Explore the Slough - online interactive field trip activity

Note: This the third in our series of online interactive field trip activities to explore and discover the 5 habitats of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Teachers can send this online, interactive field trip activity to students or parents can give it to their kids.

Today we will be exploring the Slough habitat of the refuge, the wildlife in this habitat, and some fun facts.

Explore and discover the Slough habitat of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

Excited? Let's get started!

Step #1: ⮇ Download the PowerPoint presentation (PPT 12 MB) ⮇ or click here for Google Slides if viewing online.
The presentation has bird calls, links to videos and websites with more information.
The PowerPoint will start in presentation mode, so it is ready for you to begin the activity right away! Click with your mouse or press the space bar key to move forward through the presentation. Clicking on button links will either play a bird call, or open up a webpage.

Step #2: ⮇ Download the worksheet (PDF 170 kB) ⮇
This will be used by the students to answer questions as they come up throughout the presentation. You can fill it in on your computer or print it out.
Read the Habitat information on the worksheet once you get to the habitat slide.

Step #3: ⮇ Download the answer key (PDF 180 kB) ⮇
Check your worksheet against this answer key.

Step #4 (optional): Once you finish learning about the habitat, send us your completed worksheet via an email to watershedwatchers@sfbws.com and we will send you a free sticker in the mail!

Don't forget to join us for future activities! Here is the schedule:

  • Monday, May 4, 2020: Salt Marsh
  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020: Salt Pond
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020: Slough
  • Thursday, May 7, 2020: Mudflats
  • Friday, May 8, 2020: Upland

The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society in partnership with the Don Edwards San Francisco National Wildlife Refuge thank you for participating in this program in the comfort of your home. During these times it is important that we have fun and creative quality time with our family and loved ones, and we hope this at-home activity provides you with such an opportunity.

These educational activities are brought to you by the Watershed Watchers program under Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program. In order to keep the habitats and wildlife healthy, we must also keep our watersheds healthy. For more ideas on how to keep your local watersheds and habitats healthy for all of us, visit www.mywatershedwatch.org. To contact us, please email us at watershedwatchers@sfbws.com.