Our Education Coordinator and AmeriCorps Member, Claire, taught a lesson about plants and pollinators last week at the Lone Pine Tribal Environmental Youth Camp. Claire led a group of 22 campers on a plant scavenger hunt, played a pollination relay race game, and ended with the Farmer Game, a variation on tag involving vegetables. The kids found some interesting plants and learned about insect galls during the scavenger hunt. During the pollinator relay race, the campers learned how pollen is carried between flowers by insects, birds, and bats.
The kids, counselors, and Claire had a blast exploring and playing educational games high above the valley floor at the shady De La Cour Ranch located on Carroll Creek west of Lone Pine. Claire enjoyed the mountain views and had a great time working with the inspiring counselors at the camp.
The three-day camp is organized by the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservations Environmental Department and is in its ninth year. It is funded by EPA Region 9 and the Owens Valley Career Development Center– Lone Pine TANF Program. Thank you to the Lone Pine Paiute-Shoshone Reservations Environmental Department for the wonderful opportunity to participate in your camp!