Attend the Nature Bowl Coaches Workshop
Coaches sign up to attend either the orientation (1¼ hr.) or the extended workshop (half day). Times/locations are listed on the Program Schedule. During both sessions coaches will receive an information packet (PDF)that includes a detailed description of planned activities, an updated glossary for 3rd-4th grades (PDF) or 5th-6th grades,(PDF) correlated with the state’s science standards, sample questions and guidance on how to prepare teams for success. During the extended workshop, sample Nature Bowl activities will be enacted.
New site! Coaches will receive a $50 gift card for participating.
Please RSVP by Friday January 19,2018 to confirm whether or not you will attend the workshop.
P.O. Box 277832
Sacramento, CA 95827
Hosted by Sacramento Audubon Society 916-343-6303 email@example.com
What is the Nature Bowl?
Nature Bowl is an annual, science-based educational program for 3rd - 6th graders that increases ecological knowledge and conservation literacy. In team settings, students rotate through stations where they eagerly learn about the environment while building teamwork skills and sharpening their creative and critical thinking.. The program curriculum corresponds with California’s Next Generation Science Standards, which makes it a popular event for teachers and educators. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and many partner organizations coordinate Nature Bowl, currently in its 33rd year.
How Does Nature Bowl Work?
During Nature Bowl, teams of Sacramento Valley and Northern/Central Sierra Nevada elementary students in grades 3-6 work together in science and nature-based activities. Each team consists of a coach and 3 to 9 children who participate in one of two divisions. One division is for 3rd/4th grades; the other division is for 5th/6th grades. Teams register for a specific Semi-final site where they will compete with other teams. Two teams from each Semi-final site will advance to the finals. Although Nature Bowl is competitive in format, the competitive aspect of the program is de-emphasized so all students feel comfortable and achieve success in learning. This year's schedule is available here (PDF).