Starting in 2006, we extended our Exploring Biodiversity program to K-12 communities in the areas around our field stations. This expansion allows students living in the vicinity of the field stations to observe and study the biological diversity that can be found right in their backyards and the significance of their local natural environments to scientific research. It also enables us to connect these more distant communities to the resources of the University of California's BNHM.
In our first year (2006-2007), with teaching partners from the Tahoe area and Carmel Valley, we brought over three hundred 4th, 5th, 7th, and 12th graders to explore biodiversity at Sagehen Creek Field Station and the Hastings Reserve. The response of teachers, students, parents and field stations has been fantastic and we are excited to continue growing this part of our program!
Activities will be posted here as the school year progresses.