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Elkhorn Slough Education: Teacher Workshops

Teachers! We invite you to explore this unique outdoor classroom. The Reserve offers you and your students a rare opportunity to deepen appreciation for estuaries, wetlands and watersheds. This ONE day workshop will provide you with the background needed to lead a content and experientially rich field trip at Elkhorn Slough Reserve.


The 2015 workshop dates have passed. Details about upcoming workshops will be coming soon.


9:00 am: Snacks and networking
9:15 am: Presentations begin
5:00 pm: Depart

Place: Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve, 1700 Elkhorn Road, Watsonville, CA 95076

There is no charge for this workshop.
One (1) CEU available through CSU Monterey Bay, registration required.

This one day, 8 hr. workshop combines informative presentations with topical field walks in order to prepare teachers to lead content and experientially rich field trips at the Elkhorn Slough Reserve. Teachers will get an opportunity to deepen their understanding of estuaries, wetlands, watersheds, and conservation issues, such as coastal resiliency and greenhouse gas sequestration; experience life from the salt marsh and mudflats to the grasslands and oak woodlands; and observe the plants and animals that depend upon these habitats. Elkhorn Slough Reserve Education team will model grade appropriate curricula. Workshop participants will receive background and activity materials.

After the course – Teachers will be certified to bring classes to the Reserve. They will have year round access to the trails, field research tools, and the microscope teaching lab as well as teaching kits for use at the Reserve and in their classroom.

Download the Flyer with all the details (.pdf, 111KB)
Download the Workshop Application (.pdf, 22KB)

For more information call the Education Staff at ESNERR: (831) 728-2822.


Above: Teacher workshop participants collecting plankton samples.

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