Learning Among the Oaks

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“I have learned that being an Oak Ambassador means more than just knowing about animals, oaks, rocks and other parts of nature. It means being responsible, respectful, and helpful to nature and teaching others to do the same.”

—- Boone, 5th grade Oak Ambassador

About Learning Among the Oaks

Learning Among the Oaks (LATO) is The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County‘s (LCSLO) nature education and youth conservation leadership program delivered through three public school bases, each with its own associated oak nature trail for educational hikes, field studies and stewardship experiences.

These services reach more than 2,000 people each year, mostly children and families, many from underserved communities. LATO’s place-based learning and integration with public school programs means that experiences are relevant to kids’ everyday lives and that kids from a variety of backgrounds have the chance to participate.

Together, we’re building a community of kids who care about nature and each other.

What LATO has been up to

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Excited for our program, part of The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, to be a featured organizational member of the California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education - AEOE!

AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning. It envisions a world where every young person lives in a healthy community with access to meaningful learning experiences outdoors.

#learningamongtheoaks #outdooreducation #environmentaleducation #getoutside #sanluisobispoToday's member spotlight: Learning Among the Oaks!

Learning Among the Oaks (LATO) is The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo Countyβ€˜s (LCSLO) nature education, environmental conservation, and youth leadership program. Delivered through public schools, LATO students engage in educational hikes, field studies, and stewardship experiences.
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County conserves and cares for the diverse wildlands, farms, and ranches of the Central Coast in hopes of connecting people to the land and to each other.

Learn more: learningamongtheoaks.org/
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Excited for our program, part of The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County, to be a featured organizational member of the California Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education - AEOE! 

AEOE strengthens environmental education in California by connecting providers, building professional expertise, and championing environmental literacy and outdoor learning. It envisions a world where every young person lives in a healthy community with access to meaningful learning experiences outdoors.

#learningamongtheoaks #outdooreducation #environmentaleducation #getoutside #sanluisobispo

So excited to be partnering with our friends from @cal_poly_perl and @cc_nature_journal_club and @positive.ride at next weekend’s Live Oak Music Festival.

@liveoakfest for the lineup and ticket details!

#liveoakfest
#learningamongtheoaks
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#oakambassadors
#liveoakies
#liveoakiesrule
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🌳🎡🌳 Attention, Live Oakies and your Acorns! We'll be offering a variety of fun family activities all three days of the Live Oak Music Festival this year. Besides drop-in oak woodland activities at our tent, our offerings include nature walks along the Dairy Creek and Oak Woodland trails and wildlife meet-and-greets with LATO partner Cal Poly's Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Lab (PERL). Hope to see you there! 🌳🎡🌳

#learningamongtheoaks #liveoakmusicfestival #MusicFestival #activitiesforkids #activitiesforfamilies #outdooreducationAre you attending the Live Oak Music Festival with younger Live Oakies, also known as Acorns? 🌳 Our Children's Area offers a variety of fun and educational activities from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm daily!

Your kids can enjoy crafts, games, family yoga, sushi-rolling, the Reptile Romp, a children's concert with Miss Leo, a talent show, and so much more! Make unforgettable memories with your family.

For more details, visit liveoakfest.org.
#LiveOakMusicFest #KCBX 🎨🎢🦎
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🌳🎡🌳 Attention, Live Oakies and your Acorns! Well be offering a variety of fun family activities all three days of the Live Oak Music Festival this year. Besides drop-in oak woodland activities at our tent, our offerings include nature walks along the Dairy Creek and Oak Woodland trails and wildlife meet-and-greets with LATO partner Cal Polys Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Lab (PERL). Hope to see you there! 🌳🎡🌳

#learningamongtheoaks #liveoakmusicfestival #MusicFestival #activitiesforkids #activitiesforfamilies #outdooreducation

Opportunity for all CA high students!! πŸŒ³πŸŒπŸ“£ Calling all High School Students! Want to take action on climate in your community? 🌎🌱πŸ’ͺ

Consider applying for the California Youth Climate Policy Leadership Program (CYCP), sponsored by Ten Strands, The Sierra Club, and Undaunted K12. Program runs August 2024–January 2025. Applications are now open until May 27! Apply here: tinyurl.com/youthclimateleaders

All climate leaders: please share this opportunity broadly with your networks, and forward to anyone who may be interested. We hope to recruit a diverse group of students from across the state!
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Opportunity for all CA high students!! 🌳🌏
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Our nest boxes at @santa.margarita.ranch are full of life! These western bluebird chicks hatched on 4/16/24 and will be ready to fledge soon. It’s amazing to see how fast they grow in such a short time! 🐣

#chicks #bluebird #santamargaritaranch #lcslo #getouside #spring
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Our nest boxes at @santa.margarita.ranch are full of life! These western bluebird chicks hatched on 4/16/24 and will be ready to fledge soon. It’s amazing to see how fast they grow in such a short time! 🐣 

#chicks #bluebird #santamargaritaranch #lcslo #getouside #springImage attachmentImage attachment

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More to come soon! Looks like a banner year for our nest boxes in Santa Margarita 😊

AMAZING pics! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸΌThanks for sharing!!

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I have learned to love nature, to be one with nature, and to value nature.

- Rosie, Oak Ambassador, 4th grade

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San Luis Obispo County Fish and Game Fines Committee

Rod Hoadley ~ Peak Racks

Marguerite Costigan and Terry Sanville

Ann Robinson

Brisco Foundation

Joan Collier

Barlow Family Foundation

Justin Community Grants

Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Randy and Sally Knight

Christine Harvey

Mankins Foundation

Marney and Roger Briggs

James F. Maino and Lisa Kilburn

Maxwell-Hanrahan Foundation

Warren and Carol Sinsheimer

DeVos Family Foundation

 

Cal Poly Biological Sciences Department (Professors John Perrine and Emily Taylor)