Price: $25.00 for 2 hours or
at Tyson Lagoon
Math Science Nucleus
$30 if you stay up to 1 hour for lunch (total of 3 hours)(add on
Bring water, snack and lunch
(if registered to remain) and wear covered
Materials will be provided for a special activity
to be completed outside under the shade of our willows.
Total class time will be 2 hours (hike, activity, and
classroom) and optional 1 hour for lunch, mainly outside. 20 max.
7-11 years old; materials leveled to age, instructore: Debbie
Davidson, Wildlife Biologist
June 22, Tues
Tule Ponds is Special
principles of ecology at Tule Ponds including plants and animals. Learn why this lagoon is right in the middle of
Fremont. It has something to do with the Hayward Fault and
a water supply (acquifer) that lies below. This
restoration project has brought back many native animals,
especially birds. It also illustrates the native plants
that were abundant in the south bay. Education through
June 29, Tues
Plants of Tule Ponds
will learn the different groups of plants. Learn about the
importance of tules to the environment. Activities will
include making leaf impressions, working with tules, and much
more. Making a tule boat, and try to float it. It will be
yours to keep.
July 6, Tues
Learn life cycles of not only butterlies at Tule but many of the
moths that fly around.
The monarch are abundant at the site because of the milkweed
that we grow. Learn how we increased the population.
Discussion of silkworms which we grow in the classroom.
The life cycle of these insects is just awesome!
July 13, Tues
at Tule Ponds
Students will learn about the large and
small birds at tule ponds. Learn about their habitats,
feathers, bird calls and much more. Make identification
cards to take home to keep learning.
July 20, Tues
Hayward Fault and Earthquakes at Tule Ponds
The Hayward Fault created Tule Ponds. Students will walk the
trace of the fault while doing fun activities to learn about plate
tectonics in this area.
July 27, Tues
Frogs! Can you find them?
Frogs like to hide in watery areas. Learn techniques of
frog hunting and the biology of the different frogs that live at
Tule. This presentation will focus on amphibians and
reptiles that are at Tule Ponds and Fremont in general. It will
go explore the life cycle and why when you walk by at night you
heard the male frogs singing to find a mate. Also learn how
identify the reptiltes from turtles to snakes found in the area.
This 17 acre site is owned by Alameda
County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and managed by
Math Science Nucleus.
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon is near the Fremont BART Station, is not open
to the public. However, your children ages 7-11 can join in several
All of the tours start in the
classroom at Tule Ponds (1999 Walnut Ave,
Fremont.) You can sign up for these guided tours online (see below),
Pre-registration is required.
Want to learn more about Tule
Ponds, register for a free zoom lecture on Friday nights. See