Expanding Opportunities for Nature Learning!

Birdwatching

Looking for birds on a KOP field trip

It’s a new school year and Sequoia Riverlands Trust is offering many new and exciting opportunities to engage the students of Tulare County in nature education.

Whether you’re a teacher, parent, grandparent or student mentor, check out our website for a treasure trove of environmental science lesson plans for students K-6. The lesson plans are organized by grade and offer four days of activities with four different themes – plants, birds, mammals and recycling. All lesson plans meet state standards and teach students about the wonders of nature.

Fall is a wonderful time of year to take students to Kaweah Oaks Preserve for a field trip. Please encourage your child’s teacher to sign up for a field trip with us this year. It’s a fun and educational way to teach our youth valuable lessons about respecting nature.  This year, students will get to harvest the falling acorns and learn how to plant their own trees.

SRT is also expanding its “Natural Leaders” program, which engages middle school and high school students in conservation-based service learning projects.  Our goal is to get 150 student volunteers involved in important land stewardship projects on SRT’s  nature preserves like planting trees, restoring wetlands and cataloging our wildlife. Service learning projects equip students with practical, hands-on skills in natural resource management and instill an ethic of community volunteerism and civic engagement.

For more information about how to sign up for a field trip or service learning project, please contact Laura Childers (559) 738-0211 x103 or laura@sequoiariverlands.org.

Special thanks to the generous corporations who help fund these Environmental Education opportunities  – Sempra Energy Foundation, Alcoa Foundation, Southern California Edison and REI.

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