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1. A Teacher's Handbook and Resource Guide to
Kaweah Oaks Preserve
 
Teacher's GuideThis 189 page publication includes many lesson plans, interesting items and projects for your youngster(s) between the ages of 4 through 12. These are all related to Kaweah Oaks Preserve and targeted to enhance science curriculum.

This publication is now available at all Tulare County School District Offices  Call your local office to arrange to borrow the handbook. 

You may photocopy any or all the pages at your convenience.

Or you can borrow mine for the cost of postage. Email your request for prompt attention. 



2. The Oaks Preserve Pre-Visit Helps
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These pages can be printed and photocopied


Young Student's Checklist
3rd grade+ Checklist
Animal Tracks
Grapevine Trail - guide to 13 numbered stops
Swamp Trail  - guide to 15 numbered stops
Sycamore Trail - guide to 12 numbered stops
Be sure to use this website as a source of valuable information and fun outdoor activities.



3. Coloring Pages
Birds of the oaks preserve
by Lee Wilson

click on any image for an 8.5 x 11 printable page

Acorn
Woodpecker
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Barn 
Swallow
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California
Quail
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Common
Crow
lcrow.jpg
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Mourning
Dove
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Northern
Flicker
lflicke.jpg
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Great Blue
Heron
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Western
Meadowlark
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Valley Oak
Leaves
loakleaves1.jpg
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Red-tailed
Hawk
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Scrub
Jay
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Wood
Duck
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4. Educators nature, conservation and ecology links:
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Ecology Club Audubon Adventures Ranger Rick NWF
What are Ecosystems? Ecosystems & Habitats Ecological Education
Flow Learning Nature Jokes More Nature Jokes
Exploring Earth Pond Study Links CREEC Class Projects
EPA Educators Center USGS Earthquake information CEC/Encarta 
Lesson Plans
CSU Bakersfield 
Pond Life
Roots & Shoots 
Teacher Corner
Sea World 
Teacher Resources
National Resource 
Conservation Service
Environmental  Ed
National Wildlife Federation
CSU Bakersfield 
Raptor Facts
check out the related links page for even more links



5. Joy Of Nature Books

The following books are short and easy reads.
These authors share lots of fun ideas to enhance your 'walk in the woods.'


Title Author ISBN
Talking to Fireflies, Shrinking 
the Moon   (excellent)
Edward Duensing 1555913105
Backyard and Beyond Edward Duensing 1555910718 
Sharing the Joy of Nature Joseph Cornell 0916124525 
Sharing Nature With Children Joseph Cornell 1883220734 
Hands-On Nature J.  Lingelbach 0961762705 
Nature for the Very Young Marcia Bowden 047162084X 
There's A Hair In My Dirt Gary Larson 006019104X
Nature's Outcasts Des Kennedy 0882668684

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