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    Channel Islands: From Shore to Sea Curriculum

    Explore California's Channel Islands with this 4th-9th grade curriculum. Explore »

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    Channel Islands: From Shore to Sea Curriculum

    Channel Islands: From Shore to Sea Curriculum

    The From Shore to Sea curriculum was developed as part of the JASON Project's expedition to the Channel Islands in 2003. The multidisciplinary, standards-based curriculum is aligned with national and state standards in science, math, language arts, and social science for grades 4-9. The curriculum has been certified by the State of California Learning Resource Network.

Did You Know?

1994 pygmy mammoth excavation, Santa Rosa Island

The world's most complete pygmy mammoth specimen was discovered on Santa Rosa Island in 1994. These miniature mammoths, only four to six feet tall, once roamed island grasslands and forests during the Pleistocene.