Outside in the Field


Wet Phase Walk

Students that visit during February and the first few weeks of March are usually treated to the wet phase walk. They are led by their guide through the grasslands and, ultimately, to a vernal pool. Along the way, the students hone their observation skills by looking for certain things on a scavenger hunt card. They may find signs of coyotes, voles, gopher mounds, different species of birds, and lots more.


Flower Phase Walk

When a class visits towards the end of March or in April, the students will go on the flower phase walk and see Mather’s vernal pools in their colorful glory! On the walk, the students try to find their flowers, as well as other items on a scavenger hunt card.