Howell Mountain Elementary School in Angwin, Participate in an Environmental Education Program on the Smittle Creek Trail
On Thursday, Oct. 25, 27 4th and 5th grade students, from Howell Mountain Elementary School in Angwin, along with their teacher and parents participated in an environmental education program on the Smittle Creek Trail at Lake Berryessa. Students hiked a loop section of the trail, engaging in ranger led activities and lessons highlighting the natural history, ecology and resources of the area.
This is a special program developed for primary grade students with the goal of helping students gain an understanding and appreciation of Lake Berryessa's ecosystems and the role of Reclamation as a water agency while at the same time helping meet California education science standards.
Students from Pacific Union College in Angwin Assist Reclamation Ranger Staff in Oak Tree Restoration
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, ecology students from Pacific Union College in Angwin, along with their Professor Aimee Wyrick, assisted Reclamation ranger staff in oak tree restoration within the Oak Shores Day Use Area and in an area around the Dufer Point Visitor Center.
Students, using small hand tools, planted acorns at existing sites, in areas in which germination did not take place or survivorship failed from the previous year's planting. The students were also given an overview of the ecology of Berryessa and the dominant plant communities.
Pacific Union College and Associate Professor Aimee Wyrick are committed to assisting the Lake Berryessa Field Office in future restoration efforts.
Ecology students from Pacific Union College
4th and 5th grade students from Howell Mountain Elementary School
Released: November 28, 2012