Into the Redwood Forest
This education program has been revised. All participating teachers accepted into the program, including returning teachers, must attend the Teacher Workshop on January 11, 2014.
Please see link at bottom of page for Into the Redwood Forest introductory video.
Into the Redwood Forest immerses your students in the magic of Muir Woods National Monument, one of the last remaining old-growth redwood forests in the Bay Area. Through both individual and small group work, students use plant identification cards and information about the Coast Miwok relationship to the woods to familiarize themselves with the habitats and history of the forest. At the woods, students investigate and pose information questions and questions for deeper meaning as they construct their own understanding of survival and adaptation the redwood forest.
Classroom preparation – lessons delivered by the teacher and NPS staff with resources provided by the park
Field session – the forest experience in which students investigate the forest, engage in scientific inquiry, and discuss cultural uses of the land
Classroom Assessment - opportunities for students to demonstrate what they have learned through writing stories or illustrated poems based on evidence gleaned from plant identification cards, information on Coast Miwok land use, and their own forest visit.
Did You Know?
One of the oldest tidal gauges in the country at Crissy Field shows 8 inches of sea level rise over the past 100 years (a rate 2 to 10 times higher than the previous 5000 years). We could see 2 to 3 more rise in the next 100 years.