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The City of Los Angeles’ Watershed Protection Division created a scholarship program for LAUSD students to participate in EcoTours, an educational field trip to the headquarters of the environmental group, TreePeople.

These tours of TreePeople’s park facility included five learning stations that explore ecological processes and demonstrate the effects of pollution. Students study the micro-organisms and insects found on plants and leaves, and also get to meet the Dirt Doctor, who explains how "mulch soup" is used to help enrich the soil and also provides food for animals.

Composting is emphasized as an alternative to discarding leaves in the trash.

If you would like to learn more about EcoTours, please call TreePeople at (818) 623-4859.