College of Science

Terrestrial Wildlife Ecology

Step & Prep

Join Professor Jenny Duggan for informal chats about science careers while enjoying the trails at Fort Ord National Monument.  

  • Walks are at 1:00 PM on Saturdays during the fall and spring semesters.
  • All friends and leashed dogs are welcome, but please come prepared to wear a face mask and/or maintain social distancing!  You'll know you have the right spot when you see a black dog with a huge, fuzzy tail- that's Benson!
  • Please send an email to jduggan@csumb.edu in advance so I'll know to look for you!
Image of a black dog

Benson, the Step & Prep mascot

Meeting Locations

The meeting locations for the next few weeks are described below:

Date    Meeting Location Description        

October 1, 2022

Intersection of 8th Ave and Gigling Rd. 

Meeting location is a parking lot a short walk or bike ride from main campus. We have the potential to see lots of great wildlife in this area, including birds, reptiles, and bobcats!

October 8, 2022

Parking lot off Intergarrison Rd (just East of Schoonover Dr) 

Meeting location is a parking lot a short walk from East Campus or bike/bus ride from main campus. We'll see lots of California tiger salamander habitat.

October 15, 2022

Intersection of Watkins Gate Rd and W Camp St in the East Garrison neighborhood.

Meeting location is a short drive from campus/East Campus and street parking is available. Not many students know about this entrance to the Fort Ord National Monument!

October 22, 2022

Intersection of Watkins Gate Rd and Sloat St in the East Garrison neighborhood. 

Meeting location is a short drive from campus/East Campus and street parking is available. We'll tackle some hills on this walk- good exercise and great scenery!

October 29, 2022

Intersection of 8th Ave and Gigling Rd.

Meeting location is a parking lot a short walk or bike ride from main campus. We have the potential to see lots of great wildlife in this area, including birds, reptiles, and bobcats!