U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
"Survivor: Coachella Valley" teaches kids about nature
Kids from the communities of the Coachella Valley are now enjoying greater access to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument in their backyard. This summer the Friends of the Desert Mountains, the Desert Recreation District and the National Monument have teamed-up to offer “Survivor: Coachella Valley” to kids, as a way for them to learn about nature and beat the heat!
The Desert Recreation District’s Summer Camp for Kids now has a weekly field-trip to the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument Visitor Center, where kids learn about survival in our harsh desert habitat. They explore plant adaptations through a fun scavenger hunt and take a closer look with magnifying lenses. Kids learn about animal survival techniques through birding adventures.
This partnership has been a true success, and at its completion will have educated over 100 local youth.
- Steven D. Harris, BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner, Santa Rosa & San Jacinto Mountains National Monument (July, 2012)