San Dieguito Lagoon
Led by the San Dieguito River Park, students engage in several activity stations to learn about the importance and diversity of the lagoon. Activities include an interactive Ranger-led hike along the Lagoon Trail, testing water samples at the stormwater treatment ponds, studying skulls of animals found within the park, viewing native plants and learning about their adaptations and use, and creating nature-inspired artwork using materials collected from the lagoon.
- learn about habitat destruction, degradation, restoration and preservation;
- learn about urban runoff, freshwater and salt water, and the importance of water quality;
- learn about habitat types and how plants and animals have adapted to living at the San Dieguito Lagoon;
- understand their role in keeping the watershed healthy.
Made possible by a grant from The San Diego Foundation
Material compiled by:
The San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy
The San Dieguito River Park Joint Powers Authority
The Volcan Mountain Foundation
San Diego Archaeological Center
Material generously contributed by:
The San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
California Performance Expectations & Dimensions
Note: This program can assist with meeting the following Performance Expectations and Dimensions from California’s Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Grade 5: 5-PS3-1; 5-LS1-1; 5-LS2-1; 5-ESS2-1; 5-ESS2-2; 5-ESS3-1.
Grades 6-8: MS-LS1-4; MS-LS1-5; MS-LS1-6; MS-LS1-7; MS-LS1-8; MS-LS2-1; S-LS2-2; MS-LS2-3; MS-LS2-4; MS-LS2-5; MS-ESS3-1; MS-ESS3-2; MS-ESS3-3; MS-ESS3-4; MS-
Grades 9-12: HS-LS2-6; HS-LS2-8; HS-LS4-6; HS-ESS2-5; HS-ESS3-1; HS- HS-ESS3-4; HS-
Grade Level: 5, 6-8, 9-12
Subject Areas: Science, Lagoons
Setting: San Dieguito Lagoon
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