KIDS for the BAY would love to spend a morning or afternoon teaching your students about their
Our science workshops engage students in hands-on learning on a variety of topics. They are offered to:
- after-school and home school programs
- private and public schools
- scout troops, youth groups, and other non-formal
- education groups
Our engaging activities help young scientists learn grade level state standards while having fun! We offer two types of Science Workshops: two-hour Exploring Through Science Workshops and multi-lesson In-Depth Science Workshops.
Exploring Through Science Workshops
Time: 2 hours per program
All About Water (K-2nd, ages 5-7)
Through hands-on activities students learn about the water cycle, conduct
water experiments and create special salt water art.
Soar into the World of Birds (K-2nd, ages 5-7)
Investigate bird feathers, beaks and feet. Listen to bird calls and learn
what foods birds eat and what they need to survive.
Watershed Explorations (3rd–5th, ages 8-10)
Students learn about the San Francisco Bay and conduct hands-on
science experiments and activities that engage them with their local
watershed. Activities include creating a clay model of the San Francisco
Bay, learning about water conservation and studying local geography.
Become a Bay Steward! (3rd–5th, ages 8-10)
How does pollution get into the bay and what effect does it have on our local watershed? Students explore the significance of storm drains, investigate different types of pollution and take action by conducting a neighborhood clean-up.
The Wonderful World of Worms (Preschool–5th, ages 3-10)
Have you ever held a red wiggler worm in your hand, or wondered how compost is made? Students will learn all about compost and the organisms that help organic matter decompose, and will investigate live red wiggler worms! KftB can also help you set up your own worm compost bin so you can recycle your food scraps.
Bay or Creek Discovery Field Trip (K–5th, ages 5-10)
In our field trip program, students explore unique aquatic ecosystems at creek and Bay shoreline habitats. Each experience involves close-up, hands-on encounters with nature. Investigate invertebrates, study native plants and create nature art.
In-Depth Science Workshops
Time: Varies, see below
Cost: Varies, see below
Bring the San Francisco Bay into the classroom! In this three-hour presentation, young scientists will investigate plants and animals that live in the Bay, create a three-dimensional Bay model and conduct scientific experiments to learn about estuary ecology.
Time: 3 hours
Want to extend the learning?
Field Trip: In addition to the three-hour presentation, KIDS for the BAY will lead a field trip to a creek or bay habitat with hands-on learning in the outdoors.
Action Project: Empower your students to make a difference! KIDS for the BAY will work with your students to conduct an action project that helps protect the local environment.
Time: 3 hour classroom presentation, 3 hour field trip, and action project (approximately 4 hours)
Reduce , Reuse , Recycle & Rot!
Ever wonder where our garbage goes, or what happened to that plastic water bottle you recycled? In this three-hour presentation students will dive into the world of garbage and learn easy and practical ways to use the Four Rs and make less waste. Young scientists will investigate red wiggler worms and compost, analyze wasteful packaging, and make recycled paper.
Time: 3 hours
Want to extend the learning?
Additional Presentation: KftB will deepen the learning experience by leading an additional three-hour presentation. Students will build their own model landfills and learn about natural resource conservation.
Action Project: Empower your students to make a difference! KIDS for the BAY will work with your students to conduct an action project that reduces waste, conserves resources and improves the environment.
Time: 3 hour classroom presentation and action project (approximately 4 hours)
Field Trip: KftB can also arrange a field trip to the Davis Street Transfer Station in San Leandro (for Alameda County residents) or the West Contra Costa Integrated Resource Recovery Facility in Richmond (for West Contra
Costa County residents).
Time: 3 hour presentation, action project, and 2 hour field trip
Please download the Exploring Through Science Workshops Flyer or call KIDS for the BAY for more information.