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.
The nation's top infectious disease expert says getting the community involved in the coronavirus vaccine process is a must. On ABC's This Week, Dr. Anthony Fauci [[ FOW-chee ]] said people who are trusted in their area should get involved. He said they have to show that the vaccine is safe and that the process has been transparent. Fauci admitted they're going up against some with an anti-vax sentiment and those who are skeptical of the current effort.       President-elect Joe Biden is gaining more votes after a partial recount in Wisconsin. The recount did not find evidence of fraud, as President Trump had claimed, and even widened Biden's victory in the state by an additional 87 votes. The Democratic leader of the Wisconsin Elections Commission said she would certify Biden's victory today. President Trump tweeted over the weekend that he plans to file a lawsuit over the matter.        A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has concerns about those heading up the nation's security. Mike Mullen told NBC's Meet The Press he's worried about the Trump loyalists who are currently in top Pentagon positions. He said many unhelpful things can be done before President-elect Joe Biden takes office January 20th.        White House senior advisor Jared Kushner will be heading to the Middle East this week. Kushner and his team will reportedly travel to Qatar and Saudi Arabia to help resolve a dispute between the neighboring Gulf countries. Kushner is expected to meet with the emir of Qatar and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the coming days.        Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says he smoked weed before getting in the ring Saturday for his much-hyped fight with Roy Jones Jr. The eight-round exhibition match that took place at L.A.'s Staples Center was Tyson's first match in 15 years. It ended in a draw. Fifty-four-year-old "Iron" Mike talked told reporters afterwards it's just what he does.        An actor from the original Star Wars trilogy is dead. The daughter of 85-year-old David Prowse says he had COVID-19. It was reported that Prowse had prostate cancer back in 2018. He is known for playing the iconic character Darth Vader. Prowse physically acted as the character, but did not voice the role.