and Sage Audubon Society offers a variety of educational programs
and opportunities to teachers, students, families, scouts
and other interested groups. Through tours at the San
Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, special workshops,
and educational materials for loan, Sea & Sage encourages
everyone to experience the beauty and importance of birds
and wetlands in Orange County. For more information, call
Trude Hurd, Project Director of Education, at 949-261-7964
or contact her by e-mail at
outdoor nature program at the San
Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary for 4th-5th-6th grade classes
emphasizes observational skills and identification of bird
and pond life using binoculars and microscopes. Program fee
of $3.50 per student includes the two-hour “Bird Walk” and
“Pond Study” activities led by trained naturalists, a teacher
packet of classroom activities (including a wetlands poster,
bird field guides, and a taxidermy bird specimen) to prepare
the students for their visit, and a copy of our 28 page illustrated
field guide Birds of San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuaryfor
each student. Maximum number of students is 68, the minimum
is 30. Advance reservations are required.
Discovery Kits for Loan
have 5 special Nature Discovery Kits for loan to educators
assist their classroom presentations: Bats, Owls, Butterflies
& Moths, Songbirds, and Reptiles & Amphibians.
DO NOT MAIL THE KITS OUT; THEY MUST BE PICKED UP IN PERSON.
A list of the contents of each kit can be found by clicking
on the name of the kit listed below.
kit contains a Teacher Resource Notebook, reference books
for teachers, a research project and research books for students,
laminated student newspapers, mounted specimens, posters,
audio cassettes, short video tapes, puppets, read aloud books,
and other items appropriate for the topic. Kits are appropriate
for upper elementary grades, but can be adapted easily for
all elementary grades. The Kits may be checked out for a 2
week period, from Friday to Friday and are free of charge.
A small deposit is required upon checkout; it will be
refunded if the kits are returned on time and without damage.
reserve one of these special Nature Discovery Kits
reserve one of these special Nature Discovery Kits for
your classroom, call Joan Olafson at (949) 673-5480.
Then fill out the Reservation
for reserving a Nature Discovery Kit and mail it to: Nature
Discovery Kit, c/o Joan Olafson, 5 Riparian View, Irvine CA
92612. A 3-week notification period is required between
the time we receive your request to the time it is available