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: Three US Forest Service employees will lead the group in a wildland area bordered by a creek and wetlands next to the suburbs of Chester. The group will learn about water flow and the watershed, and about the interesting animals and plants that live in this area. The children will be encouraged to write about and draw the things they see and learn. We will supply paper, colored pencils, binoculars and plant presses. Bring a sack lunch if you’d like to stay for a picnic!
LEADER: Emily Bryant Emily Bryant is one of Plumas Audubon’s Environmental Education Assistants and helps to carry out the PEEP (Plumas Environmental Education Plan) project. Emily is the Digging In Garden Manager working with Plumas Unified School District grades K-6, Plumas County Nutritional Services, and Plumas County Department of Public Health to offer experimental, educational garden-based programming that teaches children about sustainable agricultural practices and encouraging students to observe changes in our local environments. Emily has been practicing organic gardening and farming for 10 years and has been participating in education, farmers markets, and installing gardens for just as long. Originally from La Grange, Georgia, Emily moved west to understand why California grows up to 90% of the country’s organic produce, wondering why we, as a nation, cannot better share resources and steward the land. Quincy won her over with its closely connected community and Emily is happy to make positive impacts in the community through her work and volunteering.