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Milestones in Splash History

 

Fall 1997
– April 1998
     Ms. Womack’s 5th grade class at Crocker Riverside Elementary enters a vernal pools project in the Disney Environmentality Challenge and wins a regional award.
Fall 1998
– April 1999
  Ms. Womack’s class of 5th graders completes its vernal pool conservation project and wins the grand prize in Disney’s Environmentality Challenge, a trip to Disneyland.
April 1999   Crocker Riverside 5th graders are hosted by Disneyland and honored in Earth Day celebration and parade.

February 1999

  The Splash Consortium is created to sponsor formal development of a secondary curriculum about streams and water quality and an elementary curriculum focused on vernal pools (based on concepts piloted with the Crocker Riverside classes).
January 2000   Splash pilots its draft Elementary Curriculum in 6 schools.
February 26, 2000   Sign Posting Day: Splash students volunteer to erect “Sensitive Habitat” signs around Mather Field to protect the vernal pools. 
Fall 2000   Version 1 of Splash Elementary Curriculum and The Mysteries of Vernal Pools video debuts.
January 2001   Splash hosts 30 class field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
February 2001   Splash moves its headquarters to Mather Heights Elementary School for the 2001, 2002, and 2003 field trip seasons.
Fall 2001   Version 2 of the Splash Elementary Curriculum debuts.
January 2002   Splash hosts 30 class field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
Spring 2003   Splash hosts 56 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
January 2004 and 2005   Splash operates its field trips from the offices of BERC at Mather Field during the 2004 and 2005 field trip seasons.
Spring 2004   Splash hosts 72 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
Spring 2005   Splash hosts 63 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools, with 68 classes participating in the program.
May 2005   Carter-Burgess completes surveying and conceptual plan for Mather Field vernal pool trails.
Fall 2005   Version 3 of the Splash Elementary Curriculum is issued.
February 2006   Splash moves into its own facility, the Splash Education Center, at 4426 Excelsior Road, where it will operate until 2011.
February 2006   Bruce Russell of BioMedia Associates produces The Living Watershed, a DVD designed to supplement the Splash Secondary Curriculum. 
Spring 2006   Splash hosts 73 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
Spring 2007   Splash hosts 69 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
Spring 2008   Splash hosts 76 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
July 24, 2008   Sacramento Splash is certified as a Public Benefit Corporation by the California Secretary of State.
December 2008    Eric Russell of BioMedia Associates produces The Microlife of Vernal Pools, a DVD designed to supplement the Splash Elementary Curriculum.
Spring 2009   Splash hosts 67 field trips to the Mather Field Vernal Pools.
Spring 2009   An update of the Splash Secondary Curriculum is completed, including a revised Student Handbook and Teachers Manual.

 

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