Educators interested in learning about wetlands, wildlife, and human history in the Central Valley, teaching these subjects to students, and preparing for a Discover the Flyway field trip are invited to attend a Discover the Flyway Teacher Workshop.
All educators bringing their kindergarten to 12th grade students on a Discover the Flyway field trip must attend this workshop before their class field trip. This includes educators that plan on attending a field trip with another educator who has previously attended a workshop. This is a one-time requirement.
Teachers may make a reservation for a Discover the Flyway field trip before attending a Teacher Workshop but must attend a workshop before their scheduled field trip.
The Teacher Workshop includes:
- An introduction to Discover the Flyway school programs
- How to plan for, and what to expect on, a Discover the Flyway field trip
- Hands-on participation in wetland related science and social studies learning activities
- A guided tour in the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area
- Access to Wild about Wetlands Resource Kits for in-class teaching about wetland ecosystems
- A continental breakfast and lunch
- A flash drive with field trip information, learning activity descriptions, chaperone tips, and resources
- Yolo Basin Foundation’s history and mission
What teachers who have attended say about their experience:
- “I was able to see the different learning activities and fit them to my class’s needs.”
(2nd grade teacher, Sacramento)
- “I felt that it was well organized and presented. My time was well spent!”
(3rd grade teacher, Davis)
- “Very useful! The workshop was well done in that I was able to experience first hand the wonderful activities that my students would be experiencing. The GL standards tied to the activities of the trip and organized on a flash drive made planning that much easier.”
(4th grade teacher, West Sacramento)