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Backpackers on the California Coast

In May of 2021, I backpacked for the first time with my son at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Point …

Leadership, Partnership, Stewardship: Reclaiming the Name of Sue-meg State Park

The California State Park and Recreation Commission recently voted to change the name of Patrick’s Point State Park in …

Coastal Clean Up Day Can Be Every Day!

California has a beautiful scenic coastline that stretches 840 miles (1,350 km) and is home to a large diversity of …

Connecting Students to State Parks for Nearly Two Decades

Almost 20 years ago, PORTS Programs (Parks Online Resources for Teachers and Students)® started a new idea that our parks could …
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What is a Bioblitz anyway?

iNaturalist and Bioblitzes are fun ways to contribute to our understanding of the natural world as community scientists.   What is iNaturalist?  When I am out …
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California Biodiversity Day is Just Around the Corner!

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to explore nature in your backyard. California boasts not only the largest state …
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In Search of that First Internship

Nina Omomo was in her final semester at San Francisco State University as the world locked down into the pandemic. After six years …
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Pride Outside: Everyday Ways to Support LGBTQIA+ Inclusion in Outdoor Spaces

Every June, it happens – rainbow logos, colorful marketing campaigns and a very welcome focus on the LGBTQIA+ community …