Wetland Round-Up Field Trip Program in Alviso

Habitat Exploration

Environmental Education Center in Alviso

The Environmental Education Center (EEC) is located at 1751 Grand Blvd, Alviso (North San Jose). It is surrounded by uplands, salt marshes, salt ponds, and a freshwater tidal slough. The building which was designed for education, contains two classrooms, an auditorium and an enclosed observation tower. An open pavilion, trails, and a boardwalk through the salt marsh habitat make it easy to see and explore natural wonders of the South Bay. The building and portions of the trails are accessible to all people of varying abilities.

Wetland Round-up Field Trip
Taste pickleweed in the salt marsh, and explore the wetland habitats on a Wetland Round-up Field Trip.

This field trip program is designed for up to 65 students in grades K-5. This fall, Wetland Round-up is offered from early October through mid-December, 2018.

Mail-in registration for spring 2019 (March - May) will begin on November 28, 2018.

Click on the following link to the Registration Form

If you need assistance filling out the form, please call Sarah Freeman, SCA Intern, at (408) 262-5513 ext. 105 or email Sarah_Freeman@fws.gov.

LOTTERY BASED SELECTION SYSTEM

  • You will be able to choose from a list of available dates and indicate your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices on the form. Please make sure the dates are good ones as availability is limited. 
  • The online form must be received by Midnight Sunday, December 9. If the form is time marked after the deadline, you will not be in the lottery for spring field trip dates.  
  • We will be using a random lottery system to assign available dates the week of December 10. 
  • Remember that each field trip date can accommodate no more than 65 students (usually 2 classes). Each registration or school group form will be considered SEPARATELY for the lottery.  
  • Because of the lottery, it is possible that a school may not get all requested visits. 
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate your requests. However, we may need to offer alternative dates if we cannot assign you your preferred dates. 
  • You will be contacted about your field trip on or shortly after December 10. 
  • Details about Fall 2019 registration will be announced in August 2019.

 

FIELD TRIP TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

Classroom teachers new to the program are required to attend a FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP before participating in a field trip. 

This year we are requiring that returning schools send ONE teacher representative to a workshop to learn the new field trip format.   

It is strongly recommended that parent leaders and chaperones attend a FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP to learn how to lead the hands – on activities.

 

Spring 2019 FIELD TRIP WORKSHOP dates for ALVISO will be:

Thursday, February 28, 4 pm – 6 pm

Tuesday, April 9, 4 pm – 6 pm

 

NOTE: We will contact you by your preferred method when we receive your application.

 

If you have questions, please contact Genie Moore at 408-262-5513 ext 100 or at genie_moore@fws.gov.


 



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