A new school year brings new activities for IEUA’s 
Water Discovery Program!

Need to plan a trip for your Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade class?  Schedule your FREE Water Discovery Field Trip to the Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park!  Take a tour of the Chino Creek Wetlands and choose from several activities that align with the California State Curriculum Standards; Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to tailor your field trip to your Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade class.

Some activities available for the K-2 grade levels include:

Bird Bingo (K-8)
Students will be introduced to birding and binocular use.  This activity will include a discussion of local, migratory, and invasive birds.  The students will get a bingo sheet and attempt to observe and locate birds that are discussed.   
 
Plant Factory (K-3)
Students will learn the different parts and functions of plants.  Students will discuss what plants need to survive, the five parts of a plant, photosynthesis, and construct a human plant from roots to flowers while chanting their roles.
 
The Hamburger Water Model (K-3)

Students will observe a three-dimensional hamburger model and learn exactly how much water is used for each part of a hamburger and make connections to how much water goes into the production of our food supply.

Wildlife Observation Study/Nature Walk (K-12)

During this activity, students will be guided through the wetlands to observe plants and wildlife in the 22-acre Chino Creek Wetlands and Educational Park. Students will focus on the senses as they explore.  Using checklists, students will observe and monitor wetlands habitat like biologists.  Students will engage in discussions about wetlands, habitat loss, the impact of humankind on nature, and develop an appreciation of wetlands and natural resources.

** Schedule and have your field trip by Thursday, December 15, 2016 and receive FREE sunglasses and water pouches for all participants! **
 
We also offer a FREE mini busing grant for all schools in California!

To schedule a FREE Water Discovery Field Trip, visit: www.ieua.org/facilities/chino-creek-wetlands-educational-park/water-discovery-program/ and click “Schedule a Field Trip” to fill out the field trip request form.

For more information on activities, curriculum alignment, scheduling calendar, and busing grant application, visit: www.ieua.org/facilities/chino-creek-wetlands-educational-park/water-discovery-program/.
 
 
We hope to see you this 2016-2017 school year!
  
If you have any questions, please contact Katie Cabana, External Affairs Specialist I at (909) 993-1925 or kcabana@ieua.org.