"As a result of Cal Alive! institutes, I am making my teaching more interactive (less talking, more getting the students to interact with each other, with materials, and with nature)."
Cal Alive! inspires teachers to awaken a love of nature in their students by emphasizing the importance of strong scientific knowledge learned through interactive engagement with multimedia, classroom activities, and, most importantly, the outdoors. It is this unique combination that Cal Alive! brings to all its products and services that will foster today's students to become knowledgeable environmentally conscious citizens.
Cal Alive! 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 also educate them on the science concepts at work before their very eyes.
Cal Alive! produces an array of educational products. 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, to multimedia pieces that use flash animations to show the science we can't always see with the naked eye, we promise that these products will get your students engaged in and comprehending the science behind the natural world.