KLS Families and Students Learn Together at Coyote Creek

Khan Lab School
October 21, 2021 / 5 mins read

On Sunday, October 17, KLS families and students gathered at Coyote Creek Trail for a naturalist walk and talk. Organized by our Family Association, our school community'snetwork of parentand guardian leaders, this community service event gave families and students an opportunity to learn about the preservationof creeks and estuary habitats in the South Bay.

A group photo of parents/guardians and students in a field.

During their time at Coyote Creek, families and students helped naturalists document animals and plants in the creek bed, learning lots about local wildlife along the way. Highlights from the visit included 76 observers looking at and recording living things, 1078 observations made, and 202 different species found by observers.

"Over a third of the species documented are considered non-native to California," the Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful team shared,"but we also observed many native species, including huge orbweaver spiders, many pollinators visiting flowers, and riparian trees such as Willows and Boxelders.We also saw many bird species, including a Golden Eagle and a large flock of American White Pelicans, flying in the distance."

Parents/guardians watch students as they talk to a park ranger at a local creek.

Our Family Association looks forward to gathering again soon for more community service opportunities!