Some of those in attendance at the OEF grant ceremony gather for a group shot.
Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter
The third-grade class at Meiners Oaks Elementary School will be a little better equipped for studying nature in the nearby Meadows Preserve when fall rolls around, thanks to 25 new binoculars provided by the Ojai Education Foundation (OEF). “A lot of people don’t realize we’re a Green Ribbon Award-winning school,” said instructor Teresa Lessing, who had applied for the $875 grant from OEF. “One of our cornerstones is outdoor education.”