"Overall, I felt the institute was truly excellent. I learned a lot, got exposed to some modes of teaching I don't usually include (like field investigations), and in the best spirit of scientific inquiry, I learned about areas of knowledge where I need to learn more. In other words, some questions led to answers, and other questions led to better questions."
Teacher Guides & Resources
An ecological guide to California's diverse habitats
This book is an important resource for educators, naturalists, scientists or curious California residents who want to know more about the natural environment around them. Inside is a chapter on each of the state's 53 habitats including detailed lists of flora and fauna, biological case studies, and resource lists where you can find more information. Pick a copy up today and be inspired by California’s incredible biodiversity!
Coast Alive! Teacher Guide
Activities that explore the Central California's diverse coast
The majority of Californians live in a coastal county. But how often do science materials really address the systems and environments/habitats that lie just outside the classroom door? Let our classroom guide help your students explore the magnificent California coast!
Climate Change Teacher Guide
Climate-related Hands-on Activities
We are working on putting together a collection of inquiry-based activities to help students understand the fundamentals of climate science. Topics include the greenhouse effect, ocean acidification, altitudinal shifts, phenological shifts, and sampling diversity. Are you a teacher interested in reviewing our guide? Or do you have a topic that you'd like to see included? Let us know by calling (888) 325-3288 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.