Marsh and Beach

Meet at Pescadero State Beach for a guided, hands-on immersion into coastal habitats. During the Marsh and Beach Expedition students learn about the formation and importance of sandy beach and marsh ecosystems through the following two activities.

Beach Exploration: Students learn about sand geology and how beaches are formed, and explore the wrack-line.

Marsh Walk: Students walk through the salt marsh using binoculars and field guides to identify native and non-native plants and beautiful bird species.

2.5 hour program

  • Direct teaching, Field trips, Materials & supplies, Professional development/consulting for administrators, Professional development/consulting for teachers
  • 3rd Grade Students / Youth, 4th Grade Students / Youth, 5th Grade Students / Youth, 6th Grade Students / Youth, 7th Grade Students / Youth, 8th Grade Students / Youth, 9th Grade Students / Youth, 10th Grade Students / Youth, 11th Grade Students / Youth, 12th Grade Students / Youth, Pre-Service Educators/College Students, Teachers/Administrators, Informal Educators, General Public/Family
    During school day
  • After school
  • Summer
  • Weekends
  • Climate Change
  • Conservation (Wildlife/Habitat)
  • Marine & Coastal
  • Outdoor Learning
  • STEM
  • Water
Academic AlignmentAcademic Alignment
    Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
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