Santa Cruz Sandhills Exploration
Santa Cruz Sandhills Exploration is an outdoor, experiential program for seventh graders that covers both scientific and historical concepts in an active, hands-on format led by trained docents of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History’s Docent Program. This program investigates the unique characteristics of the Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat, including geologic history, biological significance, and the effects of human use over time.
Be able to define and recognize the unique characteristics Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat.
Understand how human impacts, both positive and negative, have had a great effect on the Santa Cruz Sandhills habitat.
Identify the 7 endemic species of the Santa Cruz Sandhills.
Identify common fossils of the Santa Cruz Sandhills.
- Understand how paleontologists use fossils to piece together geologic history
CALIFORNIA STATE CONTENT STANDARDS
Grade 7: 3.1, 3.3, 3,5
Earth and Life History
Grade 7: 4.a, c, d, e, f
The Santa Cruz Sandhills Exploration Program is FREE, thanks to funding from a generous local donor.
The Sandhills Exploration 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 x13.
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José Ángel Lara
Jeffrey J. Hoover
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