Program Descriptions for Channel Islands Live Distance Learning

Channel Islands Live programs engage students in learning about the marine and terrestrial ecosystems of the Channel Islands through activities that support the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards. Activities focus on important practices used by scientists, such as asking questions and evaluating and communicating information. Students interact live with park rangers on Anacapa Island, a remote island off the southern California coast, during these presentations.


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  • Channel Islands National Park

    Channel Islands Live Dive: 4th Grade

    Diver in kelp forest with lobster. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

    Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. As kelp forest inhabitants are encountered, fourth grade students identify their roles as producers or consumers. Food chains are constructed. What if one organism in a food chain disappears? What if some condition in the kelp forest changes?

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Channel Islands National Park

    Channel Islands Live Dive: 5th Grade

    Diver with lobster in kelp forest. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

    Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. The role of kelp as a producer and, therefore, its ability to produce oxygen through photosynthesis are emphasized. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Channel Islands National Park

    Channel Islands Live Dive: 6th Grade

    Diver in kelp forest. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

    Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. As kelp forest inhabitants are encountered, students identify their roles as producers or consumers. Food chains are constructed and the transfer of energy is discussed. Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Channel Islands National Park

    Channel Islands Live Dive: High School

    Diver in kelp forest. ©Brett Seymour, National Park Service

    Students explore the kelp forest with a park ranger-diver through an interactive distance learning program. Program emphasis is on the park's kelp forest inventory and monitoring program and the rationale for creation of marine protected areas (MPAs). Affects of human activities on kelp forests are also explored.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    High School: Ninth Grade through Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science
  • Chumash paddling tomol along coast. ©Micheal Ward

    Early Island Chumash had the same basic needs we have today, yet provided for them in different ways. Students participate in a live, interactive visit with a park ranger on Anacapa Island to learn how humans use the natural resources around them to provide their basic needs. A program goal is for students to develop an appreciation and stewardship of the American Indian culture on the park islands while learning about their own connections to the past.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Science,Social Studies
  • Tongva watching arrival of fishing vessel.  ©Micheal Ward

    Students discover Anacapa Island through an interactive, live visit with a park ranger and learn about the Channel Islands' tie to the book Island of the Blue Dolphins. They identify basic human needs and find out how these needs are met by people living on islands with fewer and less diversity of resources.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Upper Elementary: Third Grade through Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    Literacy and Language Arts,Science,Social Studies
  • Ranger with visitor on beach.

    Students explore park ranger jobs through meeting a ranger in an interactive distance learning program. Students learn about job responsibilities by using objects from the ranger's backpack as discussion prompts. Program was specially developed for classes reading Exploring Parks with Ranger Dockett in their Houghton Mifflin Harcourt language arts textbook. Can be adapted for other grade levels.

    Type:
    Distance Learning
    Grade level:
    Lower Elementary: Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade
    Subjects:
    Science,Social Studies

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