Studio Programs

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Bring the Channel Islands into your classroom by participating in a free live virtual program delivered from our mainland studio. Programs are conducted via videoconferencing platforms, such as Zoom.

Programs are offered between 9:00 am - 2:00 pm PST on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Reservations are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Schedule a Studio Program
Email us at chis_education@nps.gov. In the subject line write: Studio Program Request and your organization name. We will email you the appropriate registration application.

When you receive your application, download it and use a PDF reader to completely fill in your form (you may need to click "enable all features") or print, fill in, and scan or take a photo of the page. Save your form with your organization name (example: SchoolName_Studio Program Reservation Form) and email it to chis_education@nps.gov.


Program Descriptions
Studio programs complement teacher-developed 5E units aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and California Common Core Standards (CCSS). These units utilize a 5E model of instruction. This inquiry-based learning encourages students to construct knowledge and meaning from their experiences. It includes five stages: engage, explore, explain, extend, and evaluate. After scheduling a program, your confirmation document will include links to these 5E units. Each stuido program supports the indicated Environmental Education Initiative (EEI) principles indicated below.

Grades 3 - 5
Island of the Blue Dolphins
What clues do archeological discoveries on San Nicolas Island tell us about the Lone Woman?
Supports:
EEI Principle 1 - People Depend on Natural Systems   
EEI Principle 2 - People Influence Natural Systems


Grades 6 - 8
Island Fox Biowebs

What does the bioweb tell us about the island foxes’ role in the ecosystem?
Supports:
EEI Principle 4 - There are no Permanent or Impermeable Boundaries that Prevent Matter from Flowing Between Systems
EEI Principle 5 - Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors


Kelp Forest Monitoring
How and why do scientists monitor change in the kelp forest ecosystem?
Supports:
EEI Principle 2 - People Influence Natural Systems
EEI Principle 3 - Natural Systems Change in Ways that People Benefit From and Can Influence


Grades 9 - 12
Pygmy Mammoth

How did these creatures evolve and what clues can fossils provide about why they went extinct?
Supports:
EEI Principle 4 - There are no Permanent or Impermeable Boundaries that Prevent Matter from Flowing Between Systems
EEI Principle 5 - Decisions Affecting Resources and Natural Systems are Complex and Involve Many Factors

Last updated: April 14, 2022

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