Environmental education workshops and events at pelican park
Environmental Education at Pelican Park
Pelican Park Nature Explorers Summer Camp
Science has proven that an increase in “screen time” and lack of time spent outdoors has an adverse effect on children. Contact with nature awakens our senses. Consider the smell of an ocean breeze or the sweet scent of a freshly mown hay field. Close your eyes and listen to the story a songbird sings to greet the day and the soothing hoot of an owl putting the day to rest. Taste a sun-warmed blueberry or the single droplet of sweetness inside the flower of the honeysuckle bush. Touch the smooth back of a frog or the soft fur of a rabbit.
By allowing children to explore and spend time with nature, we can foster and renew this connection with the natural world, which has been lost to classrooms and technology. *Louv (2008) states that “Natural play strengthens children’s self-confidence and arouses their senses” (p. 186). *Louv,R. (2008). Last child in the woods: Saving our children from nature-deficit disorder (Updated and expanded). Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.
Children who learn and play outdoors are healthier and more socially well-adjusted, not to mention, their attention span is superior to children who spend the majority of their time indoors. Our program addresses the whole child, his or her cognitive development, of course; but also social, emotional, communication and self-help areas of development.
Join us for this exciting, thought-provoking, fun summer experience!
Iris Planting at Pelican Park
Mushroom Foray Workshop - Friday, May 13, 2022
Managing and Protecting Trees Workshop
The Monarchs Journey North
The fourth generation of monarchs will soon begin their journey south on their annual migration to overwintering sanctuaries in Mexico and Michoacán, Mexico. Watch the Journey North’s interactive maps to find out when the first monarchs arrive in the sanctuary region (typically around November 1st).
Click the link below to see the interactive migration of monarchs and you can also mark your sightings of monarchs, bald eagles humming birds etc...
Earth Day 2021
LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Workshop on the Red-cockaded Woodpecker
The Importance of Pollinators
Please Join us for our next Environmental Education Event