Junior Conservationists: Stories in Nature Summer Series

This summer, the Junior Conservationists will head into the high country for a special line-up of treks that is sure to delight the whole family.

A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Join us the second Saturday of every month as we explore local trails and discover the plants, animals, and history of each special region.

June 4 – Rock Creek Nature Trail – This half-mile trail located eight miles east of Nevada City off Highway 20, winds along Rock Creek. We’ll learn about the tree and plant communities of this shaded ecosystem and the Marsh Brothers lumber mill that operated here in the 1800s. The first 300 yards are rated “moderate” for wheelchairs and strollers.

July 14 – Sierra Discovery Trail  – We are excited to reunite with Wildlife Biologist Jessica Abbot. Jessica works for the Institute for Wildlife Studies, a non-profit dedicated to conserving wildlife, habitats, and biodiversity. She is studying how climate change will impact butterfly populations throughout California and Oregon.

Learn more and pre-register for Sierra Discovery Trail here 

August 11 – Flora Lake – This special outing follows a segment of the Pacific Crest Trail near Donner Summit and includes a swim in Flora Lake and a great view of Donner Lake.