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Resources for Community Education
has supported K-12 teaching since 1999. Our primary focus is providing
teachers with the background about the biology of Monterey County and
central, coastal California. Teachers can then take this information,
or resources provided by Hastings, to their classrooms and work with their
students in the many open spaces and parks of California set up to handle
large groups. Hastings has primarily been a research facility and the
impact of K-12 teaching on research facilities can be significant. Thus,
Hastings has zoned part of the reserve most recently acquired for teaching.
Information on this website,
Middle School Habitat Program Hastings has been working with
Craig Hohenbeger and Ellen
Fondiler for the past few years. This
combination garden, natural amphitheater, wildlife area and restored grassland
offers a wide variety to ways to link students with the natural world around
them as they learn. Students from the Habitat program visit Hastings several
times and year and we work with the Habitat to provide online access to nature.
Jamesburg Family Cooperative. Lily
Kotler, with support from the Community Foundation of Monterey County,
offered participation in art for parents and children of local families
to work together in an environment of creative arts. The class used a
part of the School House, the residence of former residents Janis Dickinson
and Walt Koenig. The Jamesburg Family Co-op sponsored an art class that
met at Hastings Reservation every Monday from 2 pm. until 7 pm.
The class offered an opportunity for community members to explore a variety
of media such as ceramics, weaving, paper art, etc. All ages were welcome. Lily
Kotler, an Occupational Therapist, facilitated this program. In 2008,this
program was ended, after a run of nearly 10 years. If funding were found
for a similar class, we would welcome the presence of local support
for arts in the Hastings setting.