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Schools: Petaluma High School

Teachers: Linda Judah

Subjects: Biology & Community Health

Grade Level: 10th

Collaborators: Point Blue (STRAW)

Essential Question: Currently Unavailable

Project Summary

For this project we will be building on work done in previous years & including additional actions. Students will begin in the current fall semester with an analysis of our Place using the Community Mapping principals from The Goodall Institute’s Roots & Shoots program. From there will well also consider our Petaluma River watershed. We will be considering Steamer Landing and the kind of habitat stewardship that has gone on so far, and they type of additional stewardship that may be necessary. We will also be looking at one yard on our campus with an eye to creating an outdoor classroom.

Download the Curriculum

In previous years, curriculum was called "Interactions and Human Impact in the Watershed."


The mapping principles provided by Jane Gooddall's Roots and Shoots program.

Instructions for collecting invertebrate data during quadrat surveying.

Lab instructions for comparing Petaluma River water samples to samples from the on-campus pond.

Instructions for exploring data collected on species found on the McNear Peninsula of Steamer Landing Park in previous years.

Instructions for creating a climate smart restoration plan.

Student Work