EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

New for the 2018-2019 school year, Save Our Shores is rolling out a new educational model. Now with grade-level specific, NGSS aligned curriculum, our educational programming is designed to fit flawlessly into teachers’ school year. Contact us now to schedule your free experiences with Save Our Shores!

Each grade experience includes two classroom visits and one beach field trip. The first visit explores a theme relations to the healthy habitats of Monterey Bay. The following field trip takes students to a local beach and allows for student-developed explanations and exploration to deepen their understanding of the concepts. The final visit ties it all together with a culminating project or effort. Our science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs help students discover their connection with the Bay, build healthy eco-identities, and become environmental stewards of our coasts and ocean.

Classroom Programs and Fieldtrips

To begin scheduling your students’ educational experience, please fill out our request form. We’ll be in touch soon. 

EDUCATION PROGRAM REQUEST FORM

STUDENT DATA CARD

Need data cards for your class? You can use the PDF included below to print and utilize for your next cleanup!

STUDENT DATA CARD

Five Save Our Shore student data cards lay fanned out on a wooden floor.

TOPICS AND NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS (NGSS) COVERED WITHIN OUR LESSONS

Phenomenon: There are many different kinds of animals at the beach.

Guiding Question: What can I observe about the animals at the beach?

Supports:

DCIs: LS1.A Structure and Function; LS1.D Information Processing;  LS3.B Variation of Traits

SEPs: Constructing Explanations; Obtaining Information; Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

CCCs: Patterns; Structure and Function

CA EP&Cs: I.A; I.B; II.C

Phenomenon: There’s trash in my community!  

Guiding Question: How do we prevent litter?

Supports:

DCIs: PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter; ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

SEPs: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Engaging in Argument from Evidence

CCCs: Cause and Effect; Patterns; Scale, Proportion, & Quantity

CA EP&Cs: I.A; II.A; IV.A;.

Phenomenon: Sometimes, wild animals need help.

Guiding Question: How can I help animals in Monterey Bay?

Supports:

DCIs: LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience; LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior; LS4.C: Adaptations; LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans; ETS1.B

SEPs: Engaging in Argument from Evidence

CCCs: Cause and Effect

CA EP&Cs: II.A; II.C; IV.A; IV.B; IV.C

Phenomenon: Humans change the world around them.

Guiding Question: How does my environment and my community change over time?

Supports:

DCIs: ESS1.C: The History of Planet Earth; ESS3.B: Natural Hazards; ETS1.B: Designing Solutions to Engineering Problems; ETS1.C: Optimizing the Design Solution

SEPs: Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions; Developing and Using Models

CCCs: Cause and Effect; Patterns; Systems and System Models; 

CA EP&Cs: III.A; III.C

Phenomenon: Animals and plants are connected in Monterey Bay, but may struggle in the face of pollution.

Guiding Question: Why is Monterey Bay home to so many animals?

Supports: DCIs: PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life; LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems; ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

SEPs: Developing and Using Models

CCCs: Cause and Effect; Patterns; Systems and System Models; Energy and Matter

CA EP&Cs: IV.B

Phenomenon: There’s litter on the ground and I don’t know where it came from. 

Guiding Question: How does litter get moved around? 

Supports:

DCIs: ESS2.C: The Roles of Water in Earth’s Surface Processes; ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth Systems

SEPs: Developing and Using Models; Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions

CCCs: Cause and Effect; Systems and System Models

CA EP&Cs: IV.B

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Other ages and youth groups may also be served. We may not be able to offer busing for programs outside of Monterey Bay. Please feel free to contact us for a customized program.

Featured photos by Emily Pomeroy and Save Our Shores