We think getting kids outside is a great idea (we bet you do, too), but what do kids think? Lucas of Loyalton High School says this about learning outside: “I like learning first-hand. It’s interactive. You can look at it, touch it, feel it, hear it, and smell it. Using all of your senses implants it in every part of your brain.”
In Mark Fisher’s biology class, Lucas and his classmates are diving into final projects. Each will choose a focus question, observe and track changes in a field journal, and present their conclusions in an illustrated book. Mr. Fisher’s quest is “getting kids interested in science and enjoying it. The outdoors is the connection to make that happen.”
With your support, teachers like Mark are teaching on Learning Landscapes properties throughout the watershed to enhance learning, a love of place, and a culture of stewardship among the Feather River region’s children.
Learning Landscapes is the Feather River Land Trust's conservation and education program designed to greatly enhance children’s contact with the natural world, place-based learning, and hands-on stewardship experiences. Founded in 2000 by local residents, the Feather River Land Trust has conserved more than 47,000 acres of private lands that support outstanding biodiversity, waterways, working ranches, recreation, children’s outdoor learning, and spectacular scenery.