Teacher Packets and Field Trips

  Teacher Packets

Teacher Packets 

 Teacher Packet Introductory Letter

    GBIC Brochure

     GBIC Interesting Bay Facts

    Galveston Bay Estuary Program. 2007. Galveston Bay and the Galveston Bay Estuary Program. GBEP GI-342. 2 pgs.

     Galveston Bay Estuary Program. 2007. Galveston Bay: Discover a Treasure in your own backyard. GBEP GI-369. 16 pgs.

     Coloring Sheets

   (English)     (Spanish)  Dr. Jeanette Wyneken. December 2001. Anatomy of Sea Turtles. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service, Southeast Fisheries Science Center. 180 pgs.

     U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Waterways Experiment Station, Wetlands Research and Technology Center. The Young Scientist’s Introduction to Wetlands. 14 pgs.

     Texas Sea Grant, Marine Advisory Service, Texas Agricultural Extension Service. Water Smart Landscapes. 2 pgs.

   Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. About Wastewater Treatment. 8 pgs.

     Galveston County Parks Department. Clear Creek Watershed. 3 pgs.

     Galveston County Parks Department. Dickinson Bayou Watershed. 3 pgs.

     Texas General Land Office. Texas Beach and Bay Access Guide. 2nd edition. 148 pgs.

     Galveston Bay Foundation. December 2004. Drive and Discover Guide. 25 pgs.

      Daniel W. Moulton and John S. Jacob. Texas Coastal Wetlands Guidebook. Texas Sea Grant Program. TAMU-SG-00-605. 80 pgs.

     Galveston Bay Estuary Program. 2007. The Quiet Invasion: A Guide to Invasive Plants of the Galveston Bay Area. 27 pgs.

     Galveston Bay Estuary Program. August 2002. State of the Bay: A Characterization of the Galveston Bay Ecosystem. 2nd edition. GBEP T-7. 180 pgs.

     Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authority. How We Use and Affect Galveston Bay: Teaching Guide and Key. 6 pages. Accompanies a corresponding poster.

 

Classroom Presentations

 

Artist Boat    Brochure    Curriculum Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Eco-Art Workshops and Adventures, Eco-Art Residencies, Eco-Art Professional Development, Habitat Development
2. Professional development and Curriculum for teachers 

Contact Info:

Karla Klay, Executive Director kklay@artistboat.org (409) 770-0722

 

 

Friends of Galveston Island State Park Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Guided field trips/field labs: Choose from these 1-hr. activities:  beach and surf exploration (includes seining in the surf); marsh and mudflats exploration (includes seining in the marsh); prairie walk (includes insect gathering or birding, we supply binoculars); dipping for freshwater pond life; water quality testing
2. Teacher Training: Treasures of the Bay is four full days of hands-on get-wet exploration of the Galveston Bay Area guided by experts in each of the ecosystems teachers learn about.  The course includes seining, kayaking, birding, water quality testing and much more.  Teachers receive a notebook of resource materials.  The course is scheduled June 17-20, 2008.  Registration is $25 and is limited to 20 participants.  Contact Julie Massey jmassey@ag.tamu.edu (281) 534-3413 to register
3. Classroom Presentations by Master Naturalist volunteers

Contact Info:

Galveston Island State Park- contact Mary Jean Hayden bean1219@earthlink.net
(409) 737-5306
Texas City Prairie Preserve- contact Sara Snell snellsw@verizon.net
Scenic Galveston Marsh Preserve- contact Liz Gimmler at gimmler@consolidated.net

 

Mothers for Clean Air

 

Type of Resource:

1. Ozone Theater is an interactive activity that teaches children what air pollution is, where it comes from, and what they can do about it. Grades K-5
2. Pesky Polluters Grades K-2
3. Good Ozone Bad Ozone (GOBO) Grades 3-5
A trained leader goes to the classroom to conduct the activity. Each student receives a reminder bookmark and the teacher is given an Activity Guide of extension activities.

Contact Info:

Jane Laping, Executive Director mfca@mothersforcleanair.org (713) 526-0110

 

Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network    Educational Opportunities Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Classroom presentations / lectures tailored to different grade levels (K-12)

2. Interactive mock stranding and rescue
3. Hands-on traveling bone collection (including skulls, baleen, teeth, vertebrae, and more)
4. Marine mammal necropsy (animal autopsy)
5. Teacher workshops / teacher activity book, Young readers book based on true story of a dolphin rescue

Contact Info:

Heidi Watts - State Operations Coordinator tmmsn@tamug.edu (409) 740-4455

 

Texas Parks and Wildlife Grades 6-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Series of Loaner trunks with informational and educational materials:
-Mammal Trunk (Skins, Skulls, Predator-Prey relationships, aging deer by teeth wear, replica of skat (fecal matter), etc.)
-Alligator Trunk (Skins, Skulls, reading material for young groups, posters)
-Bat Trunk (Skeleton of Bat, posters, reading material for young groups, )
-Endangered Species Trunk (Good for Middle School and higher educated groups; posters, notebook of activities, videos)
2. Classroom Presentations

Contact Info:

Keith Crenshaw, Natural Resource Specialist III Keith.Crenshaw@tpwd.state.tx.us
(281) 456-7029 x22

 

 Museums, Field Trips/Labs

 

Local Resources for Field Trips/Labs

Artist Boat    Brochure    Curriculum Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Eco-Art Workshops and Adventures, Eco-Art Residencies, Eco-Art Professional Development, Habitat Development
2. Professional development and Curriculum for teachers 

Contact Info:

Karla Klay, Executive Director kklay@artistboat.org (409) 770-0722

 

 

Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Education and Recreation Center Grades K-12

 Type of Resource:    1. Guided Field trips for students in grades K-12. Existing programs include Wetlands Ecology and Liquid Science. Special programs can be arranged and tailored to appropriate grade levels. To schedule a field trip contact Sallie Sherman at sallie.sherman@baytown.org or call 281-420-7128 or 281-420-7140.

2. Wade Into Wetlands Summer Science Camp for ages 9 through 15. Week-long day camps offer experiences of fun-filled learning and off-site educational field trips. Phone 281-420-7128 or visit www.baytown.org.

3. Badge workshops for Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. To schedule a workshop contact Sallie Sherman sallie.sherman@baytown.org or call 281-420-7128 or 281-420-7140.

4. On the road program taken to schools, libraries, clubs and businesses to educate the public and students on the importance and preservation of wetlands areas. Contact Mary Alice Trumble MaryAlice.Trumble@baytown.org or phone 281-422-5124 or Tracey Prothro Tracey.Prothro@baytown.org or call 281-420-7101.

5. Gator Tales - Pre-school story and activity hour. Wednesdays during the summer and winter from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. Nature topics are the theme each week with stories, puppets, crafts and activities. For more information contact: sallie.sherman@baytown.org.

 

 

Friends of Galveston Island State Park Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Guided field trips/field labs: Choose from these 1-hr. activities:  beach and surf exploration (includes seining in the surf); marsh and mudflats exploration (includes seining in the marsh); prairie walk (includes insect gathering or birding, we supply binoculars); dipping for freshwater pond life; water quality testing
2. Teacher Training: Treasures of the Bay is four full days of hands-on get-wet exploration of the Galveston Bay Area guided by experts in each of the ecosystems teachers learn about.  The course includes seining, kayaking, birding, water quality testing and much more.  Teachers receive a notebook of resource materials.  The course is scheduled June 17-20, 2008.  Registration is $25 and is limited to 20 participants.  Contact Julie Massey jmassey@ag.tamu.edu (281) 534-3413 to register
3. Classroom Presentations by Master Naturalist volunteers

Contact Info:

Galveston Island State Park- contact Mary Jean Hayden bean1219@earthlink.net
(409) 737-5306
Texas City Prairie Preserve- contact Sara Snell snellsw@verizon.net
Scenic Galveston Marsh Preserve- contact Liz Gimmler at gimmler@consolidated.net

 

 

Houston Zoo    Education    Teachers& Schools Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

Field trips, teacher workshops, student and outreach programs

Contact Info:

Tyler Ahnemann Assistant Director of Education tahnemann@houstonzoo.org
(713) 533-6553

 

 

Junior Anglers & Hunters of America Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Introduce kids to the outdoors by teaching and practicing outdoor recreational activities, skills, and safety such as hunting and fishing
2. Instruct kids about sportsmanship and conservation of our natural resources
3. Enhance familial relationships through a shared learning experience
4. Create an appreciation of the outdoors to last a lifetime

Mission:

"To Foster Connectivity to Nature By Being a Gateway for Accessing Opportunities Outdoors and By Teaching Outdoors Recreational Skills, Safety & Ethics, Environmental Responsibility and Conservation Practices".

Contact Info:

Contact JrAHA to Volunteer:  elg@jraha.org  or call (713) 446-3814

 

Texas Seaport Museum Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

Harbor Tours    Educational Field Trips    Curriculum Guide for ELISSA

Contact Info:

Christine Hayes (409) 763-1877
Seagull II Tours- Mary Castano (409) 765-1700

 

 

Waterborne Education Center (WEC) Field Labs Grades 3-12

 

Type of Resource:

On-the-water field labs that address science, history and cultural heritage, economic and commercial issues, art, and many other topics. Field labs are conducted in the Galveston Bay System, including the Trinity River and its bay and delta, the Houston Ship Channel and San Jacinto River.

Contact Info:

To schedule a trip, contact Jo Ann Baird. joannbaird@ih2000.net (409) 267-3547

 

Youth Educational Support Services, Inc.    Programs    BaySmart Grades 3-12

 

Type of Resource:

This unique, exciting and adventurous program provides students with water-borne educational experiences aboard Coast Guard certified boats that serve as floating classrooms. During their BaySmart excursion, students observe and learn about the intermix of nature, industry and recreation. They learn about what has been done, what is being done and what is proposed relative to harmonizing the diverse interests in Galveston Bay. Students also see the application of school work to real-life situations.

Contact Info:

 Huey Barnett, Ed.D., President yess@quixnet.net (713) 299-4270

 

 

 National Resources for Field Trips/Labs

 

American Museum of Natural History
Educator Resources    Educators Grades K-12
Biodiversity    Biodiversity Counts Grades K-12
eFieldTrip Grades K-12

Electronic Field Trip - Ball State University

Hands on the land    Lesson Plans and Activities Grades K-12

National Museum of Natural History    Education Grades K-12

National Zoological Park    Education Grades K-12

Smithsonian
Earth from Space    Lesson Plans Grades 5-12
Education    Educators    Science and Technology Lesson Plans Grades K-12

 

 Local Educational Resources/Teacher Training

 

City of Pasadena    Brochure Grades K-5

Stormwater Program Environmental Resources

 

Type of Resource:

Adopt a Waterway, Adopt a Street, Marking Button, DVDs, Skits, Several activities for Grades K-5, computer presentations, and fliers. All resources are bilingual.

Contact Info:

Sarah Metzger (713) 475-7262
Luz Locke (713) 475-7264

 

Environmental Institute of Houston    Brochure    Education Grades 5-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Programs such as School Habitat Program, Texas State Envirothon, EIH/UHCL Regional Collaborative for the Excellence in Science Teaching
2. Professional development training for teachers and schools

Contact Info:

Brenda G. Weiser, Ed.D., Director of EE Weiser@uhcl.edu (281) 283-3960

 

 

Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary Grades 3-5

 

Type of Resource:

Teacher Packets (brochures, activities, etc.), Posters, Animal Adaptations Curriculum

Contact Info:

Kelly Drinnen Kelly.Drinnen@noaa.gov or flowergarden@noaa.gov (409) 621-5151 x105

 

Friends of Galveston Island State Park Grades K-12

 

Type of Resource:

1. Guided field trips/field labs: Choose from these 1-hr. activities:  beach and surf exploration (includes seining in the surf); marsh and mudflats exploration (includes seining in the marsh); prairie walk (includes insect gathering or birding, we supply binoculars); dipping for freshwater pond life; water quality testing
2. Teacher Training: Treasures of the Bay is four full days of hands-on get-wet exploration of the Galveston Bay Area guided by experts in each of the ecosystems teachers learn about.  The course includes seining, kayaking, birding, water quality testing and much more.  Teachers receive a notebook of resource materials.  The course is scheduled June 17-20, 2008.  Registration is $25 and is limited to 20 participants.  Contact Julie Massey jmassey@ag.tamu.edu (281) 534-3413 to register
3. Classroom Presentations by Master Naturalist volunteers

Contact Info:

Galveston Island State Park- contact Mary Jean Hayden bean1219@earthlink.net
(409) 737-5306
Texas City Prairie Preserve- contact Sara Snell snellsw@verizon.net
Scenic Galveston Marsh Preserve- contact Liz Gimmler at gimmler@consolidated.net

 

 

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory

 

Type of Resource:

1. Coastal Wild Bird Trunks – teaching resources for Grades 4-6
2. Bird Scene Investigator – workbook/activity guide for students

Contact Info:

Carol A. Jones, Education Program Manager (979) 480-0999

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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