Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon Wetland Center
Field Trips 2014-15
Call Math/Science Nucleus (510) 790-6284 or email
to schedule a
date. Email us a few dates and we will get back with you as soon as possible. Each field trip is a 2 hour docent led tour with different
activities for each grade level. We sometimes emphasize different content
areas if requested by teacher
Chemistry— Learning about pH Students will learn about how the bonding of water allows other compounds to be “set free” in water. By experimenting with different liquids with indicator solutions, they will learn how changing color can demonstrate how basic or acid the solution is. The periodic table will be reviewed to make sure students know about elements, compounds, Recommended grades: 4-6; 5th grade NGSS correlation (see below)
The Ohlone Way with Nature Students will learn about the Native American Indians that lived in this area. They will see how they used the local resources of tules, trees, shrubs, and rocks to live in an area that had everything. Recommended grades: 3-6; NGSS correlation 2,3,4,5 (see below)
Math and Nature This interactive field trips looks at natural items and their relationship with math. Students will learn new adjectives as they describe different plants and animals. Observation of nature using math opens a child’s mind to a new dimension they will never forget Recommended grades: 1-3 (springtime or early fall best times) NGSS correlation 1,2,3
Schools may have lunch at Tule Ponds at no
extra cost. However,
teachers must supervise children and use our recycling containers and be responsible
NOTE: After booking we require a minimum of 3 week cancellation notice or subject to $50.00 penalty unless due to weather. We are reimbursed the cost of the field trip from the county only if we provide the service. We can not guarantee that cancellations can be rescheduled.
If it rains? This facility is a flood control area, and during rains we can still visit the ponds. We will have umbrellas to walk a shorter version of the trail. We have appropriate hands on activities inside. If the rains are very hard, we will reschedule if we have available dates with no penalty.
For more information on Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon click here.
DIRECTIONS: 1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont (click here for map, driving, and BART information)
Reminder: You will receive an email reminder about 3 weeks prior to field trip.
Next Generation Science Standards correlation