Be a Salmon Saver: Watersheds

Bring your class to explore Everything Travels Downstream! which features an interactive microscope station about stream food chains, a larger-than-life salmon species matching game, and information on how to “Be A Salmon Saver.”  Located indoors in the Secrets of the Forest Interpretive Center, it’s the perfect rainy day activity.

The following are some resources to guide students on watershed exploration through our Everything Travels Downstream! exhibit. Activities can be implemented in a classroom environment, either in preparation for a trip to the zoo, or as a stand-alone lesson.

  • Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds is a classroom and community activity guide for teachers that addresses issues such as endangered species, marine debris, coastal geology, water use, and much more. This curriculum is correlated to the California State Science Content Standards for grades 3 through 8.
  • Pacific Salmon & Steelhead coloring book illustrates the salmon lifecycle and how to distinguish between different salmonids.
  • Stream to Sea developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, helps students become aquatic stewards by providing learning resources and activities for primary through secondary level students.
  • Salmon in the Classroom is an easy-to-print resource provided by Oregon State University which includes lesson plans, worksheets, and field trip ideas.

Other Watershed Resources
Click here for other educational resources for grades K-12.

This project was sponsored by the California Coastal Commission Whale Tail Grant Program.

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Sep
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2016
all-day International Red Panda Day 2016
International Red Panda Day 2016
Sep 25 all-day
International Red Panda Day 2016
The Sequoia Park Zoo and Foundation invite the community to come celebrate International Red Panda Day, a FREE day sponsored by the Times Standard, on Sunday, September 25th. From 12 noon, Red Panda fans can enjoy Red Panda-themed activities for … Continue reading
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2016
all-day Boo at the Zoo
Boo at the Zoo
Oct 30 all-day
Connect with the wild inside at Sequoia Park Zoo’s annual Halloween event. Boo at the Zoo features games, costume contests, and other spooktacular surprises!

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