Oak Ambassadors are 4th and 5th-grade students who have completed specialized training to prepare themselves as nature guides on Learning Among the Oaks trails at Santa Margarita Ranch and the Pismo Preserve. Students interested in applying must have the recommendation of their regular classroom teachers. Training consists of a nine-week series of pull out science and youth environmental leadership classes presented from late January through early April of each year. The program started in 2010 and has grown each year with more students seeking the challenges involved in becoming competent nature trail guides for younger students and families exploring wonders within the local oak woodland ecosystem. If you are interested in learning more about LATO, please click on the provided links.