LATO News & Views

This is the place to find out what’s happening at our public partner schools, on our nature trails and in the communities we serve throughout San Luis Obispo County. Oak Ambassador alumni (trained junior oak nature guides) and volunteer docents will occasionally share their perspectives on their trail experiences and world.
Enjoy our 2022 LATO Highlights!

Enjoy our 2022 LATO Highlights!

LATO Nature Docents Needed

LATO Nature Docents Needed

Nature Journaling for Kids

Time for a Fiesta?

Time for a Fiesta?

Lady Beetles

Lady Beetles

Emily’s Flower Dissection

Emily’s Flower Dissection

Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Natalie teaching on Vamonos Trail

Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Natalie teaching on Vamonos Trail

Nature close to home

Nature close to home

Ladybugs know when it’s time to snuggle

Ladybugs know when it’s time to snuggle

Ocean View Oak Ambassador report from the woods

Nature Journaling Part V – TREES

Nature Journaling Part V – TREES

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day

Spotted tussock moth building a cocoon!

Spotted tussock moth building a cocoon!

Vineyard School Oak Ambassador appreciates land conservancy work!

Vineyard School Oak Ambassador appreciates land conservancy work!

Oak Ambassadors go birding with Audubon guides!

Oak Ambassadors go birding with Audubon guides!

Oak Ambassadors shine at the Pismo Preserve!

Oak Ambassadors shine at the Pismo Preserve!

Fall 2018 Oak Ambassador Guided Hike for LATO Supporters and Friends

Fall 2018 Oak Ambassador Guided Hike for LATO Supporters and Friends

Spring has sprung! A look back at favorite fall~winter memories

Spring has sprung! A look back at favorite fall~winter memories

Thank you, Unitarian Universal Fellowship of San Luis Obispo!

Thank you, Unitarian Universal Fellowship of San Luis Obispo!

Thank you, Justin Community Grants!

Thank you, Justin Community Grants!

LATO 2017 Highlights

LATO 2017 Highlights

Meet the LATO Interns!

Meet the LATO Interns!

Good news! Thanks to Arroyo Grande Sportsman’s Club!

Good news! Thanks to Arroyo Grande Sportsman’s Club!

Local wildlife dependent on oaks for food and shelter

Local wildlife dependent on oaks for food and shelter

Thank you, LATO volunteers! Summer garden party brings friends together

Thank you, LATO volunteers! Summer garden party brings friends together

Oak Ambassadors go to Camp Natoma

Oak Ambassadors go to Camp Natoma

Kids laughing, learning and teaching at Jr. Ranger Camp

Kids laughing, learning and teaching at Jr. Ranger Camp

Oak Ambassadors unite and shine at Wild in the Plaza

Oak Ambassadors unite and shine at Wild in the Plaza

Congratulations, Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Class of 2017!

Congratulations, Ocean View School Oak Ambassador Class of 2017!

Herpetology under the oaks!

Herpetology under the oaks!

Oak Ambassadors Explore Native Ways

Oak Ambassadors Explore Native Ways

Thanks to the CCC ~ We’re ready for spring nature hikes!

Thanks to the CCC ~ We’re ready for spring nature hikes!

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

Join us for the next Second Sunday LATO Nature Hike!

Join us for the next Second Sunday LATO Nature Hike!

So Sweet

So Sweet

Beautiful Blooms

Beautiful Blooms

See the latest wildlife camera captures

See the latest wildlife camera captures

Future Ocean View Oak Ambassadors meet Santa Margarita Oak Ambassadors

Future Ocean View Oak Ambassadors meet Santa Margarita Oak Ambassadors

Honoring Marguerite Costigan…

Honoring Marguerite Costigan…

Summer pause

Summer pause