Class Forest – Mediterranean Woodlands

Southern California’s four national forests (Los Padres, Angeles, San Bernardino, and Cleveland) boast some of the nation’s most popular places to hike, camp, picnic, fish and hunt, bird-watch, rock-climb, mountain bike, horseback ride, stargaze, and indulge in a host of other nature-based activities.

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These are known as Mediterranean forests.  Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub ecoregions are characterized by hot and dry summers, while winters tend to be cool and moist.

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Most precipitation arrives during these months. To incorporate this type of woodland into our theme, we created an artificial environment of these trees.

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When children create an artificial environment, they bring three-dimensional reality to any concept.

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Though your little ones are aware of what a forest is, they may not fully comprehend what they look like, how they support life, and how important they are to our planet.

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To help our budding arborists connect to this idea, we decided to create our very own mediterrean forest!

 

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