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Bay Area Teen Science

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Covers all the bases including tools needed, safety tips, common types of rocks, and how to store your collection. (Thanks, Gabriel!)

Provides field guide and critter catalog for Michigan, but resource for similar California critters too!

BONAP provides in-depth information on the entire vascular flora of the continent north of Mexico, as well as for Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Davis, CA

The University of California, Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory (BML) is dedicated to understanding environmental processes at the land-sea interface on California’s North Coast.

This project is an ambitious effort to collect and provide access to quality-controlled data about butterflies and moths for the continent of North America from Panama to Canada. Kids can become “Citizen Scientists” by helping to provide information on tracking observed butterflies and moths. 

Ideas for free field trips for little kids.

Lots of places, CA

"Parks for the People."

Where you can record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world.

Sonoma County, CA

Provides opportunities for people to experience the beauty and understand the value of our land.

Educational site for kids to explore National Geographic magazine stories and photos.

Lots of places, CA

Offers hikes, art classes, and other nature adventures designed specifically for families with children.

Here is a site dedicated to meeting the growing need for public health professionals by connecting students with opportunities to begin and advance their careers. With a predicted growth rate well above the national average and an established workforce, public health is an excellent industry for a new student to begin a career.  Explore careers, scholarships, and employment data.

Sonoma County, CA

Helps you find ways to get OUTSIDE. 

Lots of places, CA

Leading outdoor education and making nature relevant for the next generation.

Focuses on habitat conservation and restoration, species conservation, protecting pollinators, contributing to watershed health, and reducing harm to invertebrates from pesticide use.

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