Information for Current Splash Teachers

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Materials Loan Agreement and Contact Info Update 2020-21

If you are a teacher participating in the Splash Elementary Program in 2020-21, please review the Teacher Expectations Agreement, update your contact information and then submit this form. 

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Video: How to make an origami book

Video: How to make an origami book

This video offers step-by-step instructions for making an origami book. As part of Lesson 11 of the Splash Investigating Vernal Pools curriculum, Splash students make origami books. They decorate them with fun facts about vernal pools and drawings of the animals, plants, and landscape features they have studied or encountered in the field.  Beyond this use, origami books can be a fun art project to document or summarize any subject or experience.

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Materials Loan Agreement and Contact Info Update 2019-20

If you are a teacher participating in the Splash Elementary Program in 2019-20, please review the Teacher Expectations Agreement, update your contact information and then submit this form. 

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Secondary Curriculum Download

We are pleased to offer this curriculum to anyone wishing to use it for educational purposes. In order to continually improve and track the use of the curriculum, we ask for your contact information and a brief description of how you intend to use it. In exchange, we would be happy to answer any questions you have and support your use to the best of our ability. Splash will not share your contact information with anyone.

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Preparing for Your Field Trip

On the day of your field trip, please arrive at the Splash Education Center between 9:15 and 9:30 a.m. Another class, either from your school or from a different school, will arrive at about the same time. Upon arrival, please keep your students on the bus or in vehicles to await further instructions. This avoids chaos in the parking lot.

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Directions to the Splash Education Center

Splash is located at 4426 Excelsior Road, Mather, CA 95655.  Please click on the links below to download a simple map with written driving directions and/or a more detailed map.

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Instructions for Field Trip Chaperons

Just in case you misplaced the instructions to hand out in advance to your field trip chaperons, please click on the link below to open printable PDF versions.

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Request Fairy Shrimp Eggs

If you are a teacher participating in the Splash Elementary Program, please fill out this form to request a packet of fairy shrimp eggs.  We regret that we are only able to supply eggs to those currently enrolled in the program.

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Instructions for Growing Fairy Shrimp

Inside your Fairy Shrimp Kit, you will find a white envelope. Inside the envelope is a folded coffee filter. It contains a small amount of what looks like dust or dirt. In this dust are some of the most amazing structures you can find on earth – the eggs of the vernal pool fairy shrimp. Each egg contains a baby shrimp, an embryo in suspended animation. In its drought resistant casing, it waits patiently for the right time to hatch out and begin its life cycle!

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Print Replacement Pages from the Curriculum

If you need to print any or all of the pages from the Teacher’s Manual, Critter Catalog, or Flower Facts, please go to the Elementary Curriculum: Investigating Vernal Pools.

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