Our 2010-2011 restoration took place in November at Blue Mountain Center for Meditation. It was a beautiful site!
The first graders, with help from their fourth grade buddies, made pictures showing the sequence of what we did on our restoration and what the site will look like in years to come.
The third graders created bottle habitats with mini-watersheds made of soil and gravel, and included plants to prevent erosion.
They also painted watercolor pictures of how they pictured riparian areas they had seen.
The fifth grade class studied weather and topography. They made weather map posters, and built scale models based on topographical maps.
In September, our school had FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHT. This gave students a chance to show their parent what they know about watersheds and water quality. The Sonoma County Water Agency brought their watershed model to demonstrate the importance of protecting our watershed, and visitors had a chance to look and macro- and microscopic aquatic life that can be found in our “backyard” watershed.