Tijuana Estuary Explorers

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Tijuana Estuary Explorers

Grades 3-6

“Tijuana Estuary Explorers” is an in-class and field trip program, targeted at 3rd – 6th grade, that meets state standards and incorporates reading, writing and science into four comprehensive activities about the Tijuana Estuary and its watershed.

Using a personalized field journal, students will read the field notes written by two characters, Pablo and Silvia Hernandez, as they explore the watershed and estuary that the students too will soon visit. Along with their journal notes, students will find pages to start their own journal, using the questions and activities provided.

two students participating in Estuary Explorers program

Teacher Training

A mandatory 3 hour teacher training is required for all teachers who wish to participate in this program. The training will guide teachers through the student journal and teacher’s guide, which encompasses the in-class and field portions of the program. Training sessions are held periodically based on interest. If you have a group of four or more teachers that are interested in a training, we will work with you to coordinate a session. Contact Anne Marie Tipton at 619-575-3613 ext.304 or with any questions or to schedule a training.

The next Tijuana Estuary Explorers training will be in a hybrid format. The virtual portions will be from 3:15 - 4:15PM on September 11 & 12, the in-person portion will be from 4:00 - 5:00PM on September 15, 2023. Click here to view the flyer and register today!

Learn more about the teacher training opportunities provided by the Tijuana Estuary.

Program Materials

Download the Teacher’s Guide
Download the Student Journal

M.A.R.S.H. vs. Estuary Explorers

Are asking yourself “what is the difference is between the M.A.R.S.H. and the Estuary Explorers programs?” Click here for a quick, yet detailed explanation.

Schedule your class trip

Reservations: Field trips should be booked at least 2 weeks in advance.
Cost: No fee for this program.