Posted February 19, 2016 12:17 pm by Comments

By Justin Stakes

Every Kid in a Park
Every Kid in a Park
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Sacramento, CA -( The Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve was one of 186 federal sites selected to receive a 2015 field trip grant from the National Park Foundation (NPF), as part of its Open Outdoors for Kids program.

The NPF grant supports the White House youth initiative Every Kid in a Park. The $7,680 grant will help fund transportation to bring local school children to the reserve in Watsonville to learn about the estuary, watershed and wildlife.

“We are so pleased to have this opportunity to bring more fourth graders to the reserve,” said Dave Feliz, who manages Elkhorn Slough Reserve for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). “This grant will enable the students, who may have never been to the reserve before, to explore this conserved land that is right in their neighborhood.”

Nine buses will arrive at the reserve over the next four months, carrying approximately 300 fourth graders from the communities of Castroville, Las Lomas and Watsonville.

“NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserves provide ideal settings for fourth graders and their families to experience …Read the Rest

Source:: AmmoLand

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