LiMPETS Sandy Beach Monitoring Teacher Workshops

Sunday, August 27, 2023 or Saturday, September 9, 2023
in San Francisco
9:00 AM-3:00 PM

Three images: 1) a LiMPETS program sign in the sand at the beach with LiMPETS students and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. 2) 5 teachers smile at the camera while engaged in a LiMPETS example activity of collecting sand crabs on the beach with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background; buckets and mesh bags can be seen on the ground between them. 3) Close up of one hand holds a sand crab while another person's hands measure it with a small ruler.

LiMPETS (Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students) is a community science program for students, educators and volunteer groups. Community scientists monitor the coastal ecosystems of California’s national marine sanctuaries, increasing awareness and stewardship of these important areas.

Workshop attendees will receive:

    • A 5-unit curriculum, aligned with NGSS and Common Core
    • Immersive training for sandy beach data collection and analysis
    • Year-round support from LiMPETS staff for scheduling field trips, training students, and collecting data

Students who participate in LiMPETS:

    • Collect data in California’s coastal ecosystems
    • Observe ecological phenomena
    • Contribute to a 20+ year database