La Jolla High Students Visit the San Dieguito Lagoon
May 31, 2012
In an event organized by San Dieguito River Park Interpretive Ranger Leana Bulay, 120 La Jolla High School students, along with teacher Aaron Quesness, learned about wetlands from River Park rangers, San Dieguito River Valley Conservancy Conservation staff and volunteer scientists. The students were divided into various groups stationed along the Lagoon Trail and received talks on the following topics: Habitat Restoration, Native Species of the Lagoon, 25 Things that YOU can do to Save the Earth, Water Treatment Ponds, Conservation Connections, and the San Dieguito Lagoon Restoration Project.
Scroll down for pictures of the day's activities.
Above and below: Conservancy Director Lynne Baker explains how the Water Treatment Ponds work.
Above & Below: Conservancy Conservation Manager Dave O'Connor demonstrates how wildlife depend on our coastal wetlands.
Below: Playing the Habitat Connectivity "Game" - which becomes more and more difficult as food sources and refuge locations are reduced.
Below: SDRP Ranger Natalie Borchardt gives the history of the Southern California Edison Lagoon Restoration Project.
Above: Kellly Sarber talks about things individuals can do to help our environment.
Below: Volunteers from the Marine Science Institute demonstrate living creatures that depend on wetlands.
Below: Tools were handed out, and River Park Ranger Dante Lee put the students to work maintaining the trail.
Below: River Park Ranger Bryan Ward shows the students how to plant wetland plants successfully.
Below: At the end of the day the students enjoyed a chance to view the wetlands and the birds to be seen there.
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