Creating Coastal Stewardship through Science Curriculum Guides
The seven guides below were created by teachers for teachers in 2003 and, therefore, do not reflect current California State NGSS and Common Core standards; however, the content may still be valuable for educational use. They provide middle school students with opportunities to observe natural processes at Point Reyes National Seashore to stimulate interest in science and environmental stewardship. Each guide is designed to facilitate hands-on learn experiences using science and the environment. Natural resources such as tule elk, California quail, Pacific gray whales, northern elephant seals, and the San Andreas Fault are highlighted because they are easy to identify and observe. All activities are linked to the California and National Science Standards.
Free Curriculum CD
These curricula are available on CD-ROM by calling 415-464-5139. In your message, please leave your name, address, and school affiliation.
Investigating Tule Elk
Identifying Resident Birds
144 pages 1.8 MB
Monitoring Creek Health
Uncovering the San Andreas Fault
Download PDFs of the wayside panels along the Earthquake Trail.
Discovering Northern Elephant Seals
Observing Pacific Gray Whales
170 pages 840 KB
Reserve Free Teaching Materials for Field Trip
Teacher Resource Backpacks accompany each of these guides as well as binoculars, a spotting scope, and clipboards - all of which may be borrowed free of charge from the Bear Valley Visitor Center.
Call 415-464-5139 to reserve materials specific to your field trip.
If you would like more information about these exciting programs, please contact Anela Kopshever at 415-464-5139 or by email.
Last updated: April 24, 2020