Programs

School Programs

The Audubon Center at Debs Park offers school programs ranging from K-6th grade fieldtrips. Our programs correlate with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California and present age-appropriate material. Each grade level is provided with a different nature focus that will continue to build on each other during continued annual fieldtrips for the students. They increase in complexity and action oriented ideas and behavior to help protect our natural systems. Themes for each grade level and brief description are presented below:

The Audubon Center at Debs Park offers school programs ranging from K-6th grade fieldtrips. Our programs correlate with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California and present age-appropriate material. Each grade level is provided with a different nature focus that will continue to build on each other during continued annual fieldtrips for the students. They increase in complexity and action oriented ideas and behavior to help protect our natural systems. Themes for each grade level and brief description are presented below: 

Kinder: Fledglings  

Students will learn about basic bird anatomy and behavior, their survival needs, have an opportunity to do bird watching, and learn how to help birds in their community. 

1st Grade: What’s That a Habitat  

Student will learn about what is needed in a habitat for life to survive and how animals and their offspring recognize one another and communicate. 

2nd Grade: Plants Rule 

Students will learn about the plant life cycle, the role of pollinators, and plant diversity throughout the park. 

3rd Grade: Wildlife in the City 

Students will learn about how animals adapt to live in different environments, identify adaptations in plants and animals in the park including bugs and insects.  

4th Grade: Structures of Life 

Students will learn how internal and external structures in animals help them thrive in their environment. In addition, they will learn about a couple sensory processes of the animals in the park.  

5th Grade: Web of Life 

Students will learn about food webs and their components. In addition, they learn the role of herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores as consumers and producers.   

6th Grade: Changing Landscapes 

Students will learn about California’s landscape, and will touch on various subjects such as geology, river systems, and conservation.  

 

Dates are on a first-come basis and usually take place on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm. This time period includes 3 hours of instruction and an hour for lunch. The majority of the program takes place outside and involves hand-on activities for the students focused on inquiry-based learning. Included in the program, pre-trip materials will be provided to introduce the concepts that will be learned during the fieldtrip. Lunch and transportation are not provided.  

FIELD TRIP COSTS 

Field trips have a cost of $8/student with a minimum of one adult chaperone for every 5 students. There is no cost for adults. 

We offer discounted pricing for Title I schools. Please call or email for rates.  

For more information on booking a date or rates please contact Tania Romero at tromero@audubon.org  (323) 221- 2255.  

 

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