A positive outdoor experience can change lives.
BYLT hosts several learning experiences for youth within the Kids Encounter Nature program. When kids spend time outside, they begin to foster a wonder of nature and a feeling of personal responsibility to help conserve the environment. Our natural landscapes need the support and protection of individuals with a strong connection to the outdoors.
With the new foliage, spring also begins the start of the BioBlitz season! The weeks following Earth Day, students travel to conserved lands for a day of scientific hands-on learning. Through science-based activities, children learn about the plants, animals, and fungi found in different ecosystems. In addition to the school field trips, BYLT also hosts a Community BioBlitz Day for all ages to participate in.
Outings for the Junior Conservationists: Stories in Nature Series are held every month on the second Saturday. Led by a certified California Naturalist and a backcountry hiking guide, these walking outings weave plant and animal identification with the age-old art of storytelling for youth aged 4-12.