This past weekend was the annual Dia De Los Niños and Earth Day Celebration in Watsonville, CA at Ramsay Park.
Daniel and I went along with Elkhorn Slough Reserve staff member (and former EFTA intern) Hugo Ceja to do some outreach at the event.
This event is very popular, and there were several different awesome organizations in attendance. The event coordinators were expecting anywhere from 3,000 to 5,000 visitors that day.
We got plenty of visitors at our table and we gave them information about the reserve. It turns out that a lot of people don’t know about the Elkhorn Slough Reserve even though it is only about a 20 minute drive from Watsonville. There are probably a variety of reasons for this phenomenon but we were there to try our best to give people information about the reserve’s location and what we’re about and what we offer!
We had a fun game for children to play that also served as a tool for them to learn about the different diets and habitats of animals from the slough. We have this game in both English and Spanish so it is a great game to take to events where we know there will be bilingual guests!
Overall it was a very successful day and hopefully we will see some of the people who stopped by our table at the slough soon!