Neighborhood Nature is a video series from the Naturalists at the SFUSD Environmental Science Center at Fort Funston. Created for SF Loves Learning.
SF Loves Learning is a one-hour educational television show created by SFUSD in partnership with KTVU, especially for PreK-2nd grade students in San Francisco.
Watch our episodes below or find them on our Science Department YouTube channel
Episode 1: Red-tailed hawks
Episode 2: Redwood trees
Episode 3: Red-Eared Sliders
Episode 4: Ice Plant
Episode 5: Ravens
Episode 6: Coyote Brush
Episode 7: Raccoons
Episode 8: Tule Reed
Episode 9: Squirrels
Episode 10: Banana Slugs
Episode 11: Ceanothus
Episode 12: Slender Salamanders
Episode 13: Crabbing
Episode 14: Great Blue Heron
Episode 15: Sagebrush
Episode 16: Western Gulls
Episode 17: Eco-center at Heron's Head Park
Episode 18: Monterey Cypress Trees
Episode 19: Anna's Hummingbird
Episode 20: Neighborhood Nature Naturalist: Jerry
Episode 21: Neighborhood Nature Naturalist: Marina
Episode 22: Neighborhood Nature Naturalist: Jesse
Scientific sketching is a way for anyone to practice using their observation skills by recording a sketch of something that they found in their environment. You don't have to be good at drawing to create a scientific sketch. Watch our videos on making your own science notebook and how to create a scientific sketch.
ABCDE of Scientific Sketching
Before heading on trail, get your students excited about San Francisco Biodiversity! This lesson hopes to engage their shape and color identification skills while increasing their confidence in trail and in their local park system. Interested in this activity? Request the laminated sheet cards from a naturalist or use the digital copy in the lesson plan!
This page was last updated on November 17, 2023