Christine Hirst, Earth Science teacher West Ranch High School
Description: Students will be taking a hike through Towsley Canyon and observing changes in geology and botanical features, while making inferences about causes and relationships.
Science Concepts Addressed:
Please review and print this trail map
There are numerous events and scheduled hikes and educational trips scheduled throughout the Fall of 2011:
Parking is now free both inside and outside the park
appropriate for all ages
History of Towsley Canyon
Ed Davis Park in Towsley Canyon is named for former State Senator Ed Davis, who championed the preservation of Towsley Canyon. The park offers visitors a peaceful haven just west of the I-5 between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys. Trails for hiking, mountain biking, and equestrian use lead visitors through an astonishing variety of habitat types. Notable park features include Towsley Creek, and spectacular water-worn rock formations in Towsley Gorge, as wells as scenic trail viewpoints and oak woodland. Sonia Thompson Nature Center features exhibits about the natural and cultural history of the park.Towsley Lodge is a beautiful Spanish-style ranch house that sits atop a large green knoll surrounded by cottonwoods. The lodge is available for private day or overnight group rental. It provides a wonderful staging area for all types of events from corporate meetings to weddings to overnight slumber parties. There are two large living rooms with comfortable furnishings and wood-burning fireplaces, and a fully equipped kitchen. Upstairs, three bedrooms provide overnight accommodations for up to 18 guests. A large backyard area includes an outdoor patio with a fire pit and an azure swimming pool.
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