This month EarthTeam students visited the Dow Wetlands to learn about the volunteer efforts at the site to preserve some of California’s last remaining wetlands. In addition to their usual litter pick up, EarthTeam students were lead on a nature walk to learn how to identify some of the more common plants and animals in the region. Here are some reflections from the interns themselves!
“Our last field outing was to the Dow Wetlands. We picked up 11 pounds of trash! Even though it was hard to pick up that much trash up because it was mostly little tiny wrappers of candy and things like that. We also had a great nature walk throughout the Dow Wetlands. One of our interns even shared out her knowledge on clouds! Over all, it was a really fun field outing and I really enjoyed it.”- Jasmin Zermeno
“Last Saturday we went to the Dow Wetlands. It was a good experience to see the wildlife, plants, etc. Picking up 11 pounds of trash was crazy because all we got was food wrappers and small pieces of plastic. It was also great to learn about the Dow Wetlands history. Over all it was really fun. “- Sorena Ang
“For our field outing we went to the Dow Wetlands. On our trip we did our litter pick up as usual and got a lot more food wrappers and candy wrappers since it was right after Halloween. We went on a long nature walk for the remaining time. Throughout the walk we had some stops to learn about the plants and things that lived at the wetlands.”- Tatiana Mendez