Watershed Curriculum

Save The Bay’s Watershed Curriculum is designed to help Bay Area science and environmental educators easily incorporate experiential, Bay-specific activities into their lessons. The curriculum meets the California Science Framework and State Science Standards for middle and high school levels.

The curriculum contains 29 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.

You can download a complete copy of the Watershed Curriculum (6MB PDF) or the Watershed Student Journal. You can also find specific activities that meet California's Content Standards for your grade or subject.

Browse the Watershed Curriculum activities by subject or grade.

 

Science Activities

Activity Grade Level
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Watershed in Your Hands            
Wetlands in a Pan                
When Rain Hits the Land            
The Bay Starts Here    
Mapping Your Watershed        
Three Ways to be 3-D        
It Goes with the Flow    
Peanut Butter and Jelly Geology      
Liquefaction in Action      
Dirt All Around          
What Happened Here Before      
A Healthy Bay is a Wealthy Bay        
Life in the Bay      
Help Wanted                
Adapted for Survival        
Survival or Extinction        
Earth Day Birthday Party    
Creature Double Feature        
Salmon Challenge        
Saving the Bay          
The Great Hydraulic Mining Debate        
Water Water Everywhere...Not        
Airport Debate          

 

Language Arts Activities

Activity Grade Level
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Watershed Journal
The Bay Starts Here    
It Goes with the Flow    
What Happened Here Before      
A Healthy Bay is a Wealthy Bay        
Life in the Bay      
Help Wanted                
Earth Day Birthday Party    
Creature Double Feature        
Saving the Bay          
The Great Hydraulic Mining Debate        
Water Water Everywhere...Not        
Airport Debate          

 

History and Social Science Activities

Activity Grade Level
  4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
The Bay Starts Here    
It Goes with the Flow    
A Healthy Bay is a Wealthy Bay        
Saving the Bay          
The Great Hydraulic Mining Debate        
Water Water Everywhere...Not