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Silverwood Science Discovery

Welcome Lakeside Fourth Graders!

Barona Cultural Center & Museum is excited to partner with the San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS) through the Silverwood Science Discovery program. We’re excited to share information with you to help you with your research project and we encourage you to visit Barona Cultural Center & Museum to learn more about our Kumeyaay culture and our connection to this land.


New to the Silverwood Science Discovery Program is learning about us, Kumeyaay People, the first inhabitants of this region. We enjoyed an expert mastery of the land and its many ecological zones. We cared for oak groves, planted gardens, managed controlled burns, and hunted for deer and rabbit. Silverwood Science Discovery curriculum now includes the importance of our native animals and how we use them. Students will also learn how to pronounce their animals in our native language, ‘Iipay Aa.

Barona Museum would like to thank Kumeyaay elder and language specialist Pat Curo for his time and assistance.

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For more information about the Silverwood Science Discovery program, visit here.

For more information about the Barona Cultural Center & Museum, visit here.

Click on your animal below to learn more: 


Acorn Woodpecker Courtesy Sam May.jpg
Bobcat Courtesy Paul & Cathy Becker.jpg
Anna's Hummingbird Courtesy Robert McMorran.jpg
California Quail.jpg
Big Eared Woodrat Courtesy Zack Abbey.jpg
Coyote Courtesy Neil Nurmi, National Park Service.jpg
Western Fence Lizard Courtesy Connor Long.jpg
Grey Fox.jpg
Mountain Lion Courtesy National Park Service.jpg
Red Diamond Rattlesnake Courtesy LA Dawson.jpg
Trap Door Spider Courtesy Davefoc.jpg
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