SCHEDULING A FIELD TRIP
2003-2004 Parent Participation Encouraged
Parent Participation Encouraged
Duration: 1.5 - 2 Hours (longer visits can also be arranged)
Please call to arrange a date and time: (510)790-6284
FIRST TIME VISITORS:
What is a wetland. An overview tour of the facility looking at the plants, soil, and hydrology of a wetland. Discusses the general geology, biology, and chemistry. Geared to the different grade levels.
If you want to come back for a second visit, we recommend the following, but we can customize the presentations.
Students will walk through the natural part of Tyson Lagoon and take samples to look at biological life. They will explore the natural vegetation and birds that live in this habitat
1ST GRADE - HIGH SCHOOL
Students from Alameda county and surrounding areas, can visit the Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon and learn first-hand how nature can help clean storm water before it flows out to the San Francisco Bay. Since the ponds are within 200 yards of the Fremont Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station, this can be an ideal "urban" field trip.
Students will be led by a docent to explore the natural Tyson Lagoon, which was created in the late 1800's by earthquake motion. They can sample the 3 different ponds to compare the critters in each pond, as the storm water is cleaned.
All material will be provided including microscopes and sampling equipment.
CURRICULUM AVAILABLE ON THE WEB
Tule Ponds at Tyson's Lagoon can help teach students the importance of keeping our water supply clean. Before or after you take your students on a field trip to the ponds we suggest that you take time to teach lessons that might enhance their learning.
Contact: Education Coordinator (510) 790-6284, or email@example.com