Resources


Other Sierra Club-related sites:

Sierra Club Angeles Little Hikers Section:
http://www.littlehikers.org/

Orange County Inspiring Connections Outdoors:
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/ocico/index.htm

National Sierra Club’s ICO page
http://www.sierraclub.org/ico/

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Easy Hikers section:
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/easy/index.asp

Sierra Club coloring book:
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/homepagecontent/SCAC_coloring_book.pdf

Sierra Club
http://www.sierraclub.org/

Sierra Club – Angeles Chapter
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/outings/Outings.asp

Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section Peak List
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/hpslist.htm

Angeles Chapter Hundred Peaks Section Trip Archives
http://angeles.sierraclub.org/hps/archives/hpsa.htm

 

Local parks and hikes:

Santa Monica Mountains – Plan Your Visit
http://www.nps.gov/samo/planyourvisit/index.htm

Santa Monica Mountains Institute
http://www.naturebridge.org/santa-monica

Malibu Creek State Park
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=614

Franklin Canyon Park
http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=14

Griffith Park
http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=74

Will Rogers State Historical Park
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=626

Temescal Gateway Park
http://www.lamountains.com/parks.asp?parkid=58
http://www.ehow.com/how_2117849_temescal-gateway-park-los-angeles.html
http://www.localhikes.com/Hikes/TemescalCanyon_4472.asp

Topanga State Park
http://www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=629

Local Hikes
http://www.localhikes.com/MSA/MSA_4472.asp

Dan’s Hikes in the San Gabriels and Beyond
http://www.simpsoncity.com/hiking/hikes.html

Hikes in the San Gabriel Mountains and the Angeles National Forest
http://www.tchester.org/sgm/hikes.html

 

 

And other related environmental links:

Calflora
http://www.calflora.org/

California Department of Parks and Recreation
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24075 

Orange County Tidepool Docent/Educator Training Manual
http://www.lagunaoceanfoundation.org/forms/OCdocentTM.pdf

BugGuide
http://bugguide.net/

The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Guide to Bugs
http://www.aaastateofplay.com/the-outdoor-enthusiasts-guide-to-bugs/

Friends of Griffith Park
http://www.friendsofgriffithpark.org

Sky and Telescope – This Week’s Sky at a Glance
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/ataglance/

NASA’s Climate Kids:
http://climate.nasa.gov/kids/

Where the Other You Lives:
http://discovertheforest.org/

REI
http://www.rei.com/expertadvice/articles/kids+hiking.html
http://findout.rei.com/blog_detail/?contentid=8640047731815111185

National Wildlife Federation Kids site:
http://www.nwf.org/Kids.aspx

Kids’ Science Challenge:
http://www.kidsciencechallenge.com/index.php

World Wildlife Foundation Kids site:
http://www.worldwildlife.org/how/fun/index.html

A Guide to the Side of the Sea:
http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24075

The Ultimate Hiking Guide:
http://www.datehookup.com/content-the-ultimate-hiking-guide.htm

Hiking Guide for Beginners:
http://safestars.org/hiking/

Earthwatch Institute (provides grants for teachers and students):
http://earthwatch.org/

Teton Science School (opportunities for teachers in students in Jackson Hole, WY):
http://www.tetonscience.org/

 

Maps

Note: Most ranger stations at the parks can supply trail maps.

 

Books:

McKinney, John., Wild L.A.: A Day Hiker’s Guide; Santa Barbara, CA; Olympus Press, 2003.

McKinney, John and Harrison, Tom; Santa Monica Mountains Trail Guide, The Trailmaster Olympus Press, 2011.

Schad, Jerry., Afoot & Afield in Los Angeles County; Berkeley, CA; Wilderness Press, 2003.

Schad, Jerry, Top Trails Los Angeles; Berkley, CA; Wilderness Press, 2004.

Stone, Robert, Day Hikes Around Los Angeles: 82 Great Hikes; Day Hike Books, Inc, 2003.

 

Video Links:

 “The Child in Nature”

 

[Service Group at Yosemite National Park. Photo credit: Rob Selzer]