"I was really inspired to take my kids outdoors. The thinking skills - I notice, I wonder, and it reminds me of - were so simple, yet so powerful. I loved the drawing instruction too. I didn't get the integration of science and language arts before the workshop, and after, not only do I see the full connection, but I also feel comfortable in actually implementing language arts in my science class."
The California Institute for Biodiversity helps teachers connect rigorous scientific knowledge and a love of nature by integrating activities, scientific practices, cross-cutting concepts, and understanding of natural phenomena.
CIB brings this unique combination to both its Professional Development workshops and its Cal Alive! products, helping students become environmentally informed citizens and STEM enthusiasts.
The California Institute for Biodiversity presents teacher professional development courses that get you outside doing science in the field. Whether seine netting in the San Francisco Bay or hiking to beautiful vistas in Yosemite, our courses will teach you how to use the intrinsic power of the natural world to inspire students and to educate them about the scientific phenomena before their eyes.
The California Institute for Biodiversity produces an array of educational products through its Cal Alive! product line. From activity guides that get your students' hands dirty as they learn about coastal food webs, to resource guides that describe in detail the 53 habitats of California, that these products will engage your students in the science of the natural world.