Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon 
Wetlands in the Fall

at Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon

Saturday, Oct 15, 2011

A beautiful fall day brought over 225 people to attend a day of finding "nature" at Tule Ponds.  Community members including visitors from Australia and Canada, went on a scavenger hunt to find acorns, white alder cones, sedges, leaves, and the peppermint smells of Penny Royal.  Children were able to make tule dolls, to experience how Ohlone Indians would make products.  Students also learned the chemicals that make leaves change color.  A wonderful and educational day.



Event Funding provided by Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District and the Math Science Nucleus


Ongoing activities included:  
 why leaves change colors
scavenger hunt
make a tule doll
earn points and gain prizes (and learn about the wetlands)