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.
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.
Great free fundraising tool for teachers - get funding for your field trips and more!
Target stores award Field Trip Grants to K-12 schools nationwide. Each grant is valued up to $700. Deadline: October 1, 2017
Environmental education units, lesson plans, training, grants and more!
Free K-12 curriculum focused on teaching critical skills in science.
Look to this page for upcoming workshops, events, field trip opportunities, grants and resources with a science and environmental education focus.
Teacher's Quick Start Guide to Citizen Science in your Classroom.
Great citizen science opportunity for your students.
Citizen Science opportunities for your students to study wildlife migration and seasonal change.
Have your classroom gather data for the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail And Snow network.
YouTube NGSS and science tutorials.
Dig deep into student-discovered phenomenon to uncover some ideas that are core to science.
Leave No Trace information and activities for educators.
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?