AT HOME LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
Below are links to various websites that provide at home learning programs supporting the goals and mission of DSBIA and the California State Parks. These sites are not meant to replace the lessons being provided by your children’s schools and teachers, but to offer enrichment of subjects or to provide information in a subject of personal interest for children and adults.
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS “PORTS” HOME LEARNING
Free kindergarten through 12 grade lessons about our precious natural resources and cultural heritage. You must register for each program or, click on “Previous Broadcasts” for programs to which you do not need to register.
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS- ORANGE COAST DISTRICTS
Video programs about local state parks.
OTHER STATE PARK VIDEOS
Pismo State Beach Monarch Butterfly Garden
OTHER STATE PARK ACTIVITIES
Special Status Animal Species Coloring Book
California State Park Coloring Pages plus other coloring pages
ON THE DSBIA WEBSITE
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT MATERIALS: Lesson plans, lessons and materials for various subjects.
DOHENY VIRTUAL AQUARIUM: A showcase of some of the sea life in the Doheny Visitor Center aquariums.
NATURE NOTES: Essays by Jim Serpa and others on sea life around Doheny.
GALLERY: Access from the HOME page, drop down GALLERY menu. Photos and information about sea life, land animals and birds around Doheny.
PARENT WITH CHILD GAMES: The below games are designed for parents to use for teaching to and playing with their children. Teach them meanings to key words (mammal, nourish, indicator, etc.) concepts (life cycle of flowering plants and relationship to animals that rely on them) and how to use your computers Internet search engine.
OLE DOHENY TRAIL: Identify things found on a walk up dried up parts of the San Juan Creek bed. Are they natural, litter or something else?
WILD FLOWER INTERNET SEARCH:Identify some wildflowers by using your Internet search engine and key words from clues.
DOHENY MAP READING SKILLS: Practice your map reading skills by using a Doheny map to answer questions.
CRYSTAL COVE CONSERVANCY DISTANT LEARNING
Environmental Challenge for Middle and High School Students
Owl Limpets study at Crystal Cove
Western Monarch Butterflies video and coloring sheet For coloring sheet mentioned in the video, click here.
DANA WHARF SPORTFISHING AND WHALE WATCHING
SHARKS: MISUNDERSTOOD MONSTERS A great presentation by Jim Serpa
Lessons by former Capistrano Unified School District teacher and science mentor, Nona Reimer.
BALLEEN WHALES VS TOOTHED WHALES
HOW TO MAKE BLUBBER
STORY TIME WITH NONA
ALL ABOUT HUMPBACK WHALES
GRAY WHALES: MIGRATION AND MATH… OH BOY!
BIRCH AQUARIUM @ SCRIPPS, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
THE KELP CAMERA. Live video of the Kelp Aquarium
KELP FOREST BINGO. To be played while watching the Kelp Camera video.
SEA LIFE COLORING AND INFORMATION PAGES. Coloring pages for Kids and Adults
ETHNOGRAMS. Observing what animals do.
THE MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM
A website full of great activities and information. Be sure to click on the link above and their drop down menus for ANIMALS and FOR EDUCATORS.
AUDUBON FOR KIDS
Loaded with activities, videos and games for learning about birds.
BUDDY BISSON’S BACKYARD BINGO