Frontera brings people together to strengthen our Conservation Community by preserving our regional landscape which is rich in history, natural resources, breathtaking views and recreational opportunities. The year 2020 has been a wild roller coaster for the entire world. This year has taught us the importance of having access to natural spaces, and the importance of these spaces in our daily lives.
This year started off with very successful events then all events came to a stop as we worked to figure out how to operate safely under Covid-19 guidelines. One of our most successful virtual learning opportunities was our Flower Friday videos. Our Education and Volunteer Program Manager, Maryflor Garcia, gave information about a desert plant in a 1-2 minute video. Our most utilized tool for a safe way to engage our volunteers was the iNaturalist app. This app allowed our volunteers to upload plant and animal observations from their own backyards or on their daily walks.
Frontera continues to work with other organizations on the student led Environmental Stewardship Initiative. We are able to create and present curriculum to high school students about native plants, water conservation and healthy soils. After COVID-19 arrived, we made our workshops virtual.