Discovery Museum of San Jose
Discovery Museum of San Jose provides a two-hour visit for
school field trips. CDM is a hands-on museum with over 150
interactive exhibits and programs that provide children an
opportunity to touch, explore and investigate what they see
around them. Guided tours are not available, but
chaperones and students are encouraged to explore and discover
at their own pace.
Direct link: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/esd/schools/
Information about grants, field trip programs and classroom
presentations offered by the City of San Jose.
City of Sunnyvale
Direct Link: http://sunnyvale.ca.gov/
Water Pollution Prevention for Schools and Youth
Fun, factual and free water programs!
National Wildlife Refuge
Have you discovered the joys of teaching in the outdoors?
Would you like expert assistance in teaching your students
about ecology, wetlands, and the environment? Bring your class
to one of the nation's largest urban wildlife refuges for your
next field trip. It's fun, it's interesting, and your students
will remember what they learn at the refuge for years to come.
one-of-a-kind experience combining four unique gardens and
amusements rides with the mid-20th century history and
agricultural roots of Santa Clara Valley.
River Park & Gardens
Guadalupe River Park & Gardens is a natural oasis in the
middle of downtown
that connects nature with science, history, art and
recreation. Field trip destinations can be scheduled at most
any area within Guadalupe River Park & Gardens or can
include an educational tour along any or all of the sections.
Most of the field trips are science based, with lessons about
the river and our watershed the dominant theme. There is a fee
for the field trips and transportation is not included. If
you are interested in booking a field trip, please go to the
website: www.grpg.org or call (408) 298-7657 for more information.
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your group go wild with one of Happy Hallow's fantastic group
programs. A Happy Hallow Instructor will present an
engaging interactive discussion followed by a live animal
presentation. Programs correlate with California State
Curriculum Life Science Standards. Programs may be
presented at Happy Hollow, in a classroom, community center,
or other non-residential facility.
Regional Water Quality Control Plant
Students learn about how water pollution affects the
plants and animals in local creeks. They participate in
activities to discover how pollution from urban areas ends in
the creeks and how they can reduce water pollution. The
relationships between creeks, wetlands, and the watershed are
and scientists collaborate on environmental research at the
Coyote Creek Field Station as part of our Landbird Program.
The primary tool that researchers use at the Field Station is
the capture and release of banded birds. Visitors to the
station learn about bird banding and its role in conservation
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Clara County Parks
Santa Clara County Parks bring your nature and history lessons
to life! Take part in a guided program at a local County park
or historic site, or have park staff visit your classroom. For
program options and information visit the “Teachers”
section of the website.
Valley Audubon Society
is dedicated to educating the Bay Area community about our
diverse local bird ecology through many programs for both
children and adults.
Clara Valley Water District
Santa Clara Valley Water District offers a full range of
educational program for both teachers and students. From
puppet plays for preschoolers to workshops for educators.
School outreach projects provide effective, hands-on learning
experiences that meet state standards. Through the
district's educational programs, students can tour a
groundwater recharge facility or explore the plant and animal
life in a creek. All activities are geared for specific
grade levels from pre-kindergarten to college. As an
additional resource for teachers, the district offers
in-service training sessions and free supplemental materials
for all classes in
. For more information, contact Kathy Machado at (408)
265-2607, ext. 2331.