In-person field trip programs are canceled until further notice.
Jr. Naturalist Program
In the meantime, check out our Distance Learning Page for our new Jr. Naturalist Video Series! Monarch Daisy will connect overarching ecological themes with activities that children can accomplish by exploring their own urban green space. Children will learn about bird adaptations, botany, migration, field guides, and how to keep their own nature journal. Our program focuses on giving students hands-on experiences in nature that are crucial for developing a true understanding of the natural world.
Classrooms will be able to connect with Monarch Daisy and schedule a Zoom Jr. Naturalist Presentation where she will answer everyone’s curious questions and inspire new ways of becoming a Backyard Naturalist. Soon we will be checking out Friends of the Dunes’ Jr. Naturalist Kits for local students to use in their exploration endeavors. The kits contain supplemental material such as bird, plant, and animal tracking guides, binoculars, dip nets, and much more!
If your classroom or student is interested in scheduling a Presentation with Monarch Daisy or wants to check out a Jr. Naturalist Kit, please contact us.
Kids Ocean Day
Kids Ocean Day is a state-wide marine debris education program funded by the California Coastal Commission and coordinated locally by Friends of the Dunes and the Bureau of Land Management. About 1,000 Humboldt County students will receive virtual classroom lessons focusing on the health of coastal and marine environments, with an emphasis on local watersheds. This year, Kids Ocean Day will span the entire month of May as a neighborhood and watershed cleanup challenge. In lieu of our annual aerial image, there will be an art component in which students from all over the state can participate.
Visit our Ocean Day page for more information.