If you are a teacher interested in participating in the Elementary Program, please review the links below to determine your eligibility, review our expectations of teachers, and sign up for a place on the waiting list.
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.
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.
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.
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