“Descubre Outside! Discover Afuera!” are new after school clubs launched by California 4-H and the California Outdoor Engagement Coalition as part of an initiative to engage more Latino children and their families. The youth explore the outdoors through a series of six culturally relevant and inclusive environmental education experiences, including a mini BioBlitz in their community and a BioBlitz at a National Park, National Wildlife Refuge or similar public land/water. A BioBlitz is an outing to observe living plants and animals in a given location. The youth will implement and present Environmental Action Projects to serve as environmental stewards in their communities. The first community to pilot this program is Merced County. It will then be expanded to include the counties of Kern, Orange, Sonoma, Monterey and Riverside. The 4th graders that participated will receive Every Kid in a Park passes, giving them and their families free access to all federally owned lands and waters for a full year! The Merced 4th graders just conducted their Bioblitz field trip, led by local high school students. Check out some photos of their experiences below.