For Middle School Teachers
LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is a free environmental monitoring and education program for students, educators, and volunteer groups. This hands-on program was developed to monitor the ocean and coastal ecosystems of California's National Marine Sanctuaries to increase awareness and stewardship of these important areas.
Watershed Guardians is a free program that provides an opportunity for students 6th through 12th grade to learn about steelhead trout and monitor the water quality in the watershed habitats they depend on to survive. Students will be visited in the classroom by a Museum educator providing a presentation covering the steelhead trout life cycle, human activities that threaten steelhead survival, and the basics of water quality testing.
After the classroom lesson students will go on a 1.5 hour field trip where they will conduct multiple water quality tests in the field. Curriculums will be provided for teachers to conduct follow up lessons that involve entering and analyzing data, further inquiry, and stewardship.
The Museum supports Teachers with a rich variety of resources!
Classroom Kits, Check out a free kit for your classroom with activities and objects from the Museum's Education Collection.
LiMPETS Citizen Science Workshop. The Museum holds two Teacher Workshops to train teachers in how to utilize the LiMPETS program to meet Next Generation Science Standards.
Shape of Life, beautiful free videos aligned to Next Generation Science Standards and resources. It's easy to stream or download.