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Finding Urban Nature from Crissy Field Center

by rochelle on Feb. 25th, 2012 No Comments

The people over at the Crissy Field Center, part of the Golden Gate National Park, have created an excellent guide to the outdoor areas of San Francisco. With great descriptions of the City’s watersheds and what you can find at the parks and outdoor spaces, this resource can help you make the most of what is just outside your school’s door! See the following description from their website:
 
Explore San Francisco’s natural history with your students.
Finding Urban Nature
Finding Urban Nature: An Educators’ Guide to Exploring San Francisco Natural History is not curriculum or a book of activities. It is written for adults who have an interest in natural history—and who are also educators. It will help you locate and learn about parks and natural areas near your schools, as well as provide enough background information so that you will feel comfortable exploring these areas with your students. Whether or not you are well-versed in the “whys” and “hows” of the natural world, we hope this guide will enable you to be a naturalist and to share that experience with your students.”

You can download a pdf of the guide, by scrolling down to the bottom of their website.
Crissy Fields Center

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