Information for Prospective Splash Teachers


Program Eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the Splash elementary program you must teach 4th or 5th grade at a school in Sacramento County.

If you do not meet these criteria, we cannot provide your class with a guided field trip of the Mather Field Vernal Pools.  Nonetheless, you are encouraged to utilize the Splash materials via this web site.


Apply for the Elementary Program

Splash invites all 4th and 5th grade teachers in Sacramento County to submit this form for a place in the Splash Elementary Program.


Program Fees

Due to the diversity of socio-economic populations served by the program, we use a sliding scale to determine the fee for each class. The fee per class ranges between $60 and $300 and is based on the percentage of students at your school receiving free/reduced-price meals. If you don’t know this statistic off the top of your head, you can look it up on the Education Data Partnership website.


What Teachers Receive

Once you are accepted into the program, you will receive a full set of curriculum materials, which includes all of the items listed below.  You will be required to sign a Materials Loan Agreement, but you may keep the materials at no cost for as long as you continue to teach the curriculum.


Expectations of Teachers

All teachers who participate in the Splash Elementary program agree to the following statements:

  • I will respond promptly to all communications from Splash staff and complete all assignments by the stated deadline.
  • I will teach the Splash curriculum to my students to ensure that they are adequately prepared for the Splash field trip.  Specifically, I will:

Standards Alignment

The PDF document above provides detailed information about how the Splash elementary curriculum aligns to the 4th and 5th grade standards established by the California State Board of Education.