Teacher Resources

Field Trip Waivers and Info

Please select the appropriate waiver for your upcoming Save The Bay field trip. Waivers must be completed in their entirety and signed by the parent or guardian of each student before being returned to the student’s teacher.


Teacher Professional Development

Save The Bay educators will be offering teacher in-services to prepare teachers for our new SEED, DIRT, and BEST programs. Please contact us at rcardona@savesfbay.org to schedule a teacher in-service at your school. To learn more about Bay-wide teacher institutes, workshops, and resources visit the following websites: California Institute for Biodiversity, Exploratorium, Bay Area Science Project and Bay Institute.

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Save The Bay’s Curriculum

Save The Bay's curriculum contains over 30 experiential activities that are easy to teach and excellent for developing an appreciation for and understanding of the San Francisco Bay watershed. Activities focus on ecology, evolution, geology, history of human impact, and action projects.


Growing a Schoolyard Habitat

Habitat Gardening (California Native Plant Society) School Gardens and Native Plants (California Native Plant Society)


Bring The Bay into Your Classroom

If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, let us allow them to love the Earth before we ask them to save it. Perhaps this is what Thoreau had in mind when he said, “the more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core,” and I think the same is true of human beings." -David Sobel, Beyond Eco-phobia

Bring The Bay into Your Classroom

Here is a collection of our favorite lessons, some our own and some borrowed from other environmental education providers. We recommend coupling these lessons with one of our Restoration Education programs. In addition to classroom lessons check out our list of environmental education resources and links.