The Loyalton Learning Landscape on Smithneck Creek now has a new trail* for all weather access, thanks to a partnership with the Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship (SBTS), FRLT, and Loyalton teachers and students.

Students pitch in to improve their outdoor classroom. Students from 5th and 6th grade along with High School students in the Ag Science Program cleared brush, pulled weeds, transplanted, set rock and raked gravel. Photo by Vanessa Vasquez.

Student stewardship of outdoor classrooms on and near school campuses is part of the Learning Landscapes model. With generous funding from donors, in May SBTS and industrious students tackled a big and fun project on a property conserved by FRLT for outdoor learning. Guided by trail building experts, kids from various grade levels lent a hand to improve 1/4 mile of meadow trail leading to a bridge and the outdoor classroom seating area. 

The trail was improved with rock and gravel to allow access in all seasons without the fear of muddy boots and soggy socks. A big thank you to the Loyalton High Ag Mechanics and Ag Science classes led by Cali Griffin. 

Check out our Facebook photo album to see the progress.

*Please note that this trail is for school use only and not the public.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018