18. Field Journaling in OUr Neighborhood Wildlands
Saturday, August 19, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
18. FIELD JOURNALING IN OUR NEIGHBORING WILDLANDS (Ages 5-12)
Saturday, August 19, 9:00 AM – 12:00 pm
Free children’s event, geared to ages 5-12 but older children welcome, all children must be accompanied by an adult. Must pre-register. Limited to 20 youth participants (please ONLY register the youth participants for this trip, not adult chaperones).
Meet 8:30 AM at Festival Headquarters (Almanor Recreation Center) to carpool
Bring snack or lunch, water, sturdy shoes, sun protection
Activity level 2
DESCRIPTION: Keeping a field journal is an excellent way to record your observations on all the plants and wildlife you see on your outdoor adventures. On this field trip, children will have fun documenting their discoveries as we explore around the meadows, rivers, and the shore of Lake Almanor. As we sketch and record our observations we will try to identify what we see. Children will keep their field journals to document future explorations and remember past journeys and observations.
LEADER: MALCOLM MONIZ Malcom was born and raised in Rhode Island, but has quickly taken to the west coast lifestyle after moving to California in September 2016. Malcolm earned his B.S. in Wildlife and Conservation Biology from the University of Rhode Island, where he developed a deep passion for birds, which now dominates most of his professional and personal time. He studied the behaviors of various species of breeding birds on the East Coast and worked as an instructor at High Trails Outdoor Science School in Southern California. Malcolm enjoys facilitating hands-on ecological courses for youth stimulating the adventurous spirit in students who have not previously been exposed to true wilderness. Currently, Malcolm is an intern at Plumas Audubon Society, where he has spent the summer contributing to the Western/Clark’s Grebes project, Flammulated Owl project, and bat species populations project.