New Partnership with Washington Elementary School

Sequoia Park Zoo was recently awarded a grant from Save the Redwoods League to implement a collaborative research project with our neighbor across the street—Washington Elementary. We’ll be using the grant to refine the current Redwood Forest Ed-Ventures curriculum and incorporate hands-on watershed conservation activities.

As part of the program, we’ll be assessing how much students know about watersheds, healthy environments, and their general attitudes toward conservation. Many students have not participated in formal redwood ecology education, so using Sequoia Park and the zoo as an outdoor learning lab will help them better understand their environment and help us develop educational components for the River otter, Bald eagle, and salmon project.

We’ll also be providing training to familiarize teachers with the zoo’s Redwood Forest Ed-Ventures and Project WET (Watershed Education Training) curricula. Project WET is a nationally recognized curriculum developed by the Council for Environmental Education that the zoo is proud to offer.