Habitat Detectives

Grades K-1

All teachers new to Habitat Detectives must attend the Teacher Workshop on January 16, 2020.

How does a healthy habitat help living things thrive?

Stairs to Golden Gate Bridge from Warming Hut

Enchant your curious little ones as you go hillside to bayside. Your students investigate, then draw and share observations as they get an up-close look at woodland or lagoon habitats near Fort Point and Crissy Field. From banana slugs to great blue herons, park wildlife offers us living lessons about nature.

Program Description
Habitat Detectives uses the Understanding by Design framework and aligns with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Habitat Detectives is structured in four parts:
Classroom Preparation – Teacher delivers lessons with resources provided by NPS.
Classroom Pre-Site Visit- Ranger visits your classroom to prepare students for the park field session.
Field Session- Students engage in scientific inquiry and discuss elements of a healthy habitat.
Classroom Assessment- Students have opportunities to demonstrate what they have learned from their field trip.

Habitat Detectives Teacher Guide

Habitat Detectives Teacher Guide

Find teacher guide and curriculum for Habitat Detectives.

Last updated: September 9, 2019

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