Oak Ambassadors unite and shine at Wild in the Plaza

Oak Ambassadors unite and shine at Wild in the Plaza

Oak Ambassadors from Santa Margarita School and Ocean View School came together on May 13,2017 to present nature puppet shows and skits at Mission Plaza in downtown San Luis Obispo. We were there for Wild in the Plaza, a special event celebrating the 30th anniversary of Pacific Wildlife Care. It felt like a family reunion because we saw many old friends and met new ones. All of the Oak Ambassadors and volunteers did a super job making this a fun and educational experience. Special thanks to LATO intern Nathan Sharon and to Alison and Dennis Jackson, Kiersten Demmond, and all of the parents ~ grandparents who supported this event. Enjoy the photos, shared by Alison Watt Jackson and Bev Gingg.

Congratulations, Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Class of 2017!

Congratulations, Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Class of 2017!

Enjoy a look at what we’ve been doing in training since January through this video from LATO volunteer Maria Hassett!

These outstanding students have done a remarkable job demonstrating natural curiosity, eagerness to learn, care for nature, leadership skills, kindness and respect for others.

Thank you so much:
Ocean View Principal Sarah Butler, staff and teachers
Keira Mitchell, Laurel Allen and Kristina Doles

Key OA training volunteer team members Alison Jackson, Claire Grether, Sally Krenn, Carol Sinsheimer, Dennis Sheridan, Judith Hildinger, Lydia Lawson, Leigh Ramirez, Maria Hassett, David Smithers and viagra pas cher many more.

All OA parents and especially those helping with the field trip and graduation – Cindy Dodson, Kari Sinner, Kirsten Landers, Kristin Anderson, Jill Jackson, Denise Sullivan and Elaine Reeves.

AND to Barbara Martin who kindly and generously volunteered to sew the new logo patches on OA vests + make adult docent vests!

LATO and the Oak Ambassador program are supported by grants, private donations, a lot of volunteer power, and community partnerships. Special thanks to the Arroyo Grande Sportsman’s Club, SLO County Fish and Game Fines Committee and Chevron Corporation Community Grants for their special support of the OA program at Ocean View School.

LATO volunteer ~ OA training video creator is shown proudly wearing one of the new vests (with LATO mascot Buster): 

Herpetology under the oaks!

Herpetology under the oaks!

Cal Poly Biological Sciences herpetology senior Heather Neldner returned to the Learning Among the Oaks Trail at Santa Margarita Ranch on April 9,2017 with kingsnake friends Dorcas and Brooklyn. Oak Ambassadors and friends http://www.achaten-suisse.com/ enjoyed getting to know Dorcas and Brooklyn and learning about snake adaptations. Many people fear snakes. With knowledge and respect, we can live in harmony with snakes. After learning about snakes, we took a hike. Not a lot of wildflowers but we did see johnny jump ups, brodiaeas, California buttercups, owl’s clover and a few other beauties. We also found an interesting caterpillar (perhaps a Western sycamore borer?).

Oak Ambassadors Explore Native Ways

Oak Ambassadors Explore Native Ways

How did Chumash and Salinan tribes use oak woodland resources for food, shelter, medicine and acheter du cialis en ligne recreation? What was daily life like for Native children and how does this compare to the lives of children today? These are some of the questions we explored with Oak Ambassadors this week.

Ocean View School Oak Ambassadors-in-training get a first look at their Pismo Preserve nature trail

Ocean View School Oak Ambassadors-in-training get a first look at their Pismo Preserve nature trail

March 16, 2017 was an exciting day for Ocean View School’s inaugural class of Oak Ambassador trainees! Rain http://www.buy-trusted-tablets.com had twice delayed this field trip but this time we made it and it couldn’t possibly have been a more beautiful afternoon to be outdoors. We hiked the Vaminos Canyon trail and enjoyed making discoveries along the way. The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County Stewardship Associate Judith Hildinger helped us learn about tuff and other cool stuff related to geology, soil and watershed science. Thanks to the Ocean View parents, teachers, staff, LATO volunteers and donors who make this program possible.

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