California Mini-Corps Outdoor Education Training with Yosemite National Park and USGS
USGS researchers share their experience and expertise with many federal and state education programs. On April 30, 2011, USGS Western Ecological Research Center ecologist Steve Ostoja and Yosemite National Park Education Branch Chief Shauna Potocky spent a few hours touring with undergraduate students of the California Mini-Corps program. A state program, Mini-Corps trains college undergraduates to be camp leaders and tutors for outdoor science education programs targeting migrant children in California between fourth to sixth grades. This training session at Yosemite National Park is just one way that USGS shares its knowledge with the future educators of our Nation.