Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo

For more field trips options, visit Eureka’s Sequoia Park Zoo, the oldest zoo in the state, home to red pandas, river otters, monkeys, primates, rare birds and, opening soon, a redwood skywalk that elevates 100 feet off the forest floor.

The fun-sized municipal menagerie has print-friendly virtual resources for homeschool parents and teachers, including a redwood forest curriculum, supported by the Save the Redwoods League; and a lesson on North Coast ecology. Stop by the zoo and request a copy of the comic book Super Salmon and the Watershed Heroes, loaded with puzzles and games.

Waves, Wetlands, and Watersheds is a classroom and community activity guide for teachers that addresses issues such as endangered species, marine debris, coastal geology, water use, and much more. This curriculum, which can be repurposed for home school educators, is correlated to the California State Science Content Standards for grades 3 through 8.

For details, go to the Zoo’s online educational page and conservation page.