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About the Project

About the project

San Pedro Elementary School Nature Trail

Eagle Scout Community Service Project organized and led by Nikolai Zykanov of Troop 76 - Terra Linda.

In Spring of 2011 Nikolai Zykanov of San Rafael was looking for a community service project to lead as a requirement for his Eagle Scout Rank advancement in Boy Scouts.  He asked Julie Lehman, the Garden Coordinator at San Pedro Elementary School, for ideas.  After considering various needs around the school Nikolai decided to post signs that identify some of the trees on the campus.   They decided to call it the San Pedro Elementary School Nature Trail. 


As a complement to the tree identification signs, Nikolai wanted to create a handbook for teachers and students to give more information about the trees on the nature trail. The booklet would help students learn more about the trees. After discussion of how to create the booklet and how to have it printed, it was agreed that a paperless option, of having a webpage about the trees would be best.  That is the web section that you are reading now.

Words of Gratitude

First of all, thank you to Julie Lehman the Garden Coordinator at San Pedro Elementary School for providing the vision for this project.  Next, thank you to Assistant Scoutmaster Jesse Barnett for supporting Nikolai as he organized and led the other scouts to complete the project. Thank you to all the scouts from Troop 76 of Terra Linda who showed up and worked on the project. Thank you to Alexander Zykanov for sharing his expertise with building, power tools and materials with NIkolai and the scouts. Thank you to the folks at West End Nursery in San Rafael for help with tree identification. 

Nikolai Zykanov
Nikolai Zykanov - Troop 76 - Spring 2011