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South Tufa

This is the classic school field trip site, and is appropriate for all student levels.

A naturalist-led program at South Tufa introduces students to the Mono Lake ecosystem and water issues. Most programs last a little over an hour. Walking distance is one mile and the trail loops through a large tufa grove at the lakeshore and returns through native shrubs and grasses. Your natrualist guide can easily adapt this program for all student age levels.

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We can schedule a guide for your group based on your specific area of focus. We have staff and volunteers with diverse backgrounds and years of outdoor education experience.

Email Education Director Bartshé Miller or call (760) 647-6595 for more information or to schedule a group.

South Tufa

Students can make tufa, catch and observe brine shrimp, watch birds, and sample the traditional food of the Kutzadika'a Paiute.

South Tufa is an excellent outdoor classroom for:

Elementary students
California history
Earth sciences
ecology & ecosystems
water issues

High school, undergraduate,
and graduate students

California water law
environmental studies
recreation management


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