There are three main ways to participate
Do any or all of the below activities and enjoy this slice of nature in the middle of Oakland. Snap a Photo on the Nature Trail, Explore Lake Merritt on your own, or share your personal Field Notes with the hashtag #FieldNotesLM on Instagram, Twitter or TikTok for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
This eight-stop walking tour of the west side of Lake Merritt is approximately 2.1 miles. Each stop has it’s own QR code, a different theme, and a short lesson that will hopefully inspire you to think more about how Lake Merritt has changed over time.
– Ohlone land management
– 1860’s Lake drama
– Lake Merritt as an estuary
– Lake Merritt today, and more!
Try your hand at using your senses to observe Lake Merritt’s flora and fauna. Learn how to use citizen science apps, contribute to a public science project, or participate in an observation activity. Learn more about the different plants, animals, and fungi that you can find at the Lake and deepen your appreciation of this unique ecosystem!
We want to know how YOU do Lake Merritt. We’re collecting reflections, field notes, videos, pictures, drawings, all that center Lake Merritt and our appreciation for it!
Take a picture, make a collage, sing a song, draw a picture, write a story, or ask some questions.
Anything can be a field note. Be Curious, Be Creative, and Get Out and Go!
Add yours by using the hastag #FieldNotesLM or tagging @Field_NotesLM on Instagram