Neary Lagoon Wetland Walk
The Superintendent's Award for Excellence in Museum Education
Neary Lagoon photos: Maggie MacDonald
The Neary Lagoon Wetland Walk explores the unique characteristics and vital functions of a wetland habitat, the local historical influences on the lagoon ecosystem, importance of wetland preservation, and Ohlone uses of wetland natural resources.
The Wetland Walk is an outdoor, environmental education program for 3rd grade students. The program consists of a three-part learning experience including an interactive, in-class presentation, use of our Wetland Education Kit, and finally, a field trip to Neary Lagoon.
Tour topics are aligned with California State Life Science and History-Social Science Content Standards for grade 3. The presentation and tours are led by museum staff and volunteer docents from the Santa Cruz Museum Association.
The Neary Lagoon Wetland Walk Program is FREE, thanks to funding from the City of Santa Cruz.
The Neary Lagoon Program is offered during the school year.
Program reservations can be made starting in late August.
Book tours for the fall by calling (831) 420-6115 x14.