RLC launched its first official environmental education program called “Acorns to Oaks” in 2015. Acorns to Oaks guides underserved high school science students to restore native oak woodland in our Cienega Canyon Preserve through the combination of an in-class presentation and three unique field trips, provided at zero cost to participating students and minimal cost to school districts.
While exploring the beauty of the Preserve, the program brings textbook pages to life through lessons on oak woodland ecology, biodiversity, and environmental stewardship ethics. During the program students learn how to collect and germinate acorns, and grow and plant oak seedlings using real-world restoration techniques.
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