I: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Educational Resource Calendar and Teacher Resource Guide DVD-ROM
The calendar provides interesting, fun facts and information about the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, and can be used as a teaching tool to satisfy California Common CORE Reguirement. It is delivered free to all fifth grade classrooms throughout East Contra Costa County, Martinez, Rio Vista and along Highway 160.
The included DVD/CD features is a classroom supplement to the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Educational Resource Guide Calendar, features monthly activities and assignments focusing on science, language arts and history. Included are printable lesson sheets, experiments and how-to guides.
The 2014 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Educational Resource Guide Calendars and Teacher Resource Guides will be delivered to classrooms in December 2013.
II: Classroom Based Educational Program
The Delta Science Center is taking reservations for the free 50-minute classroom program that brings the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta to the students at their schools. The in-classroom program corresponds with grade level Common CORE requirements for 5th grade classrooms. The program features fish, plankton and animals of the Delta, water sampling for pH values, dissolved oxygen and turbidity, language art activity and a short Delta presentation. The program also offers information on Delta plants and soils, identification of Delta macroinvertebrates and more. For more information on signing up for your classroom email email@example.com.
III: Educational Shoreline Tours
The Delta Science Center will offer site tours at the East Bay Regional Park District's Big Break Regional Shoreline Park, Oakley beginning in Spring of 2014. We'll be announcing the first date opportunity as soon as we get the go ahead from the Park District, so keep an watch on this page for further details.
In the meantime, keep a watch as we start to come up with other local venues in the region. The DSC is working on finding other potential shoreline sites to host shoreline tours throughout the East Contra Costa County Delta shoreline area, Rio Vista and along the Hwy. 160 shoreline. Last school year we were able to offer programs at local marinas. We understand the issues with schools and busing. Sometimes the closer the site is to the school the better. The tours will include testing water quality, checking out local plankton, learning about plants, birds and animals within the area and more.
When the park is ready the Delta Science Center will be working on a shoreline walking tour for both school children and the general public.
IV: Hands-on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Tours
The Delta Science Center believes it is important for students to hands-on experiences to better understand the ecology of the Delta. That is why they work to help get students out on the Delta on a boat tour. For some students this will be the first time they have ever been on a boat. There are several boating companies in the area that offer educational boating tours on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta where students have the opportunity to observe, measure and interact with fish, invertebrates and other forms of life on the Delta. The Delta Science Center is presently working on developing this program and partnering with local agencies and boating companies to bring this program to the area year round.
How can your classroom become involved in one of the above programs?
The 2014 Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Educational Resource Guide Calendar and Teacher Resource Guide will be delivered to schools from Martinez to Discovery Bay and Rio Vista to Clarksburg during the month of December 2013. For those interested in participating in the program, the Teacher Resource Guide will be uploaded on this site as new material becomes available. Watch for updates.
Teacher volunteers needed to help in development of future programs.
The Delta Science Center is always looking for teachers and educators who are interested in helping to build an informative educational program to help teach students and the public the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ecology. To volunteer contact the Delta Science Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.