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We are proud to offer creative, hands-on, natural science presentations that work easily in the classroom or as engaging after school programs. Caliso Learning provides all materials needed for our programs and each is created to integrate CDE state curriculum standards. Please contact us to receive our current list of available programs with fees.
Specially tailored for toddlers and preschoolers. Introduce your little one(s) to nature in a safe manner; trail activities will excite and delight! Take home outdoor ideas you can enjoy with your youngsters. Ages 18 months to 4 years of age. Parent/Guardian participation required. Preschool EDUCATORS: You are welcome to come to any of our scheduled Fledgling Hiker walks for FREE! Educators receive a booklet of ideas to engage your students through nature--or better yet, let us guide your group for your own walk in a nearby natural area, by booking a Fledgling "Hike" with us for a unique and memorable experience for your preschoolers and their parents! Reservations required, please call Michelle 760-832-0105 or e-mail email@example.com for discounted class fee and student limit.
EDUCATOR OUTDOOR WORKSHOPS
Education is going green: more teachers are taking their students outside! Are you? Studies in support of outdoor education have revealed that when students have the opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to the natural world—outdoors—it not only makes learning fun, it is a chance to enhance a student’s personal understanding of essential classroom concepts and techniques, and often becomes an experience that stays with them for years to come! Nature study is an individual experience that can foster environmental appreciation and a sense of stewardship for our natural resources while smoothly integrating all subjects incorporated into state/district curriculum standards, alongside art, music, and physical education. Taking your students outside presents a stimulating learning environment where you can create adventures that will excite and delight students of any age, from toddler to teen.
outdoor workshops offer quick and
easy techniques that focus on natural science & desert ecology; easily
adapted to accommodate your students of all ages, kindergarten to adult. Take
part in engaging activities that apply simple field-teaching techniques meant to
inspire your budding classroom ecologists! Each workshop participant will also
develop their own nature-based lesson that enhances their personal teaching
style and is unique to the interest of their students. Educators will also take
home a “getting started nature kit,” including materials ready to go in the
field with yo ur class!
ur class!Each workshop is designed to integrate necessary components of CA state standards for a well-rounded learning experience. After a half day with us, you'll be ready to take it outside!
Helping the Earth Live with People
Activity lessons designed to raise awareness of human impact on our local habitats by combining classroom skills such as listening, observation, investigation and interpretation, simple graphing, creative writing and more. The following is a sampling of activities that can also be replicated back on campus grounds:
Lessons in camouflage, color matching, observation, visual storytelling, investigation, life cycles, art, and more. Lessons can be replicated on school grounds. Activities include but are not limited to:
Fun activities you can replicate on school grounds. Lessons involve listening skills, following direction, mapping, observation, mathematical sequence, investigation, and much more. Activities include but are not limited to:
Length: 4 hours; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
all workshop materials
"getting started nature kit" to take home, with tools and/or materials for up to 20 students to get you started with your class right away!
any entrance fees/donations
Teacher packet with lessons and activities, homework, individual studies, filler ideas--all outdoor inspired.
Snacks and water
*Book five (5) or more in your group and each participant will receive 25% off!
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE TRIPS!
Take your classroom lessons outdoors! Our guided hikes provide a perfect extension for students, scouts and other young naturalists to apply science concepts learned in the classroom to the outdoors. Preschool educators, check out our Fledgling "Hikers" program. Not only is hiking a wonderful way for your students to apply what they've learned in an entirely different setting, it is often an experience that creates fond memories and appreciation for our vital natural resources. The following hikes are our most popular and are easily adapted to accommodate curriculum specifics for all ages, elementary to adult (with exception to our Fledgling Hikers).
Awesome Blossoms Seasonal wildflower ID and ecology.
Trail Mix Interpretive hike that combines plant and animal ecology.
Fledgling Hikers Specially tailored for toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents. Introduce your little one(s) to nature in a safe manner; trail activities will excite and delight! Ages 18 months to 4 years of age.
Cahuilla Ethnobotany Ancient Cahuilla plant uses found along the trail.
Palm Oasis and Dune Ecology Witness the delicate balance of nature as you explore the heart of a native palm oasis and come face to face with a migrating sand dune.
Critter Clues "Nature hunt" on the trail for animal clues: adaptations, tracks, scat, burrows, food webs...
Begin with scorpion natural history--then searching
for scorpions using special lights (provided). Earliest start time , 2-hour night program. Available October --
We can customize a hike that accommodates the interest of your group!
For all hikes above, a flat fee of $100 for up to 20 students MAX (teachers and chaperones/parents no charge), please note:
All packets and materials provided by Caliso Learning, where applicable
Hikes are interpretive, non-strenuous, up to a mile and a half round trip (Fledgling "Hikers" exception)
Hike rating is easy; hike length is 2 1/2 hours (Fledgling "Hikers" program is one hour)
One (1) class per guide total limit on all groups for safety, logistics, and environmental impact reasons.
We request one (1) chaperone per five (5) students in attendance. For grades K - 2, one (1) chaperone per five (5) students required. Fledgling "Hikers" requires parent/guardian participation for each child.
Caliso Learning educator/ guide will meet your group at the hike site
You are responsible for transportation arrangements for your students and chaperones.
schedule a class hike (minimum 10 people), or arrange a customized hike please
contact Michelle at (760) 832-0105 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Caliso Learning strives to be a source of reliable information. We believe in the value of sharing quality resources to all who wish to seek it out. We recommend the following sites to help students, educators, scientists, nature enthusiasts--knowledge seekers of all levels and ages to learn a little something new through some of our favorite natural and cultural science related sites. Clicking on links will take you out of the Caliso Learning website. Please check back to explore new additions! Feed your mouse and your brain...
American Cetacean Society marine mammal resources and activities http://www.acsonline.org/
Bug Guide BugGuide.Net - Insects, spiders, and their kin
Bureau of Land Management Learning Landscapes teacher resources http://www.blm.gov/education/
CalPhotos image search http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/
CREEC Network: California Regional Environmental Education Community http://www.creec.org/region10/
Desert USA http://www.desertusa.com/
Discovery School http://school.discovery.com/
Environmental Education for Kids (and
Encyclopedia of Life http://www.eol.org/
FunBrain.com teacher resources http://www.funbrain.com/teachers/index.html
Green Teacher by and for educators; environmental and global education at all grade levels. http://www.greenteacher.com/
International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) education awareness about the intrinsic value of animals and their connection to people http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw/general/
Journey North: global migrations http://www.learner.org/jnorth/
Kid's Astronomy Teacher's Corner; online learning packets and worksheets http://www.kidsastronomy.com/teachers_corner.htm
Lesson Corner has added dynamic math worksheet generators for all grades http://www.lessoncorner.com/worksheets
Lesson Corner Puzzle Makers - http://www.lessoncorner.com/puzzles
Expressions: worth a visit to watch the now famous "Secret Worlds,
The Universe Within;" teacher and student resources can be found as
Monterey Bay Aquarium ocean resources and activities http://www.mbayaq.org/
NASA hands-on activities http://lunar.arc.nasa.gov/education/activities/index.htm#22
National Geographic lessons, guides, homework help http://www.nationalgeographic.com/education/
The National Wildlife Federation wildlife resources and activities http://www.nwf.org/outside/
The National Wildlife Federation download free Ranger Rick materials http://www.nwf.org/kidzone/kzPage.cfm?siteId=3&departmentId=92
The Natural Science Collaborative links to organizations for lessons-activities, field trips and other valuable resources http://www.naturalsciencecollaborative.com/
Ocean Alliance Educating the public about whales and their ocean environment http://www.oceanalliance.org/education/index.html
The Old Farmer's Almanac http://www.almanac.com/
Science "mini-lessons" for high school (9-12) http://yn.la.ca.us/cec/cecsci/sci-high.html
Skywatcher's Guide to the Moon; printable moon map http://www.space.com/spacewatch/moon_guide-1.html
USGS: Science In Your Backyard: California http://www.usgs.gov/state/state.asp?State=CA
USGS: Real Time Earthquakes http://earthquake.usgs.gov/eqcenter/recenteqsus/Maps/special/California_Nevada.php
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FUNtastic Kid's Pages
American Museum of Natural History's OLOGY http://www.ology.amnh.org/
BLM Kid's Corner http://www.blm.gov/education/00_kids/contents.html
Environmental Education for Kids
HHMI Cool Stuff for Curious Kids http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/
IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY (INL) http://www.stoller-eser.com/activity.htm
INL Interactive wildlife matching game http://www.stoller-eser.com/concentration.htm
INL Interactive habitat hangman http://www.stoller-eser.com/hangman.htm
Kid's Astronomy Fun Pages http://www.kidsastronomy.com/index.htm
Monterey Bay Aquarium Kid's Corner http://www.mbayaq.org/lc/
NASA Kid's Home http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/home/index.html
National Geographic KIDS http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kids/
National Geographic GEOGRAPHY project http://mywonderfulworld.org/index.html
National Security Agency CryptoKids America; math and logic puzzles and activities; codes, ciphers, cryptology http://www.nsa.gov/kids/
National Wildlife Federation Ranger Rick activity page http://www.nwf.org/kids/kzPage.cfm?siteId=3
NATURE Games http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/fun.html
Science News for Kids! http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org
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