Teacher's Guides


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Stewards has developed teacher's guides for all its environmental education programs, which can be downloaded for free below. Hard copies are available upon request (shipping and handling charges may apply).

If you have made a school group reservation for a particular program, please read all relevant guidelines prior to your visit.


Armstrong School Group Visit Information - REQUIRED READING

Armstrong Redwoods Redwood Ecology Teacher's Guide (2.75 MB PDF file)

Redwood Ecology Student Journal

Tidepool Teacher's Guide (1 MB PDF file)

Save the Redwoods Educational Handouts


Redwood Ed: A Guide to the Coast Redwoods for Teachers and Learners

Redwood Ed, written by Michael Roa, is a guide designed for those who want to learn and those who want to help others learn about the magnificent coastal redwood environment. The focus of Redwood Ed is on the Sequoia sempervirens species and can be used throughout the coastal redwood region, from southern Oregon to Big Sur. Redwood Ed is written for teachers, docents, parents, youth group leaders, naturalists and anyone who wants a comprehensive guide to the coast redwood forests and parks. It is intended to provide information in a format that is easy-to-use and understand, rather than an in-depth scientific study of the redwood region and parks.

Redwood Ed provides the user with information on:

  • The human history of the coastal redwood region
  • Basic scientific principles (in essence, a review of high school science)
  • The sciences particular to the Coast Redwood ecosystem
  • How to set up and conduct a field trip to a redwood park
  • Lessons and activities created for pre-trip information, in-the-field activities and post-trip review
  • Up-to-date resources and Contact Lists
Download Redwood Ed
  1. Cover, Table of Contents, Introduction (784 KB)
  2. Natural History - pages 7-13 (844 KB)
  3. Natural History - pages 14-50 (1.2 MB)
  4. Natural History- pages 51-57 (124 KB)
  5. Natural History - pages 58-84 (1.2 MB)
  6. Natural History - pages 85-104 (1.2 MB)
  7. Human History - pages 105-114 (576 KB)
  8. Human History - pages 115-123 (1.4 MB)
  9. Human History - pages 124-132 (2.3 MB)
  10. Human History - pages 133-139 (2.4 MB)
  11. Human History - pages 140-156 (1.1 MB)
  12. Human History - pages 157-169 (2.4 MB)
  13. Human History - pages 170-178 (208 KB)
  14. Field Trips - pages 179-188 (258 KB)
  15. Lessons and Activities - pages 189-241 (1 MB)
  16. Lessons and Activities - pages 242-279 (236 KB)
  17. Lessons and Activities - pages 280-328 (788 KB)
  18. Lessons and Activities - pages 329-376 (426 KB)
  19. Appendices - pages 377-430 (254 KB)

Willow Creek Watershed Teacher's Guide (Not available at this time)

Environmental Living Program Teacher's Guide - includes cultural history information 









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