In-Person Field Trip: Tide Pooling at Natural Bridges State Beach

On this 1.5 hour guided field trip to the rocky intertidal zone, you will be introduced to the species and habitat of the tidepools through games and activities before venturing out into the tidepools to explore. Students will learn the importance of Marine Protected Areas for conserving tidepool life and how they can make a difference in protecting our environment. The 15 minute walk to the tidepools includes sand and slightly uneven rocks. NGSS standards that are typically covered with this program include: K-LS1-1, K-ESS3-1, 1-LS1-1, 2-LS4-1, 3-LS4-3, 3-LS1-1, 4-LS1-1, 5-PS3-1, 5-LS2-1, MS-LS1-1, MS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2, HS-LS2-6, and HS-LS4-5. This program can be adapted to be NGSS appropriate for your K-12 classes. A maximum of 35 students and chaperones can particpate per program. Groups of more than 35 students will need to reserve multiple tours if visiting the same day.

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