Education at the Tijuana River NERR
Tijuana Estuary High School Teacher’s Guide – Grades 6-12
Next Training: May 18-19, 2017
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Please call 619-575-3613 ext.304, 305, or 306 to inquire about and be notified of upcoming trainings. The annual training generally takes place in May, here is a draft agenda for the training.
The Tijuana Estuary High School Teachers’ Guide is an interdisciplinary high school curriculum designed to educate students about the valuable Tijuana River Estuary natural and cultural resources. It was developed to align to State Content Standards and it is the only field-based estuary science high school program in the County. To learn how to reserve a field trip, please open the section below titled Field Trip Activities.
The target audience of the Tijuana Estuary High School Teachers’ Guide are the biology, ecology, marine science, English, and art students and teachers in San Diego County, especially South Bay.
To complement the Tijuana Estuary High School Teachers’ Guide, we recommend using our national program’s Estuaries 101 Curriculum. Estuaries 101, the new on-line science curriculum from NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserve System, provides powerful ways for students to learn fundamental concepts in science and develop scientific thinking skills, as well as explore the nation’s biologically rich and economically important estuaries. From flying over an estuary with “Google Maps” to tracking the path and impact of a hurricane, Estuaries 101 modules feature hands-on learning, experiments, field-based activities and data explorations.
The following pdf files make up the Tijuana Estuary High School Teachers’ Guide, they include both the chapters and lesson plans to be done in the classroom and also the field trip guide for programs done here at the Reserve which are based upon the knowledge gained in the classroom portions of the teacher’s guide. Please be sure to read the introduction first to get a better understanding of how to use this curriculum:
Limited transportation reimbursements are currently available for schools who currently cannot attend the Reserve’s free, high quality environmental education programs due to lack of transportation funds. Teachers must have attended a training at the Reserve. Please complete the request form and contact Anne Marie Tipton for details if you are interested, annemarie.tipton(at)parks.ca.gov or (619) 575-3613, ext. 304.