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Sunday, February 20th, 2022:
EEP Field Trip to Quail Ridge Natural Reserve!

Join EEP for a special outing to the University of California's Quail Ridge Natural Reserve, located next to Lake Berryessa, about 27 miles from Davis. Paul Havemann, a CCE parent and a UC Natural Reserve steward will guide us in an orientation to the Quail Ridge reserve and students will participate in an amphibian and reptile survey, learning how wildlife biologists

(a) collect data and

(b) use these animals' populations to monitor environmental change.


We will learn about the natural flora and fauna of this reserve, which is the site of active wildlife and ecological research. Students will have the chance to reflect on what they learn, and enjoy being together in this wild place! ​This excursion will also help the NRS to develop its Young Docent Program which aims to link the importance of wildland ecosystems with urban ecosystems.


Field trip logistics:

Leave Davis: 8:15 AM

Return to Davis: Between 1 and 2pm 


Transportation: Parking is limited to 5-6 vehicles, so it is essential to carpool! Please email Louise Conrad ( by Friday, February 18th if you are interested in coming. 


Please let Louise know if you want to participate in a carpools which will be first-come, first-served basis. In the future we hope to tap into our UCD Fleet Services and provide transport if Covid allows. 


The drive is approximately 45 minutes from Davis, each way.

Bring: Backpack with water and snacks, closed-toe shoes, hat/sunscreen, a few pencils and an eraser. The UC system will be providing field notebooks and other field gear.


Important Note: Parents will need to co-sign a waiver for their child's participation if parent is not attending. \


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