Who are the Oak Ambassadors?
Oak Ambassadors are 4th and 5th grade Santa Margarita School and Ocean View School (Arroyo Grande) students who’ve completed specialized training to prepare them for service as nature guides on Learning Among the Oaks trails at Santa Margarita Ranch and at the Pismo Preserve. Students interested in applying must have the recommendation of their regular classroom teachers. Training consists of a nine week series of pull out science and youth environmental leadership classes presented from late January through early April of each year. The program started in 2010 and has grown each year with more students seeking the challenges involved in becoming competent nature trail guides for younger students and families exploring wonders within the local oak woodland ecosystem.
Teamwork, adventure, friendship and fun on the oak trail!
The videos below will help you see some aspects of the journey toward becoming an Oak Ambassador: