Curriculum and Student Activities

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Junior Docents

Photos courtesy Julie Walters.

Kids Learning

Elementary School*

*Note: Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve does not organize group tours for children below 3rd grade level. However, parents or other responsible adults are welcome to bring younger children to the Reserve on an individual visit.

Middle/High School

General Interest

Field Guides

  • The Beachcomber’s Guide to Seashore Life of California REVISED, J. Duane Sept
  • National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Seashore Creatures, Norman A. Meinkoth
  • Pacific Intertidal Life: A Guide to Organisms of Rocky Reefs and Tide Pools of the Pacific Coast, Ron Russo
  • California‘s Tidepools (Weekend Naturalist © Field Guide, #1), Dan Richards
  • Exploring Pacific Coast Tidepools, Vinson Brown
  • Mac’s Field Guide to Northwest Coastal Invertebrates, Craig MacGowan
  • Seashore of Northern and Central California, Ian Sheldon
  • The Marine Biology Coloring Book, Second Edition, Tom Niesen


Connecting Students To Nature

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