Chimpanzees, originated from Africa, are categorized as great apes. A common misconception about Chimpanzees are that they are monkeys, this is false. A big thing that differentiates them is that monkeys have tails while Chimpanzees do not. Chimpanzees are very similar to human beings, as we share 98% of DNA; therefore it is important that we keep these animals from becoming extinct.
The civil unrest in the Republic of Congo has taken its toll on the Eastern Lowland Gorilla. The Eastern Lowland Gorilla rests in the lowland rain forests in eastern Congo. As a result, its home has decreased from 8,100 square miles (about the size of the state of Massachusetts) to about 4,600 square miles in the past fifty years.
Last Summer our LEAD Classes were filled to capacity so we are bringing them back by popular demand!
LEAD (Leadership Education and Action Development) is a formal learning environment that provides youth ages 10 to 17 with the opportunity to learn skills that will help them succeed as leaders, both in school and in life. Our courses include Personal Skills, People Skills, Management Skills, Public Speaking and Planting Supervisor Training. Check our dates below and then visit our LEAD page to register online.
Not yet convinced? Check out this Q & A with two of our LEAD alum and long-time Tree Musketeers Youth Managers about how LEAD courses and involvement with the organization can lead to acceptance at Yale!
2016 Summer LEAD
The Youth Manager Series are held Monday, Wednesday & Thursday from 4:00pm to 5:30pm on the following dates:
Personal Skills: July 11, 13 & 14
People Skills: July 18, 20 & 21
Management Skills: July 25, 27 & 28
The Public Speaking Series will be held Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from August 1st – 12th, 4:00pm to 6:00pm.
Sea Lions are, as their name suggests, ocean animals. They are heavy animals most known for their external ear flaps and ability to walk on all fours. There are many different types of Sea Lions living in different climates, from subarctic to tropical. Not all sea lions are considered endangered, though. The IUCN Red List shows the Australian, New Zealand, and Galápagos Sea Lions as endangered animals.
Did you miss our 2016 Earth Day event? Do not fret! Check out our event gallery below and sign up for future volunteer opportunities with Tree Musketeers!
View our Volunteer Calendar for upcoming event dates and details. Are you a large community or corporate group? Give us a call at (310) 322-0263 and ask for our Volunteer Manager, Charming, or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The largest sea turtle that we know of is called the Leatherback Turtle, and it also migrates the most, as we see in Finding Nemo! When the Leatherback Turtle migrates, it crosses the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans going from the coral Triangle all the way to the California coast. According to the IUCN, the Leatherback Turtle is listed as vulnerable, but many sub-populations are critically endangered.
If all of us who work and volunteer in Tree Musketeers voted, wouldn’t we have better policies and funding for our trees in particular and planet in general?
That’s why Tree Musketeers is proud to sign on to Vote with Your Mission, a nonpartisan voter initiative sponsored by the California Association of Nonprofits to get 100% of nonprofit staff and volunteers to vote.
Just think of what could happen if more people voted with the ideals and values that they bring to the nonprofit sector. Just think of what is possible if we are able to galvanize the voting power of the nonprofit community.
So, all of us involved with Tree Musketeers – volunteers, staff, and board – let’s do our part and vote on November 8.
Together, we can ensure that our voices – as citizens as well as participants of nonprofit organizations – are heard on Election Day. For more information and to sign on, visit www.votewithyourmission.org.
On March 5th, 2016 the City of El Segundo and Tree Musketeers held their 29th Annual Arbor Day Celebration! Tall and Small volunteers came out to plant over 70 new trees, which replaced large areas of the invasive plant acacia, and to care for Trees to the Sea along Imperial Highway. The tree planting and care were followed up by lunch provided by Chevron, our Presenting Sponsor. We also had beverages and desert provided by other local businesses and a silent auction, raising funds to keep programs like Arbor Day and our Summer Leadership Courses up and running.
During our closing ceremony speeches were made by our co-founder Tara Church, Arbor Day Task Force Member Eric Busch and Scott Houston of West Basin.
Take a look at the great work our volunteers accomplished!
To empower young people to be environmental leaders