Digital Resources for at-home Learning

Recursos digitales para el aprendizaje desde casa

 

Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve is excited to bring to students, parents, and teachers a variety of remote learning opportunities to learn more about the Tijuana Estuary and other coastal wetlands.  

California State Parks PORTS program is currently offering a large variety of new Home Learning Programs and On-Demand Programs to invite K-12 students into California State Parks from the comfort of their homes. Please visit their Facebook page for a list of upcoming events and to register for one of these exciting programs.

Check out the Tijuana Estuary On-Demand PORTS programs for students 3rd-12th grade. 

 

Grades K – 3rd


Students participate in an Estuary Bingo Scavenger Hunt to find a variety of terrestrial and aquatic native plants and animals. Bingo sheets have both English and Spanish text. 

 

 

 

 

Bingo sheets: Version 1Version 2Version 3Version 4

  Sing along with 2nd graders to a water song sing-along!

 

Grades 4 – 6th

Wetland Neighbors is a booklet designed to help the learner understand why wetlands of the Californias are so important for people, plants, and animals. Disponible en español

With NOAA’s Data in the Classroom, students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues. Activities consists of five, self-led modules about interpreting data.       Appropriate level in each module: Level 1

 

Grades 6 – 12th 

   

 

 

 

 

Watch a short video defining estuaries and take an estuary knowledge quiz 

 

  Watch an animation about how estuaries filter runoff from land. 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

Survival in an Estuary instructs students to investigate the range of conditions that selected animal and plant species need to survive in an estuary.

 

  With NOAA’s Data in the Classroom,  students use real-time ocean data to explore today’s most pressing environmental issues. Activities consists of five, self-led modules about interpreting data.                        Appropriate level in each module: Levels 1-5
  Scenarios of past weather events are described and students can look up the water and weather monitoring stations during that time period and see how these parameters are affected by changing conditions. 
   

 

 

 

 

NOAA’s Estuary Video Gallery contains 29 videos that cover a variety of topics from around the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. 

 

  Climate Change Interactive helps students to understand why and how climate change is impacting estuaries, as well as ways students can help reduce the impacts of climate change. 
Students who attend the virtual field trip, Detecting a Changing Climate at Tijuana Estuary, can engage a little deeper through this Flipgrid topic.

40 Years of Restoration at Tijuana Estuary: Lessons Learned

Hot off the press! Check out the newest book on the history of habitat restoration in and around the Tijuana Estuary, by Chris Nordby. 
 
SELLER’S NOTE: Many stressors have been identified by resource managers and scientists at Tijuana Estuary. Measures have been implemented to control and reverse their effects on the ecosystem. This report summarizes restoration activities and lessons learned during the last 40 years as they may inform future restoration efforts and resource management decisions.
 

DESCRIPTION: Tijuana Estuary, located in the southwestern corner of the continental U.S., has a complex history; ecologically, politically and geographically. While the estuary is located entirely within San Diego County, three fourths of its watershed is within Mexico. Each of many stressors have been identified by resource managers and scientists who work at Tijuana Estuary and measures have been implemented to control and reverse their effects on the ecosystem.

The objective of this report is to summarize restoration activities at Tijuana Estuary during approximately the last 40 years (1976-2016) with an emphasis on the lessons learned as they may inform future restoration efforts and resource management decisions. The intended audience includes resource managers and regulatory agencies, the Tijuana River Valley Recovery Team, Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve staff, future funding agencies and the general public. This report will also serve to memorialize a comprehensive list of restoration projects in a single document.

 
Purchase the book here.
 
You can also download a printable free copy.