Archives for September 2012

Explorers – Tijuana River Watershed Activity

Dear Education Partner:
We would like to share with you the artwork completed as part of a Girl Scout Gold Award project by Courtney Payton, a senior at Scripps Ranch High School.  It includes graphics for the Watershed classroom activity for our Tijuana Estuary Explorers elementary level program.  We hope it will be useful to your educational activities.  The new artwork and our lesson plans (English & Spanish) are available by clicking on links below.

Please feel free to contact me, amtipton(at), if you would like a copy of the Teacher’s Guide for this curriculum.

Anne Marie Tipton, Education Coordinator 


Tijuana Estuary Explorers – Watershed Activity Lesson Plan & Discussion Questions

Interactive Tijuana River Watershed Mural
medium resolution (2 MB)
high resolution (19.5 MB)

Interactive Mural Pieces

Letter from Courtney




The Tijuana Estuary would like to thank Courtney Payton for making the artistic updates to our lesson possible.  Congratulations to Courtney on achieving the highest award in Girl Scouts – the Gold Award.


Also available are Courtney’s Kid-Friendly “How-to Draw” Bird Art Lessons.
– Great Blue Heron
– Northern Harrier
– Anna’s Hummingbird
– California Least Tern
– Long-billed Curlew

October is Kids FREE Month!

VISIT: for more information and to print your free coupon.

Kids are invited to explore San Diego’s diverse museums – for FREE! From October 1 – 31, children ages 12 and under receive FREE admission with a paid adult (limit 2) at 40 arts, cultural, and science museums. Explore the hidden treasures of the ocean or the far reaches of outer space. Delve into local history, visual arts, botanical gardens, architectural treasures – and more!

To participate, download the Kids Free in October voucher at Simply present the voucher at the participating museum’s admissions desk. A full directory of participating venues can be found on the San Diego Museum Council’s website.

Note: This offer does not include special events/exhibits or field trips.

TIP: You need one coupon per museum visit, so print out several to have on hand. One coupon is good for 2 children.



Museum Mash-Up!

EVENT DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2017
TIME: 10 am to 1 pm
The New Children’s Museum Park, 200 W. Island Ave.,
in downtown San Diego.
COST: Free to attend

Kids Free in October kicks off with Museum Mash Up!

Museum Mash Up will be held at The New Children’s Museum Park, 200 W. Island Ave., in downtown San Diego. Families are invited to check out fun, hands-on activities presented by ten museums, including the Fleet Science Center, San Diego Natural History Museum, Barona Museum, San Diego Model Railroad Museum, Tijuana Estuary, and more!

Plus, kids will love the live animal encounter with Living Coast Discovery Center, and interactive performances by Ms. Smarty-Plants™️ with The Water Conservation Garden and a Drum Circle with the Museum of Making Music. But wait, there’s more! The grand finale will be a performance by musicians from the San Diego Symphony!

Check out the Facebook event page HERE.

The park and museum area easily accessible by bus or trolley. Children 12 and under ride free with a paid adult on the MTS trolley and bus routes on Saturdays and Sundays!

Free to attend! Come out and have some family fun.