It’s BACK TO SCHOOL WEEK, which might be the most universally hated week of the year. First off, for many people it means the end of summer. That alone could be reason for the hatred. It also means daily rituals changing for parents, traffic patterns fluctuating around the crazy kid-drop-off schedules and the dreaded H WORD (homework). And we’re not even talking about how teachers must feel this week. But, for the Los Padres, Back to School Week is a slight indication that our backcountry season is not too far off into the future. It might seem impossibly far right now, with all that’s going on with the fires, but trust me, it’ll be here before you know it. So, in honor of Back to School Week and with backcountry season coming up soon, we wanted to focus this email on a few upcoming educational opportunities that you might want to check out. Tis the season…….
BACKPACKING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS
WHEELER GORGE VISITOR CENTER
- August 27 – Into the Wild (Naturalists & Forester) Programs
- September 3 – Saving the California Condor
- September 10 – Rescuing Ocean Animals
- September 17 – Amazing World of Bears
- September 24 – Chumash Storytelling with Julie Tumamait
There’s a lot going on. We hope to see you at some of these events and best of luck with Back to School Week!
A few upcoming dates, events, projects, presentations or things you might want to know.
If you have any forest-related events to add to this list, let us know and we’re more than happy to pimp your event!
September 10: NPLD Jesusita Trail
September 11: Island View Trail Race
September 14: LPFA Backpacking Fundamentals Class
September 20: LPFA Trail Talk Series, History of Los Padres Lookouts by Craig Carey
September 24: National Public Lands Day Trail Project, Lion Canyon Trail, Ojai
October 1: LPFA Used Gear Sale
October 16: D-13 Hunting Season Starts
October 22-30: LPFA Working Vacation, Poplar Trail (ON HOLD)
October 29: LPFA First Aid & CPR Training
October 29-30: REI Wilderness First Aid Training
November 12-13: REI Wilderness First Aid Training