Nature Notes

Welcome to Nature Notes. Here you will find stories and updates from Environmental Volunteers programs and see natural science education in action. Stay tuned as we add more content!

Educational Resources for Equity and Inclusion

The following resources may help you build your understanding about being more equitable and inclusive. Why jokes can be harmful: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/science-sushi/the-joke-isnt-funny-its-harmful/ Indigenous Land Acknowledgement resources: Here’s an ... Read More

EV Special Project Days

Volunteer Photo by Christine Zack Scissors? Check.   Glue gun? Check. Laminator? Check. Chocolates? Check. It’s Special Project Day – Morning at the EcoCenter!  Volunteers get... Read More

Backyard Circle Space Observation

Photo by EV staff An activity I’ve used in the elementary classroom focuses attention in a defined area. Using a jump rope, outline a circle area outside on the ground... Read More

Solar and Wind Update: Kit and Otherwise

Solar Panels on top of the EcoCenter. Photo by Brittany Sabol. Our favorite advantages/disadvantages kits were created over five years ago, so I, the lucky intern, got the privilege of... Read More

Birding By the Book

By Larry Spivak How did I become a birder?  Well, quite simply, I spent most of my younger life in the woods. Vacation meant camping all over California. Summer meant... Read More