Wildlife Activity Book Answer Key

We want to thank those of you who came to our booth at Arbor Earth Day Celebration in Thousand Oaks this past Saturday, April 13th.  A recap of the event will be posted to the blog shortly.  In the meantime,  here is the Answer Key for the wildlife activity book.



Volcanoes and Global Cooling

It has been theorized that colossal volcanic eruptions throughout history have disrupted global climate and even caused the onset of glaciations.  Could the Yellowstone Supervolcano bring about the next ice age?

Mount Pinatubo, Philippines.  1991.

Mount Pinatubo, Philippines. 1991. Global temperatures dropped by about 0.9°F following the eruption


Yellowstone National Park, the oldest and one of the most renowned national parks in the world, lies atop a volcanic hotspot with a history of colossal eruptions (the most recent eruption occurred some 640,000 years ago).  There has been much speculation about the possibility of this supervolcano erupting again, as well as ponderings about its implications for humankind.

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Family Nature Hike Recap

Our First Family Nature Hike with Oak Park Neighborhood for Learning was tons of fun!

Nature Hike in Oak Park

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky at 8:00am Saturday morning when several families from the Conejo Valley area gathered at Oak Canyon Community Park to join us for a nature hike.  Organized by Oak Park Neighborhood for Learning, these nature hikes are a new program intended to provide opportunities for families with young children to stay active and learn together.  About a dozen families showed up for the first hike, full of energy and eager to search for the various critters that inhabit our local native ecosystems. Continue Reading →