Teachers and educators in Sonoma Valley and beyond are welcome to use our lesson plans as part of their own education programming. They are derived from our Watershed Education Program modules and designed to support the Common Core State Standards and California’s recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards. Click on the links below for pdf versions of our 2nd-grade, 4th-grade and 5th-grade lessons, developed by Sonoma Ecology Center’s experienced environmental educators.


2nd Grade

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS Lesson 1: Oak Tree Life Cycle

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS Lesson 2: How Do Seeds Travel?

WILDLIFE DEFENDERS Lesson 3: Animal Adaptations


4th Grade

GROWING DISCOVERY Lesson 1: Pollination

GROWING DISCOVERY Lesson 2: Pollinators

GROWING DISCOVERY Lesson 3: Garden Pests

GROWING DISCOVERY Lesson 4: Composting


5th Grade

WATER WONDERS Lesson 1: The Water Cycle

WATER WONDERS Lesson 2: Watersheds

WATER WONDERS Lesson 3: Salmonids