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Nature Area Provides Environmental Education for Students

June 2019

Towards the end of the 2018-2019 school year, students from Braly Elementary School visited the Bryan Osborne Nature Area located behind Peterson Middle School. Students from Peterson's Environmental Leadership and Restoration (ELR) elective, led Braly students on an interactive exploration of the nature area to learn about plants, animals, and ecosystems found throughout California. 

The objective of Peterson's ELR elective is to prepare children for the future they will inherit by providing them with environmental education. Teacher Steven Sanders and Nature Area Curator Kelly Overduijn instruct this elective and believe that at a time when more and more children are disconnected from nature, there is importance in making investments in environmental education and outdoor learning. Check out some beautiful pictures from the visit on the district's Flickr webpage.

To learn more about environmental education in the district feel free to contact Steven Sanders and Kelly Overduijn, for ways that you can become involved. Also, save the date to join us at the Bryan Osborne Nature Area on November 2, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the 50th-anniversary celebration of the nature area, which was founded in 1969 — more details to come.