2023 program dates for the Eastern Sierra Youth Outdoor Program are June 20 to June 25, 2023. The program is led and facilitated by experienced outdoor education professionals with many years of experience. Todd Vogel, Eastside Sports co–owner, has spent over 25 years working as a professional mountain guide and outdoor educator. All other staff are people with similar experience. SKILLS TAUGHT IN THE PROGRAM INCLUDE: What to bring on a hike, rock climbing equipment use, movement skills and rappelling; packing a pack; map reading and navigation; care of self, group, equipment, and the environment; introduction to outdoor leadership; campsite selection and tent use, water purification, backcountry cooking, and sanitation. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! If you are 13 to 18 years of age you are invited to apply to the program. [...]
Join an ESIA naturalist for a sunset bird walk of Mono Lake’s County Park and Boardwalk. As we walk down to the lake through a gradient of habitats, you will get to see and hear a diversity of birds. This walk is less than one mile and on level ground. Bring binoculars if you have them. There are restrooms at this location. This walk will take place every Thursday at 5 pm from June 22-September 14. All programs are free of charge. Programs are outside and subject to cancellation without warning. An adult must accompany children on all programs. Wear sturdy walking shoes and dress for changing weather. Bring water and snacks.