Watershed Guardians Scientific Monitoring


Garland Ranch
Students can begin their experience by taking to the trails and observing the nature within. While hiking, students will learn about natural cycles and systems which affect the watershed, local flora and fauna, and humans impact on local habitats. At the Carmel River, students will collect scientific data about the watershed which will help scientists monitor the health of the river. 
Day 1: In class 1.5 hour intro lesson to frame the program, introduce topics, and survey their existing knowledge
Day 2: Garland Ranch or Sandy Beach
Day 3: Sandy Beach or Garland Ranch
Day 4: In class 1.5 hour wrap up to tie lessons together and post survey.

There is an option to visit both Garland and Sandy Beach on the same day.

Please ask for more details if interested.


Watershed Guardians- teacher workshop

  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from 1:00 PM  5:00 PM
  • Garland Ranch Regional ParkCarmel Valley, CA 93940 (map)

Watershed Guardians is for teachers for grades 6-12, and anyone interested in volunteering to help out. In support of students performing water quality monitoring at 5 sites along the Carmel River and to increase awareness of environmental threats to steelhead trout at Garland Regional Park. 

Wednesday, June 27th from 1:00- 4:00pm, or Friday, June 29th from 8:30am- 12:30pm.

CEU's: Continuing Education Units will be offered for teachers completing the workshop. They will also receive a Watershed Guardians Teacher Resource Packet containing: NGSS aligned 6-12th grade lesson plans, activity descriptions and materials, and access to lesson circles. 

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Please bring lunch if planning to eat a full meal onsite. 

Contact and Registration: Matt McConnell 831-648-5716 ex 11, mcconnell@pgmuseum.org