Teacher Resources

Planning your field trip to the Western Science Center is quick and easy! We have plenty of resources to make your field trip challenging, educational, and fun. Use the following field trip guides to help plan out your day:

2016-2017 Field Trip Guidelines. Click here to view our Field Trip Calendar and register for a field trip.

Exhibit Content Guide prints on legal-size paper (8.5″ x 14″).

Media Release

The Western Science Center may photograph and/or videotape children involved in the field trip program for publicity purposes (news media and photos on the website). The Western Science Center will not release any personal information regarding the child. These materials will be the property of The Western Science Center, not to be sold or loaned, and will be used only to promote Western Science Center museum and education programs.

Field Journal
Download our Field Journal form to encourage students to draw and sort animals they will find in the Western Center.

Scavenger Hunts
Download our scavenger hunts to challenge students to find features of the Western Center exhibits that directly apply to grade-appropriate curriculum.

Second Grade Scavenger Hunt Form

Third Grade Scavenger Hunt Form

Fourth Grade Scavenger Hunt Form

The Life on Earth Timeline
Download our geologic timeline as a reference for your visit. Challenge the students to know which geologic periods are represented at the Western Center.

Biodiversity in Ancient Fossils
Fossils from the Diamond Valley Lake site represent the largest assemblage of Pleistocene, or Ice Age, fossils ever recovered in Southern California. Download our chart that shows the extensive diversity of mammalian fossils in Southern California.

Resources for Home Educators
Home Educators Directory - http://www.homeEDdirectory.com/

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2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543
Phone: 951-791-0033

10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday

Western Science Center

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