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Saturday, April 29


Literacy Inside Out: Using Picture Books to Grow Writing in the School Garden, Schoolyard and Nearby Nature
Connect hands-on science experiences in nature with Common Core writing using picture books as the bridge.

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Cindy Jenson-Elliott

Educator and Author
Cindy Jenson-Elliott is a credentialed teacher, environmental educator, and the author of 17 books of nonfiction, including Weeds Find a Way, Dig In! and Antsy Ansel: Ansel Adams, a Life in Nature. She has taught language arts, science, gardening and writing to children in a variety... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 9:30am - 10:20am
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Nature Adventures in the Schoolyard with Citizen Science
Be inspired to create a yearlong learning map that weaves math, language
arts, social science, and the arts around a framework of science. Learn how to
take part in Citizen Science projects, go on school yard nature hikes, and invite
scientists and California State Park Rangers into the classroom. Participants
will receive a list of picture books, poetry, plays and songs, categorized by
science strands, to enhance learning.

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Linda Rasmussen

Teacher, Highland Ranch Elementary School
My name is Linda Rasmussen. I teach third graders at Highland Ranch Elementary School and I’m a former Teacher of the Year for Poway Unified School District. I am also a Teacher Ambassador for the Education and the Environment Initiative Curriculum (EEI) for California. This is... Read More →

Saturday April 29, 2017 11:30am - 12:20pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


Learning About Coastal Lagoons and Their Watersheds from Batiquitos Nature Center

There are just a few coastal lagoons left, most of San Diego has become developed with roads, houses and hotels along our coastline. Learn about the plants and animals that live here. See a short video on watershed issues that was created by talented High Tech High interns. Try out our watershed model, and pick up some docent tricks.

So why are the lagoons so important? They are our bird rest stops,  fish nurseries, and water filtration system.

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Liz Paegel

Docent, Board member, Batiquitos Foundation
Liz Paegel, naturalist, docent, board member of Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation. Taught at San Diego Natural History Museum and Birch Aquarium. Retired now with many interests, and would love more time to paint.

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive


The Upside of Outside
Nature is our classroom! The Parks and Recreation Discovery Program helps students make meaningful connections with nature through field trips and in-class ranger visits. Ranger Wild will share his holistic approach to science education and how it is used in the Discovery Program. You will learn about some options for elementary school field trips and some techniques for teaching science outdoors.


Alex Wild

San Diego Parks and Recreation

Saturday April 29, 2017 2:10pm - 3:00pm
Room 55-524 Grossmont College 8800 Grossmont College Drive