FoLAR invites 4th, 5th, or 6th grade teachers and their students to take part in a program which incorporates the Los Angeles River into school curriculum and culminates with an LA River field trip.
Teachers must participate in the March 16 Teacher Training Workshop
1. Teacher Workshop with Project WET (Water Education for Teachers)
Teachers participate in a Project WET training on March 16, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, with an added LA River emphasis. Participants receive Project WET curriculum guides.
To Participate Download the Source 2 Sea Workshop Flyer
mail it to: Shelly Backlar, Friends of the Los Angeles River, 570 W. Avenue 26 #250, Los Angeles, CA 90065
FoLAR visits your school to conduct an in-class lesson. We focus on the science and history of the Los Angeles River and prepare students for their upcoming field trip.
Students participate in hands-on, experiential science at the Los Angeles River. This may include macro-invertebrate studies, water quality monitoring, and other watershed-focused games and activities.
Grants from the Marisla Foundation, Southern California Edison and the Captain Planet Foundation cover all costs for the teacher workshop, for the classroom visits and for the field trip(s) (bus transportation included).
If you think this is something your school might interested please contact, Shelly Backlar at 323 223-0585, to set up at time to talk more about the program and to receive a registration form.
With funding from the Metropolitan Water District and Boeing, the Friends of the Los Angeles River and the Algalita Marine Research Institute collaborated to create this 116 page resource on the Los Angeles River for watershed educators. This guide contains an L.A. River timeline, lessons on riparian wildlife and habitats, the journey of the Kola Kayak down the L.A River led by Dr. Marcus Eriksen, the impact on plastics on our rivers and oceans, as well as in-class lessons and field labs. Guides are given free of charge for teachers who sign up for in-class presentations, tours, and River cleanups and are interested in continuing their study on the L.A. River!