teachers that sign up and attend our training will receive nature journaling kits for their students that include science notebook, backpack, hand lens, and more.*
*Nature journaling kits available to teachers in San Diego, Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles County, while supplies last.