Hi, we're the  Parks Foundation!

We're the worker bees found in that little office in Idlewild Park across from the California Building. We are grant writers, program developers, student educators, trail guides, AmeriCorps members, and above all, park lovers! Feel free to stop in our office with questions, concerns, ideas, or simply to say hello. You will get many hellos in return!

Soils: Student Stewards Program

The recently developed Soils Module kicked off in October and its been a solid start! The module is geared towards our upper elementary and middle school students and the kids have found the program both exciting and challenging. As one student commented after digging in the dirt and performing a ribbon test on a chunk of wet clay, “finally, we get to get our hands dirty!” The Soils Module is a three day program that consists of an introductory class, an in-park experiment, and a conclusion. The introduction is a research-based, informational presentation in the classroom. The educators focus on weathering and erosion and discuss the differences between some common types of soil: sand, silt,

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