CA DEN Event: The Story of Our State Flower


Our State Flower is the California Poppy, but how much do you really know about it? Here’s an opportunity for you to experience the amazing color of our state flower first hand and bring images and stories back to your students.  (Fourth grade teachers – are you paying attention?!)

On Saturday, April 4th you’re invited to bring your digital camera and join fellow California DEN members at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve (  Once there we’ll explore the Visitor’s Center and take in the breathtaking color of the poppies and other wildflowers (which will hopefully be in full bloom by the time we arrive).  There are trails to hike and many opportunities for photos.  We’ll have DEN “experts” on hand to teach helpful photography tips like the “rule of thirds” and how to use the your camera’s macro function.  After some hiking and exploring we’ll get together for lunch to share what you’ve learned. 

PS: For you Geocachers, the Poppy View cache (GC17FHG) and a couple others are also nearby.


Meet at the Visitors Center between 10 and 10:30am.

Parking is $8 per car, so if several of you are coming from the same area it might be helpful (and fun) to carpool.

Bring a sack lunch.  Your CA DEN Leadership will provide additional snacks & drinks.

Bring comfortable walking shoes and a sweatshirt. It can get pretty windy out there and they recommend dressing in layers.

If you plan to attend this event, please fill out the Google form below.

 Please fill out this form if you plan on attending! THANKS

Thanks to Dennis Grice for organizing this exciting event!



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  1. Janet English said:

    Great idea, Dennis! Thanks for organizing! Janet

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