Posted by: plreber | May 14, 2009

June Events

Wednesday, June 10th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

How Innovative Environmental Education Benefits

Students, Community, and the Watershed

Plus: Impact of Recent Plantings on the Riparian Zone in Two Parks

Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs St.

Learn firsthand about the success and impacts of the quality environmental education programs in place in the Coast Fork Watershed.  This presentation will review the STREAM (Students Trained in River Enhancement, Awareness, and Monitoring) Education Program in Cottage Grove. Plus hear about the Restoration Stewardship activities of the UO Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) in East Regional and Garden Lake Parks.

Stephanie Schroeder, Walama Restoration Project executive director, current STREAM students, and teachers Eric Cullander and Gail Hemsoth will describe how the STREAM program incorporates basic geography, stream health, and water quality curriculum into classrooms, teaches important skills to students, and benefits our community.

Kevin Horan, ELP restoration stewardship project manager, and three undergraduate students will discuss their assessment of the impact on the riparian zone of recent plantings in East Regional Park and Garden Lake Park.

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