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Living Wetlands Integrated Field Trip and Classroom Program

Living Wetlands Program is a grant-funded program provided through a partnership between the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, the City of San Jose, and the US Fish & Wildlife Service.


Integrated Field Trip and Classroom Program

This comprehensive environmental education program is free for 5-12 grade classes located in San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, and Cupertino. The Living Wetlands integrated program offers a deeper look at the issues surrounding the health of the South Bay wetlands. The format for this program consists of a one-period (approximately 45 minutes-1 hour) classroom presentation (per class), a field trip to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Alviso, and a one-period follow-up presentation (per class). Each class will have the opportunity to engage in interactive environmental science activities during the classroom presentations and field trip. Typical classroom activities involve watershed literacy, endangered species, pollution prevention activities, wastewater, and water conservation. Typical field trip activities involve urban runoff pollution prevention, macro invertebrate study, and a guided habitat comparison hike. The integrated program is free of charge. However, transportation, chaperones, rainwear, and lunch are not provided. Participating schools are responsible for these items. Maximum group size for a classroom presentation is 30 students, and a maximum group size for a field trip is 60 students. A 1:10 adult chaperone to student ratio is required. 

To schedule for one of the programs listed above, contact the Living Wetlands Coordinator at 408-262-5513 ext. 102. 

Living Wetlands Field Trip Application (468 KB, pdf)

Last Updated: Jul 13, 2016
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