Each program is 50-minutes in length. If you are a parent or teacher, please contact your school’s administration to learn more. If you are a school administrator and are interested in your school participating in Sierra Outdoor School Remote Learning please contact the Office at 209-532-3691.
SOS Remote Learning Classes
Raptors 1: Discover the world of raptors and learn about the adaptations that set them apart from other birds. Focusing on raptors' specially adapted senses and physical characteristics, students will learn about these birds' relationships with other organisms in their ecosystem. Depending on availability, either a live raptor or a video of our non-releasable birds of prey will be presented to help to reinforce these concepts and allow students to make observations and ask questions. 4-LS1-1, 4-LS1-2, MS-LS1-8, MS-LS2-2
Raptors 2: This class focuses on how raptors interact with their ecosystem. Students will learn about the ecosystem services that these predators provide, human impacts on raptors and the challenges these birds must overcome to survive. Depending on availability, either a live raptor or a video of our non-releasable birds of prey will be presented. 5-ESS3-1, MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-4
Ecology 1: Focusing on the interrelationships between biotic and abiotic factors, students will explore how the cycling of matter and flow of energy moves through an ecosystem. A large focus is placed on producers and photosynthesis in this class. 5-LS1-1, 5-LS1 -2, MS-LS1-6, MS-LS2-3
Ecology 2: Students examine the roles of consumers and decomposers within an ecosystem. Students will develop scientific explanations of how different organisms transform matter and energy as they grow, move and function. 5-LS2-1, MS-LS2-2