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Resources for Educators

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For your convenience, we've assembled the educational resources from our various program areas at this central location for easy access:

Master Gardeners
Dig It, Grow It, Eat It - curriculum resources on edible plants and nutrition for third and fourth graders.  Students will learn to identify edible plant parts and about how plants grow, including the science of pollination and propagation.

Exploring Habitats - educational and enriching field trips that teach children about the concepts of habitats and the interrelatedness of various components of a habitat.

School Gardens - learn how Marin County Master Gardeners work with local school gardens

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Grown in Marin: "Resources for Educators" - a catalog of educational resources on Marin County agriculture

Amazing But True Facts about Marin County Agriculture

4-H Youth Development
Please see the California 4-H webpage for a full curriculum list. For information on Embryology, contact Allison Keaney for more details (415-473-4207).

Sudden Oak Death
In collaboration with Marin County 4-H, we have developed the youth education program, "Can My Tree Catch the Flu?" This series of interactive and engaging activities helps increase youth awareness of Sudden Oak Death.  To provide an analogy to how a tree catches this disease, participants are introduced to a familiar situation – catching the flu.  All activities were initially developed for a middle-school level audience but may easily be adapted to other ages and levels.

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Trees in Trouble gives information on Oak Communities, the causes and effects of Sudden Oak Death, as well as methods of transport support these student activities. The grade-specific activities help students learn about native oaks and ways they can help stop the spread of Sudden Oak Death.

Also check out the Junior Ranger Guide. This activity guide explains the ins and outs of Sudden Oak Death in a dynamic and engaging way, blending games, maps, and activity prompts with kid-friendly background information on the disease.

Looking for more? Have suggestions? Please email Janice Alexander with your thoughts.