Grades K-3

Our interactive educational programming including downstream trail tours are available for kindergarten through grade 3. Our trails provide the perfect setting for outdoor learning with our enthusiastic, experienced interpreters. We can also develop and customize tours to focus on the geology, biology, or environment of the Manuels River valley. Programs usually run from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm, but start and end times can be flexible to work with your school scheduled.

Manuels River K-6 Fall 2018 school programs


Kindergarten: Life Cycles

Spend time outdoors along the trail and explore the life cycle of local plants and animals with activities, crafts and games.

Grade 1: Plants

Learn about the parts of plants and what plants need to survive while playing games and exploring their habitat.

Grade 2: Fossils

Through hands-on activities, games and experiments, learn about how fossils form and what they can tell us about ancient life.

Grade 3: Soils

Learn about soil profiles, composition, porosity and settling rates.  Examine how plants help to prevent erosion and venture onto the trails to see real-life examples of soils and soil erosion.