The EcoHelpers program is curriculum-based and focuses on science principles learned through hands-on restoration activities. There are two versions of the program.
Planting Program: Offered November - March. This program focuses on removing non-native invasive plants and restoring native plants.
Crayfish Removal Program: Offered April - mid-May. This program focuses on removing non-native invasive crayfish from our local streams.
Both programs will improve the habitat for wildlife in the Santa Monica Mountains. Students will understand that invasive plants and animals can damage the natural communities that produce food and shelter to sustain native wildlife. Students will recognize that improving natural communities can improve native habitats, food chains, and the local food web.2017-2018 School Year Application
- Biology: Animals, Biology: Plants, Civic Engagement, Climate, Climate Change, Community, Conservation, Earth Science, Ecology, Environment, Fire Ecology, Landscapes, Planning/Development, Public Policy, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Management
- National/State Standards:
- California Benchmarks for Biology/Life Sciences: Ecology, Language Arts and History/Social Science: Historical Interpretation and Los Angeles Unified School District’s Service Learning requirements for Graduation.
- Field Trips