Palos Verdes Land Conservancy
Third-Grade Naturalist Program
Taught by trained docents, this school program has been serving students in the local area for more than 14 years and consists of five sessions, four in-class visits, and one field trip. The first four sessions are interactive discussions in the classroom on the natural history of the area, complete with touchable objects and dynamic visual aids. Topics covered include geology, birds, invertebrates, Tongva culture, reptiles, mammals, and native and exotic plants. The final session culminates in a field trip to a local open space, where students put their new knowledge to the test on an educational nature walk.