Save the Bay has excellent educational staff that is very skilled at working with students. They offer canoeing programs (Canoes in Sloughs) and restoration opportunities at several sites around the Bay. You can also adopt a site and return to the same restoration site several times in a given year to assist in the transformation of a piece of wetland over time. They will even come to your classroom to do a pre-trip lesson if you wish. Given the quality of the restoration work that Save the Bay does, I strongly recommend a double program that combines canoeing and restoration work. The only drawback is that you will have less time on the water, but still enough for kids to learn and play.
The cost for programs is on a sliding scale depending on the number of students that qualify for free and reduced lunch. My students paid $30 each to attend which was well worth it.
To schedule a program, fill in the registration form available on the Save the Bay website or download it below. For more information, contact Save the Bay directly at:
|Save the Bay
350 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Sample Schedule (The time and activities in your program may vary!!)
Typical Canoes in Sloughs program:
9:00am – 9:15am ARRIVAL
9:15am – 10:00am INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
10:00am – 10:15am PREPARE FOR PUT-IN
10:15am – 10:30am PADDLING Instruction and SAFETY Awareness Talk
10:30am – 1:15pm ON THE WATER!!
1:30 - 2:00pm TAKE-OUT (group comes off the water)
Typical Restoration Program:
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