Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
ER-T2-7: Outdoors Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Lea Jarnagin
Dean of Students
Student Affairs
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a wilderness or outdoors program that organizes hiking, backpacking, kayaking, or other outings for students and follows Leave No Trace principles?:

A brief description of the program:

Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary (TWS) is a research and education facility providing education for kindergarten through university-aged students, as well as for the public at large. In 2011-12, TWS provided school field trips for more than 3,000 kindergarten through high school-aged students. Tucker's school tours include hikes through the oakwood, riparian and sage brush based on the California State Science Education Standards. Tours incorporate topics such as endangered species, native vs. non-native, the food web, protection of habitat, and the like. The Natural Science Center at Tucker also includes numerous exhibits on endangered species, Native American use of native plants and resources, a diorama of animals native to the canyon, the value of snakes in the habitat, predator vs. prey, and a small collection of live local animals. TWS offers group tours for Scouts working on badges, church groups, clubs, etc. Tucker offers regular educational workshops including: CSI Critter Science Investigation (tracking), Native American Uses of Plants and Resources, nature journaling, plant ecology, Learning to See Nature, the watershed and landscaping with native plants, to name just a few. TWS staff also offer regular Bird Walks. Lastly, Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary holds special events such as "Bat Night" and the "Spring Fair," where we provide opportunities for the public to enjoy a day or evening outdoors and learn more about nature. You can even have your birthday party at Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
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