California poppies and grasses in the foreground with cliffs, the Pacific Ocean, and a blue sky in the background

This is an in-person, outdoor workshop in Golden Gate Park near the California Academy of Sciences.

How can we learn about our state’s ecosystems by exploring what’s close to home? How can we use what we learn to be part of creating a thriving California? Join us outside as we practice data collection and observation strategies that can be used anywhere to learn about our home state.

By exploring the world around us, we can see connections among plants, animals, and their environments. Seeing these connections locally can support understanding of California’s diverse ecosystems. And what we learn can help us to shape solutions that will ensure a thriving California for the future.

Ecology and ecosystems are big concepts. In this workshop you will engage with strategies like observation, data collection, and systems thinking, that make complex concepts both accessible and relatable. These strategies will involve direct interactions with both the natural and the built environment around us.

You will be supported to figure out how the strategies we practice in this workshop might be translated for successful implementation in your unique teaching and learning context.

This workshop is designed for people who work with grades 4-8, but is not limited to that range and all educators are welcome. This entire 3-hour workshop takes place in Golden Gate Park near the California Academy of Sciences.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)


How do I join?

This workshop will take place at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. Most of the session will be spent outdoors, and all local health and safety guidelines will be followed.

Pre-registration is required. Tickets are $35 for this 3-hour workshop. A limited number of tickets are available, and registration will close on or before Friday, June 17, 2022.


Covid-19 Policies

We are excited to be in-person for this workshop! To ensure safety and comfort for all participants, we will follow all local health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the workshop.


Image credit: “California Poppies for the California Coast” by Sheila Sund is licensed under CC BY 2.0. Image has been cropped.


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