Local Places & Faces
Explore some of the people and places in our local community.

Today’s Activities

Read it

The Me-Wuk, or Miwok, were the first people to live in Tuolumne County.  Listen to this story, Two Bear Cubs, based on a Me-Wuk fable set in Yosemite.

Some of the local Me-Wuk people live in Tuolumne and Jamestown. Explore this timeline of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk. 

  • What is the earliest date on the timeline and what happened on that date? 
  • What happened in 1936?


Explore multiplication and division with these videos and songs

Then practice using multiplication facts from memory by playing connect four.


Watch this video and this video from Foothill Horizons Outdoor School to learn some ways plants disperse (spread) their seeds.

Use this page  to list and draw four ways plants disperse their seeds before you design your own seed.

See it!

All Aboard! Take a virtual field trip in our own backyard and learn about Railtown 1897!


get moving

We have some beautiful local trails for walking and biking.  When health safety conditions and weather make it possible, explore some with your family.

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Fail Forward

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Field Day!

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