Aliso Watershed (3rd Grade)

Located at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, students will explore the riparian ecosystem and learn about the local watershed, plants and animals.

This program supports the following state standards:
NGSS: 3-LS3-1., 3-LS4-3
History/Social Science: 3.1.2

Water Testing 
While working in teams, students will conduct experiments to determine water quality.  Based on their experiments they will determine if animals could survive in this ecosystem. 
Students will participate in a scavenger hunt to learn about the tools used by local Native Americans, ranchers and farmers.
Students will learn how pollution and water flows through the watershed. 
Live Animals
Students see and touch live program animals representative of those found in local watershed and learn how their adaptations enable them to survive.

Time: 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  


Parking: Vehicle parking is very limited 
Accessibility: partially wheelchair accessible
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Teacher Resources 


New Funding

 Visit the OC Parks Website for Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.