Author Archives: Deborah Zierten

Deborah joined the League's staff in 2013 as the Education & Interpretation Manager. She brings with her extensive experience teaching science, developing curriculum and connecting kids to the natural world.

Under One Rock

Book reading: Under One Rock

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Join us as we dive into the mysterious world of what lives under a rock. From hundreds of ants, to slimy worms and black spiders to jumping grasshoppers, you can discover a lot if you just know the right place to look.

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Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Book reading: Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

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Anyone can be a scientist. All it takes is to make observations, ask some questions and create an experiment. After reading this book hopefully you are encouraged to think like a scientist as well.

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Under One Rock

Lectura: Debajo de una piedra

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Únete a nosotros mientras nos sumergimos en el misterioso mundo de lo que vive debajo de una roca. Desde cientos de hormigas hasta gusanos viscosos y desde arañas negras hasta saltamontes saltarines, puedes descubrir muchas cosas si sabes donde buscar.

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Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist

Lectura: Scampers piensa como un científico

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Todos y todas pueden ser científic@s. Todo lo que se necesita es hacer observaciones, hacer algunas preguntas y crear un experimento. Es de esperar que después de leer este libro también te animes a pensar como un científico.

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Wilderness Arts and Literacy Collaborative

Apply Now: Education Grants Available

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Save the Redwoods League is accepting applications for our Education Grants Program for the 2019-2020 school year. A single school field trip or outdoor family experience can have a lasting impact on youth at any age. That is why the League makes it a priority to connect youth to the redwoods, so they can experience and study these awe-inspiring forests.

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The Old-Growth Redwood Heritage Viewing Deck and Interpretive Exhibit includes a viewing platform that allows visitors to view the footprint of a redwood that was 18 feet wide. Photo by Fig & Olive Photography

New Oakland Exhibit Reveals History of Area’s Once-Ancient Forest

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Did you know the ancient coast redwoods that once stood in the San Francisco Bay Area’s East Bay were thought to have been some of the largest? Now you can learn about this history and see the footprint of a giant redwood that once stood in Roberts Regional Recreation Area. The League and East Bay Regional Park District recently unveiled a permanent exhibit.

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Counting Banana Slugs

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The League’s education program brings thousands of students to the redwoods every year. Students may look at redwoods differently, but one thing that unites them is their love for finding and counting banana slugs.

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Pacific Trillium

Calling all Redwood Volunteers

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As a science-based conservation organization we are always looking at the latest redwood research to help guide our efforts to protect, restore, and connect people to these magnificent forests. Our citizen science projects are one way we engage the general public in our work to get a better picture of what is happening in the redwoods.

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Photo by Allendale Elementary School

Apply Now! Redwood Education Grants

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Education Grants Program gives $100,000 every year to various schools, non-profits, and parks throughout the redwood range to enhance redwood education programs and bring more people to our iconic forests.

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The fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree. Photo by Save the Redwoods League

Tree Ring Analysis of the Pioneer Cabin Tree

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California State Parks and Save the Redwoods League are collaborating to study the fallen Pioneer Cabin Tree in Calaveras Big Trees State Park to learn about its long life and the environmental changes within the forest over time.

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Students participate in the League's Exploring Your Watershed program.

“Best of” List for 2017

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As 2017 comes to a close, it’s that time again for the “best of” lists to come out. Best movies of the year, best music, etc. So here is my own “best of” list for the past year.

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Fresh Air music video by Sergio Herrera and Jose Hernandez

Redwood Education Grants Program

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One of our grantees, the Humboldt County Office of Education, worked with students this year from Fortuna High School’s videography class to create “art” in the redwoods after learning about redwood ecology.

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Fern Watch volunteers at Purisima Creek Redwoods Preserve.

Watching Ferns in the Redwoods for Signs of Climate Change

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The sword fern, one of the most common redwood forest plants, has become prominent in my life over the past few years. This is mostly due to the League’s Fern Watch project, which monitors the health of sword ferns throughout the redwood range. Even though these ferns are common, little is known about their ecology and how they respond to climatic change.

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Ranger Station kiosk at Joaquin Miller Park.

Joaquin Miller Park Kiosks get an update!

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The League recently worked with the City of Oakland to install new interpretive content and maps in the kiosks, so park visitors can learn more about the natural area they are visiting.

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Mariposa Grove. Photo by jenkinson2455, Flickr Creative Commons

Happy Birthday Mariposa Grove!

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Today marks the 153rd birthday of the spectacular giant sequoia grove in Yosemite National Park, Mariposa Grove. The protection of Mariposa helped inspire a movement of conservation at a time when sequoia were being cut, leading to the protection of the biggest trees in the world.

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Redwood National Park, High Bluff. Photo by Max Forster

Summer Solstice Means Changes in the Redwood Forest

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Summer solstice reminds me of nature’s seasonal cycles and excites me for what’s to come. The study of these seasonal cycles, phenology, is used by the League in our science and education programs.

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