Where are we going? ...What is a preserve? ...Can trees talk to each other? ...Are there always newts in the ponds? ...Who picks the colors?

Since 1970, students, docents, parents and teachers have been asking questions like these while participating in field trips and training classes on ACR preserves. Over the course of this half-century, 1,300 enthusiastic docents have led nature education and appreciation activities for more than 260,000 Bay Area third–fifth graders.

In celebration of this milestone, we’re collecting stories from you—teachers, docents, parents, and former student participants. Please take a moment to share your experiences, memories, photos, and take-aways in our brief 10-minute survey.