Kids in the Creek

The Clear Creek Student Restoration and Monitoring Project is a collaborative service-learning project that teaches and provides educational experiences about the Upper Clear Creek watershed in Shasta County, California. This project is located on French Gulch Creek near the town of French Gulch  and aims to assist students from three local schools with studying, restoring, and monitoring riparian habitat severely burned during the August 2004 French Fire.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Kids in the Creek, again

Students at French Gulch-Whiskeytown School have been involved in planting native plants, observing wildlife, and learning about their watershed. They are involved with their local environment as stewards of the land that backs up to their community. Students have ownership of what they are doing and will be able to see their efforts for many years to come. It benefits the kids, the community, and the watershed when everyone is working together, making a positive difference, and helping to ensure a healthier environment in the future. The other benefit is that students learn and do science, writing, reading, math, arts, and social studies all as part of their participation in their learning and environment. Education and understanding of the environment is critical to the future health of our natural resources.