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Kids in Nature Native Plant Cards

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These educational plant cards were developed to enhance 4-6th grade science during local place-based field trips and visits to native plant gardens installed at elementary school sites. The set features 32 native plants common to the coastal Southern California region with descriptions and fun facts. The cards can be printed, cut, and laminated for long-term use. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, California by providing quality environmental science education and experiences through place-based field trips, mentored by UCSB students in the Nature and Science Education Practicum, utilizing hands-on activities to bring K-12 students outdoors and to UCSB. The Kids in Nature program is supported by the UCSB Coastal FundUCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation.

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