The Story of the Forest
The forest ecosystems affected by the 2018 Lake Christine Fire have many stories to tell. We will focus on the ecological stories and regeneration/recovery of the forest ecosystems that were burned as well as the underlying climate-related stories we have in this valley. Based out of Rock Bottom Ranch, participants will spend time walking around the burn zones, collecting footage and stories of the forest two years after the fire to share through digital storytelling and artistic representation.
*To properly prepare for the class, participants must bring their own iPad, iPhone, tablet, or smartphone with a working camera. We expect that participants are familiar with their own device and bring it in a sturdy, protective case along with a charger. PLEASE make sure to have a video editor app downloaded on your device prior to class such as iMovie. A list of applications to download will be emailed in advance of the start date.
What To Bring:
Their own clean masks or face coverings labeled with their names, and a backpack that they can carry themselves filled with:
- Their own snacks, lunch, and filled reusable water bottles.
- A hat, warm layer, change of clothes, extra socks, sunscreen, bug repellent, and rain jacket. Sunshine and bugs are abundant at RBR.
- Optional closed-toed water shoes (Keens or similar). Toys and electronics are to be left at home.
Please remember to label everything. Wear appropriate clothing and sturdy, closed-toed shoes - no open-toed sandals! Optional- closed-toed shoes/sandles for water exploration.
How To Get There:
Please walk, bike, or carpool to ACES at Rock Bottom Ranch whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited and alternate transportation is fun and saves the planet.
BIKE BOARD CHALLENGE: Fill out a Bike Board Card and add a sticker every time you come to Rock Bottom Ranch in something other than your own car. Bike Board participants are entered to win great prizes all summer long including bike accessories, and more.
PARKING LOT: Limited parking is available for Rock Bottom Ranch visitors only. Please park efficiently. No parking in ACES lot outside of open hours. We are an IDLE FREE community.