Adobe Springs Educational Field Trips

April 11, 2018

For the third year, ALPS hosted local 3rd grade students from Monterey Road Elementary and San Gabriel Elementary on April 10 and 11.

ALPS coordinated the docent-led field trips that cover three main local history topics: Native Americans who lived in the area for centuries; the Anza Expedition that camped on the night of March 4, 1776; and the Estrada Adobe built in 1812 as an outpost to Mission San Miguel. The common element connecting all three topics is the spring water.

This year an additional station was hosted by the San Luis Obispo chapter of the California Native Plant Society which focussed on the trees and plants that make Adobe Springs their home.

A giant thank you to Jonalee Istenes (ALPS) for all her hard work coordinating the Adobe Springs Interpretive Program.

For more information, click on Adobe Springs Interpretive Program.

Header Photo:  Patti Dunton (Salinan Tribe) - Native People

Miguel Marquez (National Park Service) - 1776 ANZA Expedition

Susi Bernstein (CNPS-SLO) - Identification of Trees and Shrubs

Jaime Hendrickson (AMWC) - Spring and Water


Deborah Stafford (ALPS) - Bookmark activity


Mike Orvis (ALPS) - 1812 Estrada Adobe


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