Here's the Dirt!
New teachers must attend the January 31, 2009 Teacher Workshop.
See what it takes to grow a national park—get down and dirty in the Golden Gate Native Plant Nurseries, where you’ll help NPS, Parks Conservancy, and Presidio Trust staff grow native plants that will be used in habitat restoration. A box filled with fun, pre-visit activities prepares your students for their nursery experience. On-site, students engage in a variety of nursery tasks, including transplanting, composting, seed cleaning, and plant identification. Not only will your students learn about the environmental value of native plants, seed dispersal, plant diversity, and plant adaptation, they will also forge valuable connections to their neighborhood national park.
Here's the Dirt utilizes a student-centered learning approach. Lessons are organized so students can build on the knowledge they have already gained. Each activity, indoors and outside, is based on helping students achieve science education standards.
Did You Know?
The tectonic forces that formed San Andreas Lake, in San Mateo County, are similar to those that formed Loch Ness in Scotland, the home of "Nessie," the rumored Loch Ness monster.