Coal Oil Point Reserve Animal Tracks Lesson
This activity lesson aims to introduce 4-6th grade students to the animals of the dune community. This lesson was developed for Kids in Nature visits to Coal Oil Point Reserve, but may be adapted to any dune or other habitat with mammal and bird activity. Students learn to observe animal tracks and signs in the dune habitat. The Kids in Nature (KIN) Environmental Education Program promotes the aspirations and achievements of students in underserved schools in Santa Barbara and Goleta, Californaia 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 Fund, UCSB Office of Education Partnerships Faculty Outreach Grants (FOG) Program and the Mosher Foundation.