"The most valuable learning experiences may have been the meter squared analyses because they helped me focus intensively on three distinct delta areas. This activity, in addition to the found poetry history activity, the kayaking experience in the tules, and the interactive Delta Map stand out in my mind. The found poetry helped me connect the history of the land to the people that have lived in it, which was satisfying to me emotionally (I also liked that we did this cooperatively and shared out); the kayaking helped me connect to the water and the plants and animals that make their homes in the Delta; and the Delta Map and the kinesthetic activities we did with it, along with the explanations, helped me have an experiential sense of the topography and hydrology of the area."
2015 Cal Alive! Explore Change InstituteJune 19-21 and June 26-28, 2015
Registration is Open
This Institute will investigate the crosscutting concepts of change and stability, looking at scales ranging from daily to geologic. We’ll emphasize seasonal change including the hot new topic, phenology. Join scientists, educators, and naturalists in the Sierra Nevada for this 6-day residential exploration of environmental change. We’ll highlight scientific practices with classroom activities and techniques for field investigations that your students will be able to use.