Teacher Resources

Teacher Resources that Complement Our Programs

Our educational programs were created to help teachers deliver science, natural- and cultural-history curricula to students. The below resources may be beneficial to teachers who will be bringing their class to the Nature Center, or bringing one of our programs to their classrooms.

Nature Preserver Exploring Plants

Nature Bowl

Coordinated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in our region, Nature Bowl is an annual, science-based educational program for 3rd - 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. This year Effie Yeaw Nature Center is proud to support a new Nature Bowl host, Sacramento Aububon, at Camp Pollack! Nature Bowl team registrations begin in September. Click the title link above for more information.

DonorsChoose.org

Great free fundraising tool for teachers - get funding for your field trips and more!

Project Learning Tree

Environmental education units, lesson plans, training, grants and more!

Education and the Environment Initiative (EEI)

Free K-12 curriculum focused on teaching critical skills in science.

CREEC Network - Capitol Region

Look to this page for upcoming workshops, events, field trip opportunities, grants and resources with a science and environmental education focus.

Nature's Notebook

Teacher's Quick Start Guide to Citizen Science in your Classroom.

Lost Ladybug Project

Great citizen science opportunity for your students.

Journey North

Citizen Science opportunities for your students to study wildlife migration and seasonal change.

CoCoRaHS

Have your classroom gather data for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail And Snow network.

Bozeman Science

YouTube NGSS and science tutorials.

Phenomena for NGSS

Dig deep into student-discovered phenomenon to uncover some ideas that are core to science.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace information and activities for educators.

The Inquiry Project

Want your students to talk like a scientist? Check out the Talk Science Primer to engage your classroom in a culture of productive talk.

Children & Nature Network

Collection of free toolkits, reports, infographics designed to help you or your school connect children and families to nature. Do you have enough Vitamin "N" in your classroom?

Idle-Free California

Sacramento Valley schools now have an exciting opportunity for schools to bring Idle Free awareness and better air quality to their communities! Students will practice math, science and public outreach skills as they work to reduce air pollution at school. There is no cost to participate.

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