College of Science

Department of Applied Environmental Science

Educational Resources

For 6th Grade Eco Ambassadors

BLM Fort Ord video

For 5th Grade Eco Ambassadors

Dunes video

About California Native Plants

California Native Plant Society

Explore this page to learn more about why California Native Plants are important. 

California Native Plant Society-Parent and Teacher Resources

School Garden Activity Shared Drive Access

Shared Drive includes Age-Appropriate Native Plant Information and garden maintenance calendars and tips. It also includes Science, Math, and Art activities. It is a work in progress so over time more will be added as activities are tested. 

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What is Eco Ambassadors:

Habitat Stewardship Project, Monterey Bay (HSP) partners with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District (MPUSD) to provide environmental science and expressive art lessons to every 5th and 6th grade class in all elementary schools within the MPUSD district. 

At the start of this program in 2014, HSP installed a native plant garden at each school with the help of the 5th grade classes. These native plant gardens allow students to take their learning to an outdoor classroom. Students are taught about the environment, native flora and fauna and how to care for the garden on their own. Students work with HSP and each other throughout the year to maintain their garden, all the while fostering a sense of appreciation and ownership for outdoor space.