Working with Michelle Cox, a certified interpretative guide for Contra Costa Water District, the class completed several California Environmental Education activities to increase awareness of the impact we make on the environment.
In addition to learning about animal and plant adaptations, students planted a red leaf oak tree in Oakley’s Magnolia Park with the help of Oakley Landscape Supervisor Danny Yore and city worker Ramon Cervantes.
Students learned that the tree will contribute shade and beauty for future generations as well as provide a habitat for birds, insects and other wildlife. It was a rewarding and fun experience for all involved.
– Contributed by Kim Ambrosino