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  1. 1. The Academy for Environmental Stewardship at the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Discovery Center
  2. 2. Our Mission Statement <ul><li>“ Teach children to love nature. </li></ul><ul><li>People take care of what they love.” </li></ul><ul><li>--- Elizabeth Terwilliger </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who We Are <ul><li>An innovative and cooperative program between Carlsbad schools and the AHLF to awake in our children the need to appreciate and care for the natural environment </li></ul>
  4. 4. What We Do <ul><li>Provide hands-on demonstration classes </li></ul><ul><li>Stress responsible interaction with natural surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Create awareness of the impact of human activities </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sense of “place” through outdoor education in the local community </li></ul>
  5. 5. How We Do It <ul><li>Hands-on learning experiences </li></ul><ul><li>Small group format </li></ul><ul><li>Low student-teacher ratio </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Comprehensive, in-depth curriculum aligned with CA academic standards </li></ul><ul><li>4 visits and 18 hours of on-site instruction per student at Discovery Center (3 rd grade) </li></ul><ul><li>Professional “edutainers” </li></ul><ul><li>to enhance and </li></ul><ul><li>complement </li></ul><ul><li>instruction </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Innovative teaching tools such as </li></ul><ul><li>“Jeopardy Game” </li></ul><ul><li>Participation by local </li></ul><ul><li>Native Americans </li></ul>
  8. 8. Lagoon History & Archaeology <ul><li>Discovering “artifacts” through </li></ul><ul><li>a mock archaeological “dig” </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Carlsbad’s Rancho History </li></ul><ul><li> ● Life and work on the Marron and Kelly Family ranchos </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>● The life and work </li></ul><ul><li>of the original </li></ul><ul><li>vaquero </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li> ● The art </li></ul><ul><li>of tooling </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>● The history and importance of </li></ul><ul><li> “branding” </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The importance of California native plants for: </li></ul><ul><li> ● ethnobotany </li></ul><ul><li>● critical wildlife habitat </li></ul><ul><li>● water conservation </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Learning about Native American rock art and the problem of vandalism </li></ul>
  15. 15. A Day in the Life of a Luiseno Child <ul><li>Immersion into history and culture of early Lagoon inhabitants </li></ul>Grinding acorns to make “wii-wish”
  16. 16. <ul><li>● Native American traditions </li></ul>Sand-painting Face-painting Incense & gourd rattles
  17. 17. <ul><li>Weaving </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Native American games </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Hunting traditions </li></ul>
  20. 20. Watersheds & Wetlands <ul><li>Understanding watersheds and their role and importance </li></ul><ul><li> Learning about estuaries and the food web </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Building a watershed model </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Importance of a healthy watershed </li></ul><ul><li>● Storm drain run-off </li></ul><ul><li>● Impervious surfaces </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Wetlands are disappearing due to human activities </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Many species of wildlife are endangered due to human actions </li></ul><ul><li>Studying amphibians and their </li></ul><ul><li>delicate lifecycle </li></ul>
  25. 25. Birds & Migration <ul><li>What makes a bird a bird? </li></ul><ul><li>● Feather structure </li></ul><ul><li>● Hollow bones </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Nests come in many </li></ul><ul><li>different shapes </li></ul><ul><li>and sizes </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Bird’s beaks are adapted to the </li></ul><ul><li>food that they eat </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>A mock migratory journey reveals the many hazards faced by migrating birds </li></ul>
  29. 29. Our Goals <ul><li>To promote a love of nature and </li></ul><ul><li> a life-long awareness of the need </li></ul><ul><li> for responsible environmental </li></ul><ul><li> stewardship </li></ul><ul><li>Specialized curriculums for 3 rd , 4 th , </li></ul><ul><li> and 5 th grade </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on the highest quality </li></ul><ul><li> curriculums </li></ul>
  30. 30. We Are Proud to Announce… <ul><li>Our 3 rd grade curriculum won the award for Outstanding Science-Based </li></ul><ul><li>Education Program for </li></ul><ul><li>2006-2007 from the Carlsbad </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>We invite all Carlsbad elementary schools to join us in our vision of creating the next generation of Environmental Stewards. </li></ul>

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