Fourth through Sixth Grade Education

An extensive program delivered weekly over the course of the academic year

 
Kids Drawing on the Beach,

"Students expand their understanding of the ecology and conservation of the globally unique and important marine and island ecosystems of the region . . ."

Fourth grade - Marine and Island Ecosystems of the Gulf of California

The fourth grade program was initiated in 2003 through a partnership with the Federal Gulf Island Reserve of the Commission for National Protected Areas (CONANP). The curriculum has been adapted by the EEP over the years to create an extensive program delivered weekly over the course of the entire school year. Students expand their understanding of the ecology and conservation of the globally unique and important marine and island ecosystems of the region through art projects, creative writing, and experiential and cooperative activities. At the end of the year the students participate in a guide visit to Kino Bay Center and reinforce the knowledge about the local ecology.

Sixth grade - Regional Ecology

Since 1998, the sixth grade curriculum has been developed completely by the Prescott College Kino Bay Center based on the state curriculum guidelines for 5th and 6th grade. The first half of the year introduces general ecological concepts to the classes. During the second half of the year, students are taught a diverse curriculum about local ecosystems and conservation issues. Classes involve a theoretical explanation of the topic and class activities that promote knowledge of local ecosystems. At the end of the year students participate in a field trip to Isla Alcatraz, an island that is located less than a mile from Bahia de Kino and provides perfect examples of the ecological, cultural and conservation importance of islands.

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