The Waterwise Community Center offers self-guided field trips that teachers and other group leaders can use to bring students here on their own schedule. Lesson plans, supplies, and the space are provided - all you need is to teach your students! The free hands-on lessons for K-12 students support inquiry and discovery of our watershed, the plants and animals we share it with, and how our actions impact it. Our lessons are designed to immerse students in the practices of scientific investigation and engineering design in an outdoor setting.
|Activity (Lesson Plan Linked)||Description||Grade||Length|
|Garden Connect 4||Explore our waterwise demonstration garden and identify ways it is a habitat and saves and protects water.||Any||20 minutes|
|How Much Water Is "In" a Cheeseburger?||Investigate how much water it takes to produce a cheeseburger.||Any||10 minutes|
|Plant Adaptations Scavenger Hunt||Observe how various plants are adapted to our local environment within our waterwise demonstration garden.||2-6||30-45 minutes|
|Sound Mapping||Identify sounds and map the location of sounds in our environment.||Any||10-15 minutes|
|Tortoise Meet & Greet||Learn about how desert tortoises model water conservation and get a chance to see a live African sulcata tortoise and/or muscovy ducks face-to-face.||Any||10 minutes|
|Worm Bin Exploration||Explore a worm compost bin to investigate the role of decomposers in building healthy soil.||Any||10 minutes|