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Virtual Field Trips at Tule Ponds
2022-23 Online Classes
pictures and video of Tule Ponds  (click)
Location:  Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon (1999 Walnut Ave, Fremont) (near Fremont BART Station)
17 acres of pure nature and exploration
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If you cannot come to Tule, we can come to you!

1 hour free virtual tour (50 minutes and 10 minutes for questions). Please email with some possible days and times.
Only one virtual field trip per school, but we can do multiple classrooms. Project it on a screen or or individual computers.  Time for questions.
Email with any question or call Hagos at (510)790-6284 for help with registration. 
TK - Kinder Grade Animals of Tule Ponds
worksheet Duck headband

This special session will focus on animals with backbones (mammals, birds,etc) and without backbones (insects) at Tule Ponds.  We will use talk about the food chain and have the students participate in large motor skill activities. (30-45 minutes-depending on attention)
 First Grade
Trees of Tule Ponds
worksheet (Herby-Woody)

Tule Ponds is a restoration area that was replanted with native trees, shrubs and flowers.  Now it is an urban forest providing large trees as shelter to many native animals.  You will learn all about the trees and how important they are helping the environment for hundreds of years. 
Students will learn how to describe leaves and bark.  These skills will help them to identify trees around their community.  They will be able to make a leaf bookmark from local trees.

Second Grade 
Biodiversity of Tule Ponds
worksheet (animal cutouts)
Monarch Life Cycle

 Come explore the amazing animals that live with us at Tule Pond!  This wildlife sanctuary is home to many vertebrates including frogs, turtles, birds, fish and mammals. Can you find them and their homes? What do they eat? How do they live here? Do they live near your home? Come and explore the trails, meadows, and creeks at Tule Pond. We will  have fun exploring inside and outside.

Third Grade
Ohlone Culture at Tule Ponds
basket weaving

arrowhead descriptions
how to make a tule doll
Tule Ponds was a site where the Ohlones would fish and collect seeds from the Native Plants.  Students will learn about the native vegetation that allowed them to live and prosper for thousands of years.  Students will learn how the Ohlone's used the area for food and shelter. They will see how they built homes and even toys from tules. They will learn a weaving activiy that they can do at home.
Fourth Grade
Wetland in the City-Designing with Science
plankton guide
microscope animation
microscope worksheet

Tule Ponds is next to an urban center and home to many native animals that have no place to go because of human intervention.  Wetland in the City takes you from when it was restored and how we take care of the food web for all the plants and animals to survive. Learn how organisms from microorganism to animals use water in their biological systems. 
Chemistry of Aquatic Systems
periodic table

Water is a life giving compound for not only humans but all organisms. Watersheds are areas where water flows. Pollutants from surrounding watershed can make water area not fit for organims. Learn about the elements and compounds that can cause problems and where they come from. Explore how fresh fish have trouble surviving in polluted water.

 Sixth/Middle Grade Earthquake Walk from Tule to Stivers Lagoon
San Francisco Bay Fault Map

Tule Ponds is a jewel in the middle of Fremont.  It was created by the Hayward Fault and the underground aquifers that provide water for Tyson Lagoon. This tours looks at how the Hayward fault goes through the east bay and leaves clues.  We will visit the building being ripped apart by a slow moving fault.  We will look at evidence at Tule Ponds to trace the fault.


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