Explorers – Tijuana River Watershed Activity

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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)parks.ca.gov, 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
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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