Neary Lagoon

We lead outdoor, environmental education programs for 3rd and 5th grade students and Neary Lagoon. Both the 3rd grade Wetland Walk and 5th grade Watershed Walk programs offer a three-part learning experience including an interactive, in-class presentation, use of our Education Kit, and finally, a guided field trip to Neary Lagoon.

3rd Grade: The Neary Lagoon Wetland Walk

Neary Lagoon TourThis program explores the unique characteristics and vital functions of a wetland habitat, the local historical influences on the lagoon ecosystem, importance of wetland preservation, and Ohlone uses of wetland natural resources.

Grade: 3rd
Days offered: Tuesdays-Thursdays
Start time: 9:00am
Program duration: 2 hours
Cost: $0 field trip (up to 30 students per class)
Chaperones Required: 3-6
Supplemental Activities: Classroom Presentation ($25* for 1 hour); Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: October-May

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*Scholarships may be available for schools with financial need as demonstrated by a large percentage of students enrolled in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Meal Program

 

5th Grade: The Neary Lagoon Watershed Walk

neary lagoon watershed walkThis program investigates the broad topic of watersheds: the importance of watersheds and their role in the health of our environment, the techniques and methods used to assess water quality within our waterways, and water conservation efforts.

 

Grade: 5th
Days offered: TBD
Start time: 9:00am
Program duration: 2 hours
Cost: $0 field trip (up to 30 students per class)
Supplemental Activities: Classroom Presentation ($25* for 1 hour); Educational Kit ($15*/week)
Months offered: February-May

*Scholarships may be available for schools with financial need as demonstrated by a large percentage of students enrolled in the Federal Free or Reduced Price Meal Program.  

 

The Museum offers enriching education programs about local natural and cultural history for grades K-12.  Email education@santacruzmuseum.org or call (831) 420-6115 x 12 to learn more.

Note: Field trips begin in October. Requests should be made at least 3 weeks in advance.