Meeting the goats at the 4H barn in Cupertino Olivia shows how to milk a goat Nature crafts with Lorraine Boiling natural dye on the rocket stove Ice cream!
Singing at morning circle on our overnight at Foothills Park. Breakfast. After we broke camp, we picked up trash so the campsite would be cleaner than we found it. While looking for trash, Justin found this bone — probably a bone from a small bird. Playing “Wary Wolf,” a game that teaches you how to […]
Firing up the rocket stove. Rocket stoves, designed by Dr. Larry Winiarski and others, are inexpensive stoves for burning biomass more efficiently and with less smoke and harmful gasses. In areas where burning biomass is a necessity, a rocket stove can make fuel go further — plus providing health benefits to those who do the […]
Photos from the field trip to Pescadero State Beach: Pointing to a seal on the rocks. A group of campers looking at a crab. One of our C.I.T.s with a crab. Looking at a cool hole in the rocks. Building a driftwood structure.
Here are some photos from the first day of EcoJustice Camp: Meghan and Kyndall learning how to use a bow saw. Mike is holding the log on the sawbuck. Shriya and Dan using the big two-person crosscut saw. Mike is still holding the log. sarah, Emma, Arissa, Lucas, Meghan, and Kyndall showing perfectly […]
We just completed our staff team-building trip — an overnight at the Black Mountain backpacking camp in Montebello Open Space Preserve. The camp site is at the very top of the Adobe Creek watershed, about 12 miles upstream from the EcoJustice Camp location in Palo Alto. On the hike up, we saw four White-tailed Kites […]
We know that it can be hard to schedule summer camps! Fortunately, we are able to accept last-minute registrations. If you would like to register, please send email to Dan Harper, Camp Director — email@example.com — with the following information: Name of the camper: Grade as of May, 2015: Birth date: Do you need extended […]
This email was sent out to all registered campers: In less than a week, we’ll be starting EcoJustice Camp — yay! Below is some information about the camp for you and your child/ren. (1) Schedule for the week: Monday: at UUCPA, 505 E. Charleston Rd., Palo Alto, all day Tuesday: all-day field trip to Pescadero […]
When I arrived on site today, someone pointed out that there was a swarm of honey bees calmly resting on the branch of a tree about ten feet from the ground. I climbed up a step ladder, got as close as I could, and took this photo — it’s a little blurry because I was […]
We’ve been keeping a list of birds we see on our site, and you can see that list here. Recently I added two birds to the list. First, there was a small flock of Cedar Waxwings flying around an apricot tree. Cedar Waxwings are frugivores, meaning they prefer to eat fruit when they can get […]