Thank you to all participants at Experience Your Environment (E.Y.E.) on Saturday, Oct. 28th. Big high-fives to those who were present and contributed to the event's success. Photos from our Yorba Linda and Valencia High School students are featured below.
We'd like to extend truckloads of gratitude to our Community Partners for their invaluable support!
Below are their logos and links to their website for more information about their educational innovation and services. Our collaboration underscored the significance and impact of our shared mission of nurturing a natural curiosity for the environment, learning about human impact, and taking small steps in our local neighborhoods to protect our environment for future generations.
Thank you for your continued support as we collaborate to create a more environmentally conscious and vibrant community!
Our work does not end here. Below are two opportunities to continue our conversation and actively participate in the ongoing work.
Learn about the "creepy crawlies" animals right before Halloween. ITO will have animal ambassadors for meet and greet.
Learn about native and non-native plant species. See some native plants and Flora magazines, featuring photo essays and kids activities. CNPS.org will have stickers to give away and kids activities.
We saw a need for a better way to water; to make plants healthier, without losing resources. Our mission is to rethink the way our community lives, conserving natural resources in the form of quality and sustainable products.
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Take a neighborhood walk or hike at a local park!
Let's keep the learning and science going and build on the PYL Community Field Guide. We have the tools you need to Find_Observe_Share. We challenge YOU to get outdoors and explore!
Let's discover nature, appreciate the outdoors, and learn about the environment in your own backyard or neighborhood!
Use the iNaturalist Seek App . This kid and family friendly app will help identify the plants and animals you Find and Observe. Once you Find_Observe next you must Share! The PYL Community Field Guide info is also posted below. Using the Field Guide link create your species slide and send it in. We'll be posting them on REACH Foundation's facebook page and adding them to the PYL Community Field Guide.
Get Outdoors and Explore!
Explore your neighborhood, backyard, patio, or inside your home to see what species of plants and animals you can find! Plants and animals can be found anywhere. Even pets, fruits, and vegetables in your home are animals and plants. Download the Seek by iNaturalist app to your smartphone or tablet in the link below. Then, let the fun begin!
Make a Field Guide in a simple notebook about one of the species you Found exploring your backyard or neighborhood. Write down Observations (smells, sounds, textures, size, or interesting information from Seek) and draw a picture of what you saw. Then you are ready to Share your Field Guide with friends and family and upload your Field Guide to the Community Field Guide! You'll be able to see what others have uploaded too!
As parents, we understand that education unlocks the door to a future filled with possibilities. We encourage families to learn and work together outdoors in nature. In doing so, we plant the seeds that will encourage our children to grow into young adults who are knowledgeable, creative and skilled. They will be prepared to discover, advocate, and implement solutions to improve our world.