Adobe Spring Field Trips

April 10, 2019

For the 4th year, ALPS hosted local 3rd grade students for docent-led field trips which cover subjects required for their local history education.  Santa Margarita Elementary attended on April 9 and San Gabriel Elementary on April 10.  Between the two schools we hosted a total of 130 students.

ALPS coordinates the docent led field trip to cover three local history topics:  Native Americans who lived in the area for centuries; the Anza Expedition that camped nearby 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 is the continuous running spring water.

This year we had two additional stations.  One hosted by the San Luis Obispo chapter of the California Native Plant Society which focused on the trees and plants at Adobe Springs.  The second was hosted by ALPS which tasked the kids to take the pile of deer bones and arrange them into a skeleton.

ALPS recognizes Jonalee Istenes, ALPS Board Member, for her dedication and hard work coordinating the Adobe Springs Interpretive Program.

For more information on the Adobe Springs Interpretive Program, click here.

Miguel  Marques (NPS Anza Interpretive Specialist) and Jonalee Instenes (ASIP Coordinator)

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