Pathways to Nature – Connecting Students to Their Environment

Wildlands recently participated in Pathways to Nature – an outdoor, hands-on educational outing for local 4th and 5th grade students. The goal of this activity was to connect these young students with nature and encourage them to get outside to see the powerful effects of preserving, conserving and utilizing natural resources found at a cattle ranch. Pathways to Nature was hosted by Chet and Angela Vogt on their cattle ranch – 3 Creeks Ranch, and organized by The Glenn-Colusa CattleWomen in Glenn County, California.

Many industry professionals volunteered their time and work, including Wildlands’ own biologist, Jacob Robinson. Jacob drew from his knowledge to teach the students about the fascinating life found in creeks and ponds at the cattle ranch. One of the educational activities that students participated in was getting down and dirty in the creek to identify the creatures that lived there.

We enjoy participating in these hands-on learning opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge around the importance of mindful conservation.


Photos were taken by Jill Egly.