Materials for enriching student instruction. These may be used before or after your visit to Doheny State Beach, or as stand alone lessons in your classroom or youth group.

The links following are for the convenience of our visitors only. Our listing of them implies no endorsement by the Doheny State Beach Interpretive Association nor is the Association responsible for their content or use.

ART IN THE PARK:
Inspire youth to connect with the natural world around them through the power of the creative arts. artinthepark_guide2013

BUTTERFLIES:
Exploring Butterflies and their Role in Conservation.  Grades 3 – 6
Butterfly

CRITTERS OF DOHENY:
A compilation of the tide pool inhabitants, ocean swimmers, birds and land animals that make their homes in and around Doheny State Beach. Critters of Doho

DANA POINT HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
Resource for historical information on Dana Point. http://www.danapointhistorical.org/ 

THE DOHENY JR. RANGER COLORING BOOK: Doheny Coloring Book

DOHENY’S TIDE POOL PACKET:  Examples of the animals you will find in the tide pools at Doheny State Beach
DOHENY’S TIDE POOLS

ESTUARY EDUCATION:
A URL link to 6 – 8 and 9 -12 curriculum developed by theNational Estuary Research Reserve System and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization. http://estuaries.noaa.gov/About/Home.aspx

EXPLAIN IT – HOW DO THE TIDES WORK:
A YouTube Video. Click to view

MIGRATORY BIRDS CURRICULUM (Gds 3 – 8): This International Migratory Bird Day Educator’s Supplement provides activities and direction to resources needed to teach students about migratory birds. The activities are appropriate for grade levels three through eight and can be used in classrooms as well as in informal educational settings.
Migratory-Bird-Day-Educators

MOON TIDES:
How the moon affects ocean tides: http://home.hiwaay.net

MR. TIDES:
(for Mac computers) Mr. Tides is a free tide pool program you can download onto your computer. It will find tide tables from around the world (and even in our own little slice of the California coast). Produces calendar charts and graphic charts for day or month.
If your Mac runs OS 10.4 click here
If your computer runs an operating system lower than OS 10.4 click here

SAVE OUR SEAS:
CA Coastal Commission K – 8 curriculum saveourseas

WAVES:
CA Coastal Commission 9 – 12 curriculum waves_9

WHALE TRAVELING TRUNK (for grades 3-6):  This is a North Carolina teaching unit that contained a “trunk” of materials and a book of great lessons and activities.  We don’t have the trunk with its support materials, but the book is really good.  Teachers can easily adapted lessons that required materials from the trunk.
http://www.nps.gov/calo/learn/education/upload/Whale%20traveling%20trunk%20curriculum%20guide.pdf 

WHALE WALK GUIDE: A guide to the whales painted on the Doheny Whale Walk with QR codes to additional information.
Whale Walk Guide