February through June, 2013
"Understanding the CA Science Curriculum Standards for a Lake Nature Area Docent Tour".
The Science of Water through Fun Activities”. Come learn about the grade level life science standards the CA teachers need to cover and how a Lodi Lake docent tour can be an outdoor classroom, alive with teachable moments. Part Two of his session will cover a few fun water hands on activities, including how much water do we have on the planet, the water cycle, cohesion and adhesion and of course, photosynthesis. It’s always fun when Mr. Bell is teaching!
Mokelumne River Native Americans- "Who Were They?" - Join local historian, Alaina Young, Director of the Lockeford Historical Society, for a presentation on the first peoples of the Mokelumne River, who lived near Lodi and Lockeford. We all know the story of John C. Fremont arriving on the north side of the Mokelumne River at Trethway Road in the spring of 1844, but do we know who was living there first? Join Alaina as she shares her research, in search of our local, lost history.
Capt. John C. Fremont’s campsite and crossing site on the Mokelumne River, March 25, 1844
Courtesy of Bob Graham
Fremont’s map - Courtesy of UCLA, UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
"The History of California Water" – Kristen Coon- Water Conservation Coordinator, Stockton East Water District- Learn about California’s complicated water history, important for understanding today’s continuing battle over water rights, proposed water tunnels under the Delta and more.
"Drops and Dollars"- Linda Driver- UC Master Gardener and Educator- As Linda teaches from inside her clever prop- a hundred cubic ft. PVC pipe cube which could hold 748 gallons, she will help people understand the way our City of Lodi water meter bill is determined. Learning is always fun when the former LUSD Gate teacher is at the helm.
The City of Lodi's Storm Drain Detectives- "Mokelumne River's Water Quality Report Card to the Public"- Lodi's best and brightest high school students will present the 2012-2013 Mokelumne River water quality monitoring data that they have collected twice monthly since August. Come support our young citizen-scientists as they deliver their research.
"Trekking the Mokelumne River"- A workshop aimed at equipping educators to use the grades 2-5 curriculum "Trekking the Mokelumne River". Each participant will receive a copy of the curriculum and be eligible for a lottery drawing for a free classroom trip led by the Lodi Lake Nature Area Docents for the 2013-2014 school year. Pre-registration is required. $25.00 supply fee. More information and RSVP to Kathy Grant- 209-327-2063.
To learn more about gardening in the San Joaquin Valley, go to the University of California Master Gardeners’ website
Storm Drain Detectives - Monitoring the Mokelumne River - Check Our 2011-2012 Data!
Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.
Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.