COVID NOTICE:
* Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, to separate into groups based on living situation, and be required to maintain a 6 foot distance from the other groups.
* Participants will be able to borrow binoculars and field guides that will be cleaned before and after use, but please bring your own equipment if you are able to limit sharing.
* Each student will receive a take home kit with materials for further exploration. Please be sure to bring water and wear comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothing.
CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the next three months are going to be the most difficult time in the public health history of the nation. Redfield says things are going to get worse before they get better. Redfield said it's important for Americans to recommit to the mitigation of coronavirus as a vaccine is around the corner. But right now, every single person is responsible for bringing down COVID numbers by wearing a mask, physically distancing, and washing their hands.       The Senate is welcoming Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly and saying goodbye to Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander. Kelly was sworn in today after beating Senator Martha McSally. Meanwhile, members of the chamber also gave farewell speeches to retiring Senator Alexander. The 80-year-old Lamar has served in the Senate since 2003.        President Trump is hoping the Supreme Court will see the 2020 presidential election was a "total catastrophe" and overturn the results. In a 46-minute social media video, Trump claimed they have "so much evidence" to prove "we've just elected a president where the votes were fraudulent."        Officials are telling people not to enter the water near Discovery Park in Seattle after thousands of gallons of sewage spilled into the Puget Sound. An operating error led to 15-thousand-gallons of wastewater to spill into the area. Coming into contact with wastewater can cause skin rashes and upper respiratory infections.       A California student suffering from a head injury after being shot during a Zoom distance learning session today. The sheriff's department says deputies responded to the home in Woodbridge after receiving several reports about a person shot. He was taken to the hospital, without a word on how serious his condition might be. KCRA reports Lodi Unified School District confirmed that the shooting happened during a sixth-grade Zoom class.       It looks like former Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh [[ shay ]] died without a will. TMZ reports his father and brother "have a good faith belief" Hsieh did not have an estate plan for his 840-million-dollar net worth. Since Hsieh was single with no kids his brother and father asked a judge Nevada judge to make them administer his estate. Hsieh died last week at the age of 46 from injuries obtained during a house fire in Connecticut.